This presentation will report on the process and discussions of the CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee working group charged with investigating the Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal aliens," including thought-provoking dilemmas and difficult questions encountered. Given the peculiarity of intense focus on single subject heading and other highly unusual circumstances (such as attempted legal intervention by members of Congress), the presentation will consider what aspects of the saga of the subject heading "Illegal aliens" might be relevant in future efforts to address problems with LCSH.
CaMMS Forum: Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies (ALA Midwinter 2017)
Gross, Tina. (2017, January 22). "Examining the Subject Heading 'Illegal aliens.'" Paper at CaMMS Forum: Working Within and Going Beyond: Approaches to Problematic Terminology or Gaps in Established Vocabularies. American Library Association Midwinter, Atlanta, GA.