This post is the opinion of Netanel Ganin and is in no way to be construed as an official communication from any section of any institution. 

As always — check out the full approved list, and be sure to read through the newest tentative list and to send feedback to LC! Your feedback matters, as PSD says:

“Each Tentative List includes an email address to which comments on the proposals may be submitted. PSD accepts comments from LC and SACO catalogers, other library and archive professionals, lawmakers, and members of the general public. The comment period lasts approximately one month, beginning with the publication of the Tentative List and continuing until the closing date indicated on the list.”

This month take note of [and be sure to check your catalog!] the changes to Mental retardation and related headings. The term has been changed to Intellectual disability.

And now, onto the headings!

Bagpipe and harp music

Camp (Style) in music

Mamma Mia 2, now playing in theaters everywhere


Centaur objects

Some people object to powerful depictions of awesome ladies


Chinese in popular culture

I grew up with a lot of racist Chinese caricatures — Tikki Tikki Tembo, Five Chinese Brothers, etc. I wish i could’ve been watching this show instead



Complaints (Rhetoric) in literature

Spoiler alert: it’s “women”


Cultural appropriation

Stop. Just stop. Three cheers to Violet Fox for her cataloging lab making this possible!


Doubles in mass media

Color coded for your convenience


Endurance art

Art is a broad category


Fried chicken

The real shocker is how we went this long without this heading!


Gene drives

Pretty specific for an LCSH, but okay


Generation Z

Finally! Enjoy being blamed for everything, Gen Z [i’m so sorry]

Hashtags (Metadata)

Just think, we could’ve been saying octothorpe all this time


Librarians’ writings, American

Gotta click thru and read the tale!

Moose meat–Contamination

Someone contaminated all my moose meat with chubs!


Neoliberalism in popular culture

Check lefty twitter if you don’t believe me


Plants in motion pictures

still from The Ruins (2008)
If you have a fear of vines or plants or thorns or w/e, do not watch The Ruins


Sexual intercourse on television

Still from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Remember kids, sex is bad, don’t have it!–BtVS


Smart cities

I assume in our Smart Cities we’ll find all new Smart ways to hate the poor


Train hopping

Still from The Wolverine
I assure you, he hopped just before this Train flying/Train screaming


Zombies on television

Still from Game of Thrones depicting an undead
Only the second most obvious example

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