Fundamentals Web Courses

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


Click below for descriptions of the "Fundamentals of..." courses:

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

Session Course Title
February 13 to March 24 Fundamentals of Cataloging
February 26 to March 24 Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
February 27 to April 4 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
February 27 to March 24 Fundamentals of Preservation
March 13 to April 21 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
March 13 to April 7 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

2017 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1:  February 13 – March 24 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  April 24 – June 2
  • Session 3:  July 17 – August 25
  • Session 4:  September 18 – October 27
  • Session 5:  November 6 – December 15

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1:  February 27 – April 7
  • Session 2:  May 8 – June 16
  • Session 3:  July 17 – August 25
  • Session 4:  September 18 – October 27
  • Session 5:  November 6 – December 15

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1:  February 27 – March 24
  • Session 2:  May 1 – May 26
  • Session 3:  August 14 – September 8  
  • Session 4:  October 16 – November 10 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1:  March 13 – April 21
  • Session 2:  May 15 – June 23
  • Session 3:  July 31 – September 8 
  • Session 4:  October 2 – November 10 

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1:  March 13 – April 7
  • Session 2:  May 8 – June 2
  • Session 3:  July 31 – August 25  
  • Session 4:  September 25 – October 20  
  • Session 5:  November 27 – December 22

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1:  February 27 – March 24
  • Session 2:  April 24 – May 19
  • Session 3:  July 24 – August 18  
  • Session 4:  September 25 – October 20
  • Session 5:  November 27 – December 22

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.