Fundamentals of Management

Description: The Fundamentals of Management course is designed for new managers to build the skill set they need to successfully lead their department or organization, as well as support existing managers looking to improve their skills.

This course was developed by Julia Davis, an experienced information science professional with a strong passion for employee-focused leadership practices, accessibility and procedural standardization. Her experience includes time spent in both academic and public libraries, as well as the legal and insurance industries. She currently serves as the Information Systems Manager for Smith, Hulsey, and Busey, a full-service business law firm in Jacksonville FL. 

Format: Students receive a registration confirmation after registering. In the registration confirmation students will receive an access code for the course. After using your access code, students will be able to view and start participating in the course.  Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the four-week period, and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed at their own pace. Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated Zoom sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to attend.

2023 Sessions

Click on a date range to register for that session.

Weekly Zoom Schedule: There will be a one-hour text-based chat session each week.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the key differences between management and individual contributor roles
  • Define your own leadership style
  • Effectively build relationships in the workplace
  • Identify strategic practices for managing employees and their work
  • Understand HR fundamentals and how to implement them in the workplace

Who Should Attend

This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.


Julia Davis, Information Systems Manager for Smith, Hulsey, and Busey Law Firm

Jennifer Milligan is Retired and based out of Canastota, NY 

Susan Mythen, Director of Campus Library Services, Florida State College at Jacksonville



  • $165.11 Core member
  • $188.10 ALA member
  • $188.10 Student member
  • $209.00 Non-member 

How to Register

Register online through the appropriate session link:

By Mail

Register by mail using the print registration form. Tip: If you’re unable to open this “register by mail” link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.

Registration Deadline

Register by the first day of the session. Sessions are limited to 25 people. Sessions are expected to sell out quickly. 


For registration related questions, call 1-800-545-2433x1 to speak to our customer service representatives, or email

For all other questions or comments related to online course, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core CE Assistant, at

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the course forum function and Zoom to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, but there is no final class grade.

The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. It will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.


Contact Hours - 16 hours

Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards on Continuing Education Units.

Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 or email

For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact Mia Blixt-Shehan, Core CE Assistant, at