Please allow the Dewey blog to indulge in fond memories of our Texan weekend one final time, then, with a mini-report on the ALA/ALCTS/CCS/CETRC meeting of Saturday afternoon. (You what? Oh, sorry, that's the Committee on Education, Training, and Recruitment for Cataloging [CETRC] of the Cataloging and Classification Section [CCS] of the ALA's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services [ALCTS], don'tcha know.) This meeting (chair: Christine DeZelar-Tiedman [University of Minnesota Libraries]) included a report from the CETRC's Continuing Education Subcommittee (chair: Rebecca L. Mugridge [Pennsylvania State University Libraries]) that highlighted the ongoing development of two training opportunities of potential future interest to Dewey blog readers. One is the forthcoming, four-week, web-based, distance-education course on "Fundamentals of cataloging," to be modeled on the already-successful "Fundamentals of acquisitions." The other is the two-day workshop on "Principles of controlled vocabulary and thesaurus design," one of the five Cat21 workshops administered jointly by the ALCTS and the Library of Congress's Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS), and developed as a response to the survey of existing training opportunities that was conducted by the ALCTS's Continuing Education Task Force (chair: Carol Hixson [University of Oregon]) in 2002-2003 and reported in Cataloging for the 21st century: A proposal for continuing education for cataloging professionals. This report was itself compiled as a response to action item 5.3 of Bibliographic control of web resources: A Library of Congress action plan that stemmed from the LC's Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium of November 2000. The workshops in the Cat21 series "[offer] practicing catalogers instruction in bibliographic control practices that will help them continue to play a significant role in shaping library services in the emerging digital information environment." Turns out that "Principles of controlled vocabulary and thesaurus design" will be taught for the first time (at the University of Denver, CO, on May 2-3, 2006) by Rich Gazan and Jillian Wallis. Now assistant professor in the University of Denver's Library and Information Science Program, Rich graduated with a Ph.D. from UCLA a couple of years ago. His dissertation adviser? Your trusty blogger (who isn't unacquainted with Jillian's all-round brilliance, either). Suffice to say, the competition is certainly hotting up for the Dewey blog's inaugural Two-Day Cataloging Workshop of the Year Award.