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

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2014 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 1:   October 6 – November 14 SOLD OUT

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 5:   November 10 – December 19  SOLD OUT

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 4:  October 20 – November 14


Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 4:  October 13 – November 21


Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 4:  September 29 – October 24
Session 5:  November 17 – December 12


Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

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.

Cancellation & Change Policy

Any requests for cancellation 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.