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 Fundamentals web courses are sold out for 2018. Please see our available 2019 sessions below.

2019 Schedule

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1:  January 14 – February 22 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: March 25 – May 3
  • Session 3: May 20 – June 28
  • Session 4: August 5 – September 13
  • Session 5: October 21 – December 6

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1: February 11 – March 22
  • Session 2: April 22 – May 31
  • Session 3: July 8 – August 16
  • Session 4: September 9 – October 18
  • Session 5: November 4 – December 20

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1: March 4 – March 29
  • Session 2: May 6 – May 31
  • Session 3: July 22 – August 16
  • Session 4: October 28 – November 22

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1: March 4 – April 12
  • Session 2: May 6 – June 14
  • Session 3: July 29 – September 6
  • Session 4: October 7 – November 15

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1: February 25 – March 22
  • Session 2: April 22 – May 17
  • Session 3: June 10 – July 5
  • Session 4: July 29 – August 23
  • Session 5: October 28 – November 22

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1: February 11 – March 8
  • Session 2: April 15 – May 10
  • Session 3: July 15 – August 9
  • Session 4: September 16 – October 11
  • Session 5: November 4 – December 6

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

  • Session 1: January 14 – February 22
  • Session 2: March 25 – May 3
  • Session 3: June 3 – July 12
  • Session 4: August 5 – September 13
  • Session 5: October 21 – December 6

 

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.