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

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2017 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

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

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1:  February 27 – April 7 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  May 8 – June 16 - SOLD OUT
  • 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 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  May 1 – May 26 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3:  August 14 – September 8  
  • Session 4:  October 16 – November 10 

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1:  March 13 – April 21 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  May 15 – June 23 - SOLD OUT
  • 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 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  May 8 – June 2 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3:  July 31 – August 25 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 4:  September 25 – October 20  
  • Session 5:  November 27 – December 22

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

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

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

  • Session 1:  July 24 – September 1 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  October 2 – November 10 - SOLD OUT

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.