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

Session Course Title
January 8 to February 16 Fundamentals of Metadata
January 8 to February 16 Fundamentals of Cataloging
January 29 to March 9 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
February 26 to March 23 Fundamentals of Preservation
February 26 to March 23 Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
March 12 to April 20 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
March 12 to April 6 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

2018 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1:  January 8 – February 16 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  March 19 – April 27
  • Session 3:  June 4 – July 13
  • Session 4:  September 10 – October 19
  • Session 5:  October 29 – December 14

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1:  January 29 – March 9
  • Session 2:  April 9 – May 18
  • Session 3:  June 18 – July 27
  • Session 4:  September 10 – October 19
  • Session 5:  November 5 – December 21

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1:  February 26 – March 23
  • Session 2:  April 30 – May 25
  • Session 3:  July 30 – August 24
  • Session 4:  October 22 – November 16

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1:  March 12 – April 20
  • Session 2:  May 14 – June 22
  • Session 3:  July 23 – August 31
  • Session 4:  October 1 – November 9

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1:  March 12 – April 6
  • Session 2:  May 7 – June 1
  • Session 3:  July 23 – August 17
  • Session 4:  September 17 – October 12
  • Session 5:  November 12 – December 14

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1:  February 26 – March 23
  • Session 2:  April 23 – May 18
  • Session 3:  July 23 – August 17
  • Session 4:  October 1 – October 26
  • Session 5:  November 26 – December 21

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

  • Session 1:  January 8 – February 16 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  March 19 – April 27
  • Session 3:  May 21 – June 29
  • Session 4:  July 30 – September 7
  • Session 5:  October 22 – December 7

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.