This presentation explores the ways in which catalog maintenance policies and practices can work to make a more user-friendly catalog. Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a small liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Their library has a small staff and while converting their catalog to current RDA standards and creating a catalog maintenance policy has been on their list to accomplish for some time, they hadn’t yet had the time to do it. During my placement, I was able to start the conversion project, create normalization rules for catalog uniformity, and create a policy to ensure long-term catalog maintenance. Throughout these projects, my question was always “how can catalogs be more user friendly?” In the end, focusing on how the user would utilize the catalog helped to prioritize decisions and when it came time to draft a policy, considering how new cataloging practices would fit into current workflows helped to ensure the sustainability of the policy.