Julie Moore, catalog librarian in the Special Collections Research Center at the Henry Madden Library, joins an elite group of cataloging librarians worldwide working toward helping people find information more easily through the Name Authority Cooperative (NACO) Funnel.
What is a NACO funnel you ask? The Name Authority Cooperative is run by the Program of Cooperative Cataloging at the Library of Congress and is charged with helping libraries worldwide agree on the official name for an author or entity so that people can find resources easily.
Only a fraction of all catalogers (librarians who catalog books and other materials so they can be searched by author, title and subjects) in the country are trained and authorized to ascertain and establish the correct name for each person, corporate body or geographical place.
Moore has been a cataloger for the Henry Madden Library for 14 years.