Fundamentals Web Course Series

ALCTS offers related courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas.
Click below for course descriptions of Fundamentals of:

LSSC approvedThe first three courses above are approved by the Library Support Staff Certification program and comprise the Collection Management Course.

Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

Session Course Title
July 28 to September 5 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
July 28 to August 22 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
August 18 to September 12 Fundamentals of Preservation
September 15 to October 24 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
September 22 to October 17 Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
September 29 to October 24 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
October 13 to November 21 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
November 10 to December 5 Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
November 10 to December 19 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
November 17 to December 12 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

2014 Schedules

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 1:   February 24 – April 4
Session 2:   April 28 – June 6
Session 3:   July 21 – August 29
Session 4:   September 15 – October 24
Session 5:   November 10 – December 19

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 1:  March 10 – April 4
Session 2:  May 12 – June 6
Session 3:  August 18 – September 12
Session 4:  October 20 – November 14

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 1:  March 3 – April 11
Session 2:  April 28 – June 6
Session 3:  July 28 – September 5
Session 4:  October 13 – November 21

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 1:  March 3 – March 28
Session 2:  April 21 – May 16
Session 3:  July 28 – August 22
Session 4:  September 29 – October 24
Session 5:  November 17 – December 12

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 1:  February 24 – March 21
Session 2:  April 14 – May 9
Session 3:  July 21 – August 15
Session 4:  September 22 – October 17
Session 5:  November 10 – December 5

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Cancelation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancelation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.