Assn. for Library Collections & Technical Services

LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Introduction to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

Web cast:
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Mike Eisenberg sets the stage for the 4-part ALCTS MOOCs webinar series by examining the origins of online learning and explaining why MOOCs continue to thoroughly capture the imagination of students, educators, and administrators.
This webinar will provide an overview of the key characteristics of shared print programs as well as examples of different shared print programs.
Success in our profession requires a new skill set, but if you’re asking candidates the same old questions, you’re probably recruiting more of what you already have. Attracting dynamic team members to help you meet tomorrow’s challenges requires hiring for culture fit, crafting more thoughtful questions and bringing creativity and insightfulness to the interview process.
Session 4 in the series, “From MARC to BIBFRAME” is focused on providing a high-altitude roadmap for a complete conversion process to BIBFRAME, as well as a discussion of various tools and methods that will assist with the transition.
This discussion will examine the business processes that the ILS supports, the work-arounds developed when it doesn’t support the business needs, and how to conduct system configuration audits to ensure compliance with best practices.
In this session, attendees will learn how to provide subject access to non-English materials in the language of the script and how to link the non-English term to external sources via linked data techniques. This will allow users to search the catalog by subject in their preferred language.
This is part 2 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this intermediate session include instructions on the use of geographic, chronological, and free-floating subdivisions, the application of names as subject headings, headings for literature, and genre terms.
This two-part webinar introduces common concepts of data visualization to build a working foundation for anyone to use with any tool. In addition, participants will explore a range of visualization software and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.
This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this introductory session will include the history and principles of the LCSH vocabulary, the basics of content analysis, how to assign main headings and to build structured headings with topical free-floating subdivisions, and tools, such as the Subject Headings Manual, that support these activities.