Fundamentals Web Courses

ALCTS offers a series of related web 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

Session Course Title
May 9 to June 3 Fundamentals of Preservation
July 18 to August 26 Fundamentals of Cataloging
July 18 to August 26 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
July 25 to September 2 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
August 1 to August 26 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
August 15 to September 9 Fundamentals of Preservation
September 19 to October 28 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
September 19 to October 28 Fundamentals of Cataloging
September 26 to October 21 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
October 3 to November 11 Fundamentals of Collection Assessment
October 17 to November 11 Fundamentals of Preservation
November 7 to December 16 Fundamentals of Acquisitions
November 7 to December 16 Fundamentals of Cataloging
November 21 to December 16 Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

2016 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1: February 1 - March 11 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: April 11 - May 20 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3: July 18 - August 26
  • Session 4: September 19 - October 28
  • Session 5: November 7 - December 16

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1: February 8 - March 18 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: April 18 - May 27
  • Session 3: July 18 - August 26
  • Session 4: September 19 - October 28
  • Session 5: November 7 - December 16

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1: February 8 - March 4 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  May 9 - June 3
  • Session 3: August 15 - September 9
  • Session 4: October 17 - November 11

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1: February 22 - April 1 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: May 2 - June 10
  • Session 3: July 25 - September 2
  • Session 4: October 3 - November 11

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1: February 22 - March 18 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: April 18 - May 13
  • Session 3: August 1 - August 26
  • Session 4: September 26 - October 21
  • Session 5: November 21 - December 16

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1: February 8 - March 4 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2: April 4 - April 29
  • Session 3: July 25 - August 19
  • Session 4: September 26 - October 21
  • Session 5: November 21 - December 16

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.

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.