Courses

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

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Schedule of Upcoming Sessions

All remaining available 2021 sessions are listed below.  

2021 Schedule

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

  • Session 1: January 11 – February 19 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 2: March 22 – April 30 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 3: May 31 – July 9 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 4: August 2– September 10 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 5: October 11 – November 19 (SOLD OUT)

Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects (FDLP) - New Course! 

  • Session 1: January 18 – February 26
  • Session 2: March 29 – May 7 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 3: June 7 – July 16
  • Session 4: August 23 – October 1
  • Session 5: November 1 – December 17

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

  • Session 1: February 8 – March 19
  • Session 2: April 19 – May 28
  • Session 3: July 12 – August 20
  • Session 4: August 30 – October 8
  • Session 5: November 1 – December 10

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

  • Session 1: March 8 – April 2
  • Session 2: May 3 – May 28 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 3: July 19 – August 13 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 4: October 4 – October 29

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

  • Session 1: March 1 – April 9 - (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 2: May 3 – June 11 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 3: July 26 – September 3
  • Session 4: October 4 – November 12

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

  • Session 1: March 1 – March 26
  • Session 2: April 26 – May 21
  • Session 3: June 21 – July 16
  • Session 4: August 9 – September 3
  • Session 5: October 25 – November 19

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

  • Session 1: February 22 – March 19 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 2: April 12 – May 7 (SOLD OUT)
  •  Session 3: July 19 – August 13 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 4: September 13 – October 8 
  • Session 5: November 1 – December 3

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

  • Session 1: February 8 – March 19
  • Session 2: April 5 – May 14
  • Session 3: June 14 – July 23 (SOLD OUT)
  • Session 4: August 16 – September 24
  • Session 5: October 25 – December 10

 

    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 CT 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 1 to speak to our customer service representatives.

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    Any requests for cancelation or changes to registration must be received in writing by Core 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.
     

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