For immediate release | January 8, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Core Fundamentals Web Course Schedule

Core is pleased to announce the release of the 2021 Core Fundamentals Web Course schedule. This series of related online courses covers basic topics that enhance your library technical services skills.



The Fundamentals Web Courses focuses on the following areas: fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection assessment, development and management, digital library projects, electronic resources acquisitions and preservation.



Courses are 4 to 6 weeks in length and are repeated throughout the year. Students have 24/7 access to the course material. Instructors moderate live weekly chat discussions and provide instruction. Seats are limited and sessions often sell out in advance. Reserve your spot now.

2021 Core Fundamentals Web Courses

Course sessions are repeated throughout the year. Click on the course titles to learn more. Register online for the session you'd like to participate in.



Registration Fees

Four-week courses are $109 for individual Core members and $139 for non-members.

Six-week courses fees are $139 for individual Core members and $169 for non-members.

  • Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects (FDLP) - new this year!

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

  • Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

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

Registration Fees

Four-week courses are $109 for individual Core members and $139 for non-members.

Six-week courses fees are $139 for individual Core members and $169 for non-members.



How to Register

Register online using this link. Search for the course by the session date and click the "register link" to the right of the session you wish to register for. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.



Registration is limited and sessions often sell out quickly. Reserve your spot now.

Questions

For registration related questions, call 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 to speak to our customer service representatives.



For general questions related to Core events, please contact tferren@ala.org.

Contact:

Tom Ferren

Core Program Officer, Professional Development

American Library Association/Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

tferren@ala.org