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Micro-credential Overview

Earners of this badge have a working knowledge and experience in library cataloging and metadata work gained through a semester-long internship with UCO Max Chamber's Library Metadata and Cataloging department. A foundational knowledge in working with bibliographic data is essential for graduate students planning for a career as a professional metadata or cataloging librarian. This internship is designed to familiarize students with concepts and tools relating to cataloging and provide real-world, hands-on experiences in creating and editing bibliographic metadata.

What can you do with this micro-credential?

  • Learn foundations of copy cataloging.
  • Recognize unique qualities of different catalog resources.
  • Use software (e.g. Excel) to identify and edit metadata for remediation in online repository.
  • Use library software (e.g. Alma, OLCL Connexion) to create and edit bibliographic records.
  • Apply controlled vocabularies (e.g. LCSH, FAST headings) accurately to bibliographic records.
  • Perform complex copy and derived cataloging.
Metadata and Catalog Intern Micro-credential Badge

Intended Audience

  • OU SLIS students enrolled in the MLIS program, other graduate students in library and information science.

Instruction Method

• In person.


• Once per semester (summer internship begins April 1, fall internship begins July 30 and spring internship begins Nov. 15).


  • Those interested must be enrolled in a MLIS internship course (such as OU's LIS 5824) and must apply on the library's website under Internship Opportunities.


  • The micro-credential fee is sponsored by the UCO Max Chambers Library at no cost to participants.

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What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.