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

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2018 Schedules

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

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

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

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

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

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

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

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

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

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

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1:  February 26 – March 23 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 2:  April 23 – May 18 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3:  July 23 – August 17 - SOLD OUT
  • 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 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 3:  May 21 – June 29 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 4:  July 30 – September 7 - SOLD OUT
  • Session 5:  October 22 – December 7 - 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.