The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is pleased to announce our fall continuing education schedule including three offerings of our popular Fundamentals of Acquisitions Web course and regional preservation, cataloging, and collection development workshops.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACQUISITIONS WEB COURSE
This Web course is tailored for librarians and paraprofessionals new to the acquisitions field. Introductory in nature, it focuses on what you need to know about the basics of acquiring monographs and serials. The five basic components of this course are:
Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries. Weekly chat sessions provide a forum for registrants to discuss topics further and share professional experiences.
RULES AND TOOLS FOR CATALOGING ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
This two-day workshop provides instruction and exercises in various aspects of MARC/AACR2 cataloging of electronic resources including cataloging electronic monographs, serials, and integrating resources (Web sites & databases), and updating integrating resource records for changes, multiple versions and aggregators, and machine-assisted generation of cataloging.
BASIC SUBJECT CATALOGING USING LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS
This two-day workshop covers basic subject analysis principles and tools as well as provide training in the application of Library of Congress subject headings and subdivisions, MARC coding and subject authorities, SACO, and analysis of specialized subject areas and formats.
BASIC COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
Discusses the responsibilities of the collection development librarian; explore and question traditional selection principles; explain what a collection development policy does; writing policy documents; evaluating your collection: collection-centered and user-centered techniques; selection; and, the impact of electronic resources on print collections and user behavior.
PRESERVATION WORKSHOP SERIES
The ALCTS Preservation Workshop Series begins a new year of exciting education events in early fall 2004. Based in Chicago, these workshops bring the very best of preservation education to the Midwest.