Fundamentals Web Courses

ALCTS offers a series of related web courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas.


Fundamentals Web Course topics include:

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

Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

All remaining available 2019 sessions are listed below, followed by the 2020 schedule.

2019 Schedule

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 5: November 4 – December 20

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 5: November 4 – December 6

2020 Schedule

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1:  January 13 – February 21 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: March 23 – May 1 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3: June 1 – July 10
  • Session 4: August 3 – September 11
  • Session 5: October 12 – November 20 

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1: February 10 – March 20
  • Session 2: April 20 – May 29
  • Session 3: July 6 – August 14
  • Session 4: August 31 – October 9
  • Session 5: November 2 – December 11 

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1: March 9 – April 3
  • Session 2: May 4 – May 29
  • Session 3: July 20 – August 14
  • Session 4: October 5 – October 30 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1: March 2 – April 10
  • Session 2: May 4 – June 12
  • Session 3: July 27 – September 4
  • Session 4: October 5 – November 13 

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1: March 2 – March 27
  • Session 2: April 27 – May 22
  • Session 3: June 22 – July 17
  • Session 4: August 10 – September 4
  • Session 5: October 26 – November 20

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1: February 24 – March 20
  • Session 2: April 13 – May 8
  •  Session 3: July 20 – August 14
  • Session 4: September 14 – October 9
  • Session 5: November 2 – December 4

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

  • Session 1: February 10 – March 20
  • Session 2: April 6 – May 15
  • Session 3: June 15 – July 24
  • Session 4: August 17 – September 25
  • Session 5: October 26 – December 11 

Registration

Register online or by mail. Course sessions are limited to 25 students and many sell out weeks in advance. For sessions that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday prior to the course start date. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date. For registration related questions, call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 and speak to our customer service representatives.

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.

ALCTS Code of Conduct

Please review the ALCTS Statement of Conduct before registering.