Robert L. Bothmann

  • Mankato US-MN
Robert L. Bothmann

Professor, and Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian

Summary

Over 15 years of experience cataloging print, electronic, and special format resources and teaching professional catalogers across the country; published author of several articles and book chapters.

Education

Education
Sep 1995 - Feb 1996

Study Abroad Program

Karl-Franzens Universität

German language and Austrian studies program through the Global Campus, University of Minnesota.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2002 - Present

Professor, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian

Library Services, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Electronic Access/Catalog Librarian, 2002-2011
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise for defining and providing access to the electronic serials and online journal collections
  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging of serials, monographs, and electronic resources
  • Assign classification numbers and subject headings to incomplete records
  • Resolve serial-related cataloging problems
  • Promote electronic resources to the university community
  • Manage electronic resource trials
  • Research new databases, resources, and content access technologies
  • Instruct library faculty and coordinate training on new and existing resources, particularly platform and interface changes
  • Investigate improvements to public display and usability of electronic resources
  • Serve as Coordinator of the Technical Services Unit, March 2007-July 2009, spring 2014 (sabbatical replacement), 2014-2017
    • Served as Coordinator of the Cataloguing Unit, August 2003-2007
  • Served as Acquisitions Librarian, August 2007-August 2008
    • Managed $2.1M budget in conjunction with the dean and faculty
  • Supervise classified staff
  • Coordinate unit activities, meetings, development of goals and objectives, policies and procedures, equipment requests, and annual report
  • Represent the cataloguing unit on the Coordinators’ Council
    • Serve on the Aleph-MnLINK Team (AMT), providing leadership, direction, and communication for the continuing implementation of the Aleph500 Integrated Library System. Served as chair: 2004-2005
  • Work cooperatively across library units to manage initiatives that provide access to electronic resources for the university community
  • Provide instruction for electronic resources to university faculty and staff
  • Serve as a member of the Library Web Team and participate in activities such as: develop and maintain web pages related to e-resources; analyze usability of the website; and provide links between various access systems
  • Serve as member of the Serials Review Committee (SRC), 2002-2004
  • Work cooperatively with the Systems Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian, and the Government Documents Librarian in coordinating access to the Library’s collections of e-resources
  • Participate in collection development for assigned departments
  • Participate in weekend reference service as assigned
  • Participate in the Library’s Instruction program
  • Participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces
  • Serve in the Graduate Faculty
    • Graduate Faculty, 2003-2006
    • Regular Graduate Faculty status, 2007-2014
    • Research Graduate Faculty status, 2014-2018
Jun 2010 - Present

Adjunct Lecturer

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Teach 507 Introduction to Bibliographic Metadata (formerly Cataloging & Classification I) in the LEEP program
  • Teach 577 Advanced Bibliographic Metadata (formerly Cataloging & Classification II) in the LEEP program
  • Taught 590CNL Cataloging Nonprint Materials in the LEEP program, summer semester 2011
  • Teach 590RDL Introduction to RDA in the LEEP program, summer semester 2013
Jun 1999 - Jul 2002

Special Formats Cataloging Coordinator

University Libraries, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
  • Performed original and complex copy cataloging of electronic resources, cartographic materials, sound recordings, moving image materials, graphic materials, realia, and microforms, including authority control, subject analysis, and call number assignment.
  • Identified training needs and provide training for special format cataloging.
  • Provided leadership for and participate in library committees.
  • Maintained working relationships and communication with other coordinators, subject teams, and other units within the library.
Jun 1997 - Jun 1999

Library Assistant II

University Libraries, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
  • Performed copy cataloging and acquisitions services for the science and engineering library, education, psychology and library science collections, and the Children's Literature Research Collections.
  • Supervised and trained student employees on serials check-in and marking of new monographs and serials.
  • Performed serials record maintenance and vendor communications.

Awards

Editorial Service

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Taylor & Francis.

  • Editor, 2014-
  • Cataloging News Editor, 2010-2014
  • Network Access & Applications Editor, 2005-2010

Caribbean Library Journal, The University of the West Indies, University Libraries.

  • Peer Reviewer, 2012-

Current Research

"The Table of Contents: Best Practices for Cataloging Informal, Formal, and MARC 21-Enhanced Contents Notes."   

A literature review of doctoral dissertations in cataloging and cataloging-related topics.

An RDA Companion to Nancy B. Olson's Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials 5th ed.

Presentations

Bothmann, Bobby. "Technical Services: The Next Generation." Opening and closing keynote presentations for the Ohio Library Council (OLC) 2016 Technical Services Retreat, Columbus, Ohio, 31 March-1 April.

Bergland, Kristi, Karla Jurgemeyer, and Bobby Bothmann. "Incorporating Student Workers in Cataloging Workflows." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association 2015 Annual Conference, Saint Paul, Minn. October 8. http://sched.co/3vTH

Quimby, Sarah, Bobby Bothmann, and Alex Kent. 2015. "MarcEdit and Aleph File 90 Record Loader Workshop." Workshop for the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Workdays. Edina, Minn., April 9. https://www.mnpals.org/content/spring-2015-user-group-workdays.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "CAVM 5.5: An RDA Companion." Research Results of the OLAC Research Grant Awarded in 2012 presented at the 2014 OLAC Conference. Kansas City, Mo., October 26.

Bothmann, Bobby, Heather Tompkins, and Rachel Wexelbaum. 2014. ""We Go Together:" LGBT Users' Needs and Librarians' Support." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Mankato, Minn., October 9.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "Hitting a Moving Target: Cataloging in the Age of Emerging Technologies." Paper presented at the Cataloguing with Bibliography, Classification & Indexing and UNIMARC Strategic Programme, IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Lyon, France: IFLA, August 17.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "Cataloging Media with RDA." Invited day-long workshop presentation for LACONi Technical Services. Schaumburg, Ill., May 16.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "Cataloging Moving Images with RDA." Invited workshop presentation at OLC Technical Services Retreat. Lewis Center (Columbus), Ohio, April 22.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "Cataloging Non-Musical Audio Recordings with RDA." Invited workshop presentation at OLC Technical Services Retreat. Lewis Center (Columbus), Ohio, April 21.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "An Adjunct Professor's Perspectives on the Skills LIS Students Need, and How Practitioners and Educators can Collaborate to Provide Them." Panel presentation at the Biennial Educators Meeting, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. Philadelphia, Pa., January 24.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2013. "It's Not Armageddon: A Practical Guide to Using the New Cataloging Code. RDA Moving Images." Preconference co-presenter at Illinois Library Association. Chicago, Ill., October 14.

Bothmann, Bobby, Kim Edson, Karen Hogan, Tori Jensen, and Rachel Wexelbaum. 2013. "We Are Family: Queer Collections and Library Relationships." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Saint Cloud, Minn., October 11. http://libguides.mnsu.edu/WeAreFamily.

Bothmann, Robert and Jennifer Turner. 2013. "3D Library Displays: Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Online Patrons and Resources." Presentation at the Library Technology Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., March 21. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2013/sessions/73/.

Bothmann, Robert, Casey Duevel, and Nat Gustafson-Sundell. 2013. "What a MESS! Implementing Licensed and Free Mobile Applications for Electronic Library Resources." Panel presentation at the Library Technology Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., March 21. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2013/sessions/19/.

Lubas, Rebecca and Robert Bothmann. 2012. "Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments." Preconference presented at the OLAC Biennial Conference. Albuquerque, N.M., October 21. http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/newsletters/enews/2012Dec/reports.html.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2012. "Hitting a Moving Target: Cataloging in an Age of Emerging Technologies." Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., October 5.

Bothmann, Bobby, Rachel Wexelbaum, Heather Tompkins, Jennifer Hootman, Danya Leebaw, and Karen P. Hogan. 2012. "What a Queer Idea: LGBT Resources for Your Library." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., October 4.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2012. "Hitting a Moving Target: Cataloging in the Age of Emerging Technologies." Invited presentation for Mohican Technical Services Retreat, Ohio Library Council. Mohican State Park, Ohio, October 2-3. http://olc.org/TSRPrograms.asp.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2012. "Cataloging Emerging Technologies." Presentation at the Library Technology Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., March 15. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2012/sessions/59/.

Bothmann, Robert. 2011. "Batchloading MARC 21 Records in Aleph." Presentation at the Upper Midwest Ex Libris User Group Meeting. Fargo, N.D., October 18.

Quimby, Sarah, Stephen Hearn, Chris Getz, and Robert Bothmann. 2011. "RDA: DOA or A-OK? A Town Hall Debate." Oxford-style debate presented at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Duluth, Minn., October 12.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2011. "OCLC BibNote, MarcEdit, & File-90: "Birds of a Feather"." Presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Meeting. Moorhead, Minn., October 18.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2011. "MARC Edit Demo." Presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Cataloging Workday. Saint Paul, Minn., April 28. http://www.mnpals.org/content/acquisitionsserialscataloging-workday-april-2011.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2011. "RDA: Loss of GMD and Changes Regarding Type and Format." Presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Cataloging Workday. Saint Paul, Minn., April 28. http://www.mnpals.org/content/acquisitionsserialscataloging-workday-april-2011.

Bothmann, Bobby and Kellian Clink. 2011. "Free Puppies: Integrating Web Resources into the Catalog." Paper presented at the Library Technology Conference. Saint Paul, Minn., March 16. http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/libtech_conf/2011/sessions/24/.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "File-90 Bib Loader." Presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Meeting. Saint Paul, Minn., October 28. http://www.mnpals.org/content/user-group-meeting-fall-2010.

Quimby, Sarah and Bobby Bothmann. 2010. "Getting Around RDA." Presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries User Group Meeting. Saint Paul, Minn., October 28. http://www.mnpals.org/content/user-group-meeting-fall-2010.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "Electronic Resources." Workshop presented at the 14th Biennial OLAC Conference. Macon, Ga., October 15-16. http://olacinc.org/drupal/conference/2010/workshops.html.

Bothmann, Bobby, Mark Ehlert, Mary Huismann, Sara Quimby. 2010. "Test-Driving Resource Description and Access: Minnesota Experience." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Rochester, Minn., October 7.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "Evolving Standards: Making the Leap to RDA in Historical Context." Panel presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference program "Boot Camp for the 21st Century Metadata Manager". Washington, D.C., June 28. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/past/ala/annual/10/prmeta.cfm.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "Staying On Your Cataloging Toes: Professional Development in Your Career." Guest lecture for LIBR 249 Advanced Cataloging, San Jose State University. April 27.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "Analytic Linkages for Serials and 'Bound-withs' + WFF: Fixed Field Indexes and How To Use Them." Workshop presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Work Day. Saint Paul, Minn., April 9.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2010. "Cataloging Streaming Media." Workshop presentation at the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Work Day. Saint Paul, Minn., April 9.

Narum, Dianne L., Robert Bothmann, Christopher E. Getz, Mic Golden, and Paddy Satzer. 2009. "Workflows for Outsourced Technical Services." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Saint Cloud, Minn., October 15.

Bothmann, Robert, Anna Hulseberg, and Sarah D. S. Monson. 2009. "Strategic Planning for E-Resources Management: Views from the Field." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Saint Cloud, Minn., October 15.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2009. "RDA, FRBR, & FRAD: Making the Connection (ALCTS Preconference, Chicago, Ill.)." Faculty Improvement Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato. July 10.

Faiks, Angi, Bobby Bothmann, Leslie McPhail Peterson, and Virginia Dudley. 2008. "Rethinking Tech Services." Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. Bloomington, Minn., November 20.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2008. "Electronic Resources." Workshop presented at the OLAC-MOUG Conference. Cleveland, Ohio, September 26-26. http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/conference/2008/WorkshopDescriptions.html.

Bothmann, Robert and Mary Ann Greenwald. 2007. "Using Indexing to Leverage Our Catalog Data for Users: Indexing ‘Tweaks' & Fixed Fields." Poster presented at the ELUNA Annual Meeting. Spearfish, S.D., June 7.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2007. "Mapping Graduate Research." Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Calif., April 19. http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=14664.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2007. "From Database to ILL Request: Making the Connection with OpenURL." Presentation at the Ex Libris Regional User Group Meeting. Minneapolis, Minn., March 5.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2007. "Using Indexing to Leverage Our Catalog Data for Users: Indexing ‘Tweaks' & Fixed Fields." Panel presentation at the Ex Libris Regional User Group Meeting. Minneapolis, Minn., March 5.

Bell, Rebecca, Robert Bothmann, Mary Ann Greenwald, and Al Rykhus. 2006. "Keyword indexing of Fixed Field character positions... Technical Services' answer to anything you ever wanted to know about records with coded information that is positionally defined." Presented at the ELUNA Annual Meeting. Knoxville, Tenn., June 6.

Bothmann, Robert L. 2006. "The Historical Geography of Good Thunder, Minnesota, 1870-2005." Poster presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, Ill., March 8. http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=9251.

Holmberg, Melissa and Robert Bothmann. 2004. "E-Journal Management and Access Methods." Tactics session presented at the North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference. Milwaukee, Wis., June 18-19. http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=742&pk_association_webpage=3963.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2001. "Cataloging E-Stuff." Presentation at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium for Paraprofessionals and Support Staff. Minneapolis, Minn., May 1.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2000. "Fitting Square Pegs into Round Holes: Reconciling Chapter 9 netLibrary Records with the LCRI 1.11A." Poster presented at the OLAC-MOUG Conference. Seattle, Wash., October 14.

Friedrich, Judith, Nancy Gibbs, and Robert Bothmann. 2000. "Ekk! It's E-books!" Reacotr panelist for Minitex Symposium. Saint Paul, Minn., September 14.

Grants and Funded Research

Bothmann, Robert. 2014. "Linked Data for Libraries (LITA Forum Preconference, Albuquerque, N.M." Faculty Improvement Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato. November 5-6.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2013. "QR Codes for Enhancing User Retrieval of Resources." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services. Spring.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2012. "Funding to support research for an RDA Companion to Nancy B. Olson's Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials 5th ed." OLAC Research Grant.

Bothmann, Robert. 2011. "A Literature Review of Cataloging and Classification Dissertations." Faculty Research Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Spring.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2011. "A Literature Review of Cataloging and Classification Dissertations." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services. Spring.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2005. "Establishing an Institutional Repository (LITA Preconference Workshop, Boston, Mass.)." Faculty Improvement Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato. January 14.

Bothmann, Bobby, Mark McCullough, and Evan Rusch. 2004/2005. "Comparison of High-Circulation Government Documents and Electronic Access." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services.

Bothmann, Bobby and Polly Frank. 2004/2005. "Interlibrary Loan Use Among MSU Undergraduate Students." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2004/2005. "Survey of Trends for Catalogers of Special Formats." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services.

Bothmann, Bobby. 2004. "SCCTP Advanced Serials Cataloging Workshop (University of Hawai'i-Manoa, 15-16 April 2004)." Faculty Improvement Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Holmberg, Melissa and Bobby Bothmann. 2003/2004. "Comparing Usage of ECO and Free Online Journal Management Tools." Research Incentive Grant, Library Services.

Edited Volumes

Online Delivery of Cataloging and Classification Education and Instruction. Guest Editor: Robert L. Bothmann. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 50, issues 2-3 (Feb.-Apr. 2012).

Papers

Bothmann, Bobby. 2014. "Hitting a Moving Target: Cataloging in the Age of Emerging Technologies." Cataloguing with Bibliography, Classification & Indexing and UNIMARC Strategic Programme, IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Lyon, France: IFLA. http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/837.

Journal Articles

Bothmann, Robert. 2004. "Cataloging Electronic Books." Library Resources & Technical Services 48 (1): 12-19. doi:10.5860/lrts.48n1.

Bothmann, Bobby, Melissa Holmberg, and Becky Schwartzkopf. 2005. "E-Journal Management and Access Methods." The Serials Librarian 48 (3-4): 315-319. doi:10.1300/J123v48n03_14.

Bothmann, Robert L. 2007. "Meeting the Needs of Special Format Catalogers: Ideas for Professional Organizations, Library Schools, and Professional Catalogers." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 44 (3-4): 221-232. doi:10.1300/J104v44n03_05.

Frank, Polly P. and Robert L. Bothmann. 2007. "Assessing Undergraduate Interlibrary Loan Use." Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve 18 (1): 33-48. doi:10.1300/J474v18n01_05.

Books

Olson, Nancy B., Robert L. Bothmann, and Jessica J. Schomberg. Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials and Other Special Materials: A Manual Based on AACR2 and MARC 21, 5th ed. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Book Chapters

Bothmann, Robert L. and Kellian Clink. 2011. "Free Puppies": Integrating Web Resources into Online Catalogs. Vol. 34, in Advances in Librarianship: Librarianship in Times of Crisis, edited by Anne Woodsworth, 159-181. Bingley: Emerald.

Bothmann, Robert L. 2011. "Evolving Standards: Making the Leap to RDA." Chap. 1 in Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments, edited by Rebecca Lubas. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Holmberg, Melissa and Bobby Bothmann. 2008. "Strategic Planning for Electronic Resource Management." Chap. 2 in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice, edited by Holly Yu and Scott Breivold, 16-28. Hershey, Pa.: Information Science Reference.

Book Reviews

Bothmann, Robert. 2013. "Review of Design, Development, and Management of Resources for Digital Library Services. Tariq Ashraf and Puja Anad Gultai, editors." Technicalities 33 (4): 19-21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=92897327&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2013. "Review of Demystifying Serials Cataloging: A Book of Examples, Fang Huang Gao, Heather Tennison, and Janet A. Weber." Technicalities 33 (3): 18-19. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=92898089&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2013. "Review of Demystifying FRAD: Functional Requirements for Authority Data, Qiang Jin." Technicalities 33 (1): 17-19. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=92885269&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2012. "Review of The Library Catalogue as Social Space: Promoting Patron Driven Collections, Online Communities, and Enhanced Reference and Readers’ Services, Laurel Tarulli." Technicalities 32 (6): 20-21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=86643527&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2012. "Review of Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings, Vanda Broughton." Technicalities 32 (3): 20-22. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=101749736&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2011. "Review of Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices by Jesse Holden." Written for Technicalities, but not used due to unintended duplicate review.

Bothmann, Robert. 2009. "Review of Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries, Sheila S. Intner and Jean Weihs." Technicalities 29 (3): 20-21. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502977056&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2008. "Review of Commemorating the Past, Celebrating the Present, Creating the Future: Papers in Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, edited by Pamela Bluh." Technicalities 28 (4): 16-17.

Bothmann, Robert. 2007. "Review of Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections, Edited by Audrey Fenner." Technicalities 27 (2): 16-19.

Bothmann, Robert. 2006. "Review of E-Metrics for Library and Information Professionals: How to Use Data for Managing and Evaluating Electronic Resource Collections, by Andrew White and Eric Djiva Kamal." Technicalities 26 (6): 19-20. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502894570&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2006. "Review of Electronic Journal Management Systems: Experiences from the Field, edited by Gary Ives." Technicalities 26 (1): 17-18. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502968058&site=ehost-live.

Bothmann, Robert. 2005. "Review of The Thesaurus: Review, Renaissance and Revision, edited by Sandra Roe and Alan Thomas." Technicalities 25 (2): 19-20. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=502949270&site=ehost-live.

Instruction

Bothmann, Bobby. "Library of Congress Classification: An Intermediate Look". Webinar for SEFLIN, April 15, 2016.

Bothmann, Bobby. "Library of Congress Subject Headings: An Intermediate Look". Webinar for SEFLIN, April 13, 2016.

Bothmann, Bobby. "Library of Congress Classification: An Introductory View". Webinar for SEFLIN, April 7, 2016.

Bothmann, Bobby. "Library of Congress Subject Headings: An Introductory View". Webinar for SEFLIN, April 4, 2016.

Bothmann, Robert. "Understanding and Using Library of Congress Classification." ALA Editions eCourse, January 19-February 16, 2016.

Bothmann, Robert. "RDA: What you need to know." University of Wisconsin, Madison. Continuing Education Services online fall 2013 session.

Bothmann, Robert. "Cataloging with RDA." Invited 1-day training presentation for Maine InfoNet Consortium members, 8 August, 2013, Orono, Me.  http://www.maineinfonet.org/supportportal/training/cataloging-with-rda/

Bothmann, Robert. "RDA Electronic Resource Cataloging." Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Cataloging Workday, 25 April 2013, Edina, Minn. http://www.mnpals.org/content/acquisitionsserials-and-cataloging-workday-april-2013

Bothmann, Robert. "RDA: AV Cataloging." Invited 2-day training presentation for Dartmouth College Technical Services Unit, 21-22 February 2013, Hanover, N.H. Covered RDA core elements, audio, video, e-book, e-resource cataloging, and content, media, carrier vocabularies.

Bothmann, Robert. "RDA: AV Cataloging." Invited 1-day presentation for LACONi Technical Services, 8 February 2013, Schaumburg, Ill. Covered RDA core elements, audio, video, e-book, and e-resource cataloging. http://www.laconi.net/event/rda-av-cataloging-with-bobby-bothmann/

Bothmann, Robert L. "Cataloging Electronic Resources with RDA." Presented at the ALCTS Annual Preconference RDA 201: RDA Gets Real, 24 June 2011, New Orleans, La. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/ala/ac/pc_rda.cfm

Cataloging Video & Sound Recordings and MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data. Invited trainer for the University of Alabama Libraries. Tuscaloosa, AL. 1-2 June 2009.

2009 Acquisitions/Serials and Cataloging Work Day. Presented three workshops:

  • "Analytic Linkages for Serials and 'Bound-withs' + WFF: Fixed Field Indexes and How To Use Them",
  • "Cataloging Electronic Continuing Resources (Parts 1-2)," and
  • "Aleph Reports for Database Management". St. Paul, MN. 23-24 April 2009

Instructor for Professional Development Institute, School of Information Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, online instruction workshops Fundamentals of Cataloging, 14 January-20 February 2009

Instructor for "Introduction to the MARC21 Format for Holdings Data," a MOTSE workshop, presented at:

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, Minn. (Oct. 2003, Oct. 2006)
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minn. (Apr. 2004, Sept. 2006)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, Minn. (Mar. 2006)
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, Brookings, S.D. (May 2004)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, Minn. (Nov. 2003)
  • University Center, Rochester, Rochester, Minn. (Oct. 2003)
  • St. John's University, Alcuin Library, Collegeville, Minn. (June 2003)
  • South Dakota State Library, Pierre, S.D. (July 2003)
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. (July 2003)
  • Instructor for Cataloging Basics: Access, a MOTSE Workshop, presented at:

SAMMIE, Redwood Falls Public Library, Redwood Falls, Minn. (Aug. 2004)
SELCO, SELCO Office, Rochester, Minn. (Aug. 2004)

Instructor for Cataloging Basics: Description, a MOTSE Workshop, presented at:

  • MELSA, Edina, Minn. (April 2008)

"Cataloging E-books," a MOTSE Plus workshop written, created, and taught for Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and Metronet, 22 May 2001, and 24 Sept. 2002.

Professional Service

LIBRARY SERVICES (MSU, MANKATO)

  • Aleph-MnLINK Team, 2003/2004-Chair, 2004/2005; 2010/2011-2014
  • College of Science, Engineering & Technology Collection Development Team, 2004/2005-
  • Digi Squad, 2013-
  • Electronic Resources Group, 2002/2003-2011
  • Faculty Budget Committee, 2003/2004-2004/2005
    • Chair, 2003/2004-2004/2005
  • Faculty Development Committee, 2007/2008-2008/2009
  • Faculty Planning Committee, 2004-2006Chair, 2005/2006
  • Library A Go-Go Logo Committee, 2004.
  • Library Web Team, 2002/2003-2004/2005, 2008
  • Search Committees, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
  • Serials Review Committee, 2002-2004, 2007-2008
  • Technical Services Management & Planning (TMAP), 2008-

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

  • Focus Group for University Dining, October 2014
  • Admissions Appeals Committee, 2013-2015
  • International Programs Task Force (Faculty Association), 2005.
  • IMS Faculty Advisory Group, 2003/2004
  • Student Relations Coordinator, Spring 2005 (Sabbatical replacement)

FACULTY ASSOCIATION (MSU, MANKATO)

  • Graduate Faculty Committee, 2007-2008, Sabbatical replacement
    • 2008-2012, Elected representative
    • 2010, Chair
  • Faculty Association Unit Representative for the Library and Unaffiliated Unit, 2012-2014
  • IFO GLBTA Representative (replacement), 2013-2014
  • Vice-President of Research and Dean, Graduate School Search Committee member, 2013.
  • Delegate Assembly New Resolution Review Committee, 2014
  • Treasurer, 2014-2016

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

  • American Library Association. Association for Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2016

  • Cataloging & Metadata Management Section of ALCTS, Executive Board
    • Member-at-large, 2010-2012.
    • Chair-elect, 2014-2015
    • Chair, 2015-2016

  • International Federation of Libraries Associations & Institutions (IFLA)
    • Cataloguing Section Standing Committee, ALA Delegate, 2013-2017
    • International Cataloguing Principles Revision Task Force, 2014
    • IFLA Genre/Form Working Group, Cataloguing Committee LIaison, 2014
    • Names of Persons Task Force, 2014

  • OCLC Americas Regional Council
    • Communications Committee, 2014-2015
    • Delegate to Global Council, 2016-2019

  • Consortium of MnPALS Libraries
    • Future ILS Task Force, Cataloging User Group RFP Writing Group, 2015
    • Users' Group, 2002-Cataloging Users' Group, Co-Chair, 2006-2010.
    • Users' Council, 2006-2010Convener, 2006-2010
    • Indexing Task Force, 2005-Convener, 2005-
    • RDA Task Force, 2013-Convener, 2013-
    • Web Scale Discovery Task Force, 2012-Chair, 2012-
    • MSU/GAC/SCTC Aleph Cataloging Users Group, 2004
    • Strategic Planning Task Force, 2006

Minnesota Opportunities for Technical Services Excellence (MOTSE)

  • Steering committee, 2001-2012
  • LSTA Grant, Writing and Implementation, 2004
  • LSTA Grant II, Implementation, 2005-2006
  • Webmaster, 2004-2012

Minitex

MINITEX/Minnesota State Library Standards Review Task Force, 2004-2005 http://www.minitex.umn.edu/committees/standards/


MnLINK

  • Acceptance Testing for Aleph 500TM, Chair of the Cataloging Acceptance Testing Group, 2002-2003
  • Users' Group, 2000-
  • Vendor Evaluation Team, Cataloging/Database Maintenance Working Group, 2000.

OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC)

  • OLAC 2016 Conference Planning Committee, 2015-2016
  • OLAC 2012 Conference Planning Committee, 2011-2012
  • OLAC/MLA U.S. National Libraries RDA Testing Group (2010-2011) participant
  • Past-Past President, 2010-2011Chair, Elections Committee
  • Past President, 2009-2010Chair, Nancy B. Olson Award Committee
  • Chair, OLAC Conference Scholarship Committee
  • President, 2008-2009
  • Vice President/President Elect, 2007-2008
  • Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, 2003-2007
  • Webmaster, OLAC 2004 Montréal Conference, 2003-2004
  • Co-chair 2001-2002, OLAC Conference Program and Local Arrangements Committees for the2002 conference in Saint Paul, Minn., 26-29 September 2002

PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging)

  • NACO-AV Funnel Project participant, 2000-2005
  • NACO Minnesota Funnel Project participant, 2002-

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Library Association (ALA), Member 2000-
    • Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Member 2000-
    • Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), Member 2002-2007, 2011-
    • Association of College & Research Libraries, Member 2008-2010
    • GLBT Round Table, Member 2008-
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2009, 2012-
  • Association of American Geographers, Member 2006-2008
  • International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions, 2011-
  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA), Member 2000-2003
    • Technical Services Section, Member 2001-2003
  • North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), Member 2003-2005
  • OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. (OLAC), Member 2000-

Professional Development & Education

ALCTS (ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY COLLECTIONS & TECHNICAL SERVICES)

  • Creating Library Linked Data [Joint program with LITA], Anaheim, Calif., 22 June 2012
  • RDA 201: RDA Gets Real (ALCTS Preconfernce), New Orleans, La., 24 June 2011
  • RDA, FRBR, & FRAD: Making the Connection (ALCTS Preconference), Chicago, Ill., 10 July 2009
  • Fundamentals of Acquisitions, online course, March 2008
  • Technical Services Management: Managing the Multigenerational Workplace: Practical Techniques, Washington, D.C., 22 June 2007
  • Technical Services Management: Workflow Analysis, Redesign, and Implementation: Integrating the Complexities of Electronic Resources in the Digital Age, Washington, D.C., 22 June 2007
  • Map Cataloging Preinstitute Workshop, Atlanta, Ga., 13-14 June 2002
  • Metadata: Libraries and the Web: Retooling AACR and MARC21 for Cataloging in the Twenty-first Century, preconference, Chicago, Ill., 6-7 July 2000

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

  • Midwinter Meetings, 2005-present
  • Annual Conference, 2000-present

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS & INSTITUTIONS

  • 77th World Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2010
  • 78th World Congress, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012
    • Satellite Meeting: Beyond libraries – subject metadata in the digital environment and Semantic Web, Tallinn, Estonia, 17-18 August 2012
  • 80th World Congress, Lyon, France August 2014
    • Satellite Meeting: RDA Resource Description & Access, Status and Perspectives, Frankfurt, Germany, 13 August 2014
  • 81st World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa August 2015

ASIS&T (ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)

  • Annual Meetings
    • 6-11 November 2009, Vancouver, BC
    • 1-5 November 2013, Montréal, QC
  • SIG/CR (Classification Research Special Interest Group)
    • 7 November 2009, SIG CR Workshop: Bridging Worlds, Connecting People: Classification Transcending Boundaries
    • 2 November 2013, SIG CR Workshop: Big Data, Linked Data: Classification Research at the Junction

CONSORTIUM OF MnPALS LIBRARIES

  • User Group Meetings 2003-present
  • Cataloging User Group Workday  September 2007, April 2009, April 2010, April 2011, April 2013

LITA (LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION)

  • Creating Library Linked Data [Joint program with LITA], Anaheim, Calif., 22 June 2012
  • Establishing an Institutional Repository, Boston, Mass., 14 January 2005

MINERVA (MINNESOTA ELECTRONIC RESOURCES IN THE VISUAL ARTS)

  • 2003 Conference, Minneapolis, Minn. 14 November 2003
  • 2002 Conference, Minneapolis, Minn. 7 November 2002

MINITEX & OCLC SPONSORED SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS

  • Taking the Fear Out of Business Reference, Minitex Webinar, 27 May 2009
  • OCLC Expert Community Experiment Webinar, OCLC Webinar, 24 February 2009
  • Advanced Searching Using Connexion Client, MINITEX Webinar, 11 November 2008
  • NACO Minnesota Funnel training, Minneapolis, Minn., 17-20 March 2008
  • Open Source Library Automation, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 2 November 2007 (Ex Libris Regional User Group, sponsored by MINITEX, 5-6 March 2007, Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Connexion Client Training, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., 30 March 2005
  • OCLC's Digital & Preservation Resources Webinar: Digital and Preservation Resources Overview, given by Karen Docherty, 4 February 2003
  • eBooks: What's the story?, MINITEX Symposium, Saint Paul, Minn., 18 November 2002
  • Introduction to MULS, MINITEX Workshop, Minneapolis, Minn., 21 October 2002
  • Paper Past, Digital Future: Managing Metadata Standards in Transition, OCLC Institute Satellite Seminar, 29 May 2002
  • 9th Annual Collection Development Symposium, University of Minnesota Libraries & MINITEX, 20 May 2002.
  • Serials Management Systems: Optimizing Full-text Control and Access, MINITEX, 6 May 2002
  • The OAIS Imperative: Enduring Record or Digital Dust?, OCLC Institute Satellite Seminar, 2 March 2002
  • Advanced OCLC Searching, taught by Lisa Bruere, sponsored by MINITEX, February 2000
  • Basic OCLC Searching, taught by Lisa Bruere, sponsored by MINITEX, August 1999

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

  • Leadership Institute, Academic year 2014

MOTSE (MINNESOTA OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNICAL SERVICES EXCELLENCE)

  • LC Classification Workshop, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 12 December 2002

NASIG (NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP)

  • 2004 Conference, Milwaukee, Wis., 17-20 June 2004
  • 2003 Conference, Portland, Ore., 27-29 June 2003

OLAC (ONLINE AUDIOVISUAL CATALOGERS, INC.) 

  • Conference, 2000-present

SCCTP (SERIALS CATALOGING COOPERATIVE TRAINING PROGRAM)

  • Cataloging Integrating Resources workshop, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 20-21 April 2004
  • Advanced Serials Cataloging, University of Hawai’i—Manoa, 15-16 April 2004
  • Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop, MINITEX & Minnesota State University, Mankato, taught by Carla Dewey Urban and Cecilia Genereux, 15 May 2003
  • Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop, Serials Cataloging Cooperative Training Program (SCCTP), taught by Ann Ercelawn, sponsored by MINITEX, May 2001
  • Serials Holdings Workshop, SCCTP, taught by Alfred Kraemer, sponsored by MINITEX, May 2001

OTHER

  • Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) Workshop (Online), 11 February-13 May 2015

  • NACO RDA Bridge Training, Minitex at University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, Minn., 13-14 November 2012
  • Ethics of Information Organization 2, Milwaukee, Wis., 15-16 June 2012
  • MarcEdit Workshop presented by Terry Reese for the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians, 24 June, 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • Upper Midwest Ex Libris Users’ Group Meeting, St. Paul, Minn., 26-27 October 2009
  • Cataloger’s Desktop 3.0: What’s new, Library of Congress Webinar, 29 October 2009
  • Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC, NISO Webinar, 14 October 2009
  • Ethics of Information Organization Conference, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis., 22-23 June 2009
  • How to Present a Webinar, ALCTS Webinar 23 March 2009
  • Serials Solutions 360 services with eBooks, Serials Solutions Webinar, 12 November 2008
  • Information Professions Accreditation Meeting, American Society for Information Science & Technology, Washington, D.C., 9 September 2008
  • Regional Ex Libris Users’ Group Meeting, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 5-6 March 2007
  • Technology & Citizenship Symposium, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, 9-10 June 2006
  • ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tenn., 4-7 June 2006
  • Electronic Resources & Libraries, Atlanta, Ga., 22-25 March 2006
  • Valley Writing Project, Fall 2005
  • Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, DC, 16-18 March 2005
  • MacroExpress Training, Mankato, Minn., 25 February 2005
  • MSU LGBT Safe Zone Training, Certified Ally, Mankato, Minn., Fall 2005
  • Instructional Techniques for New Instructors, workshop by Langevin Learning Services, August 2000
  • Coaching for Commitment, supervisory workshop sponsored by University of Minnesota Libraries, November 1999
  • Audio-Visual Cataloging Workshop, taught by Nancy Olson, San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif., July 1999