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ALCTS Continuing Education

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Registration is open for the last two webinars on institutional repositories to be held this fall.

Forthcoming in 2010

  • February 10 - Bob Gerrity on Selecting the Platform
  • March 24 - Marisa Ramirez and Nancy Fallgren on Metadata
  • April 28 - Sharon Farb, Bonnie Tijerino, and Catherine Mitchell on Consortial Implementation
  • May 19 - Leah Vanderjagt on What we Thought Then and What we Know Now

Check out the ALCTS Conferences & Events page for more information and other webinars that we are offering in the spring.

"You want me to select for WHAT?" A Webinar on Selection
Join presenter Virginia Kay Williams, Acquisitions Librarian at Wichita State University on December 2 from 1 to 2pm Central for "You want me to select for WHAT? Getting started in a new area." Registration opens December 5.

Upcoming e-Forums

"The Art of Conversation: Improving Communication between Technical Services and Public Services" to be held November 18-20, 2009.
Moderated by Sarah Simpson, Technical Services Manager at the Tulsa City-County Library, and Keri Cascio, Branch Manager at the St. Louis City-County Library District.

To access the e-Forums, register for the list at ALCTS Discussion List Web site; click on Association for Library Collections and Technical Services under the ALA Division heading; click on the list name,; enter the email address where you'd like to receive the messages; username and password are required to register. Instructions for obtaining a login and password may be found on the list homepage. Participation is free and open to anyone.
Web Course

Fundamentals of Collection Development begins again on November 30 and runs through January 1, 2010. Learn more or sign up now.

Fundamentals of...

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ALCTS, ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, has a series of Web-based courses that we think look interesting.

Fundamentals of Acquisitions, Fundamentals of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions, and Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management are all Web-based, self-paced sessions that take place over 4-week periods. They are tailored for librarians and para-professionals in all types of libraries who are new to the topic area, and include interaction with instructors and classmates.

At a reasonable rate of $109 for ALCTS members and $129 for non-members, they look like they'd be very helpful to anyone stepping into new responsibilities in these areas. (And the Collection Development course was developed by Peggy Johnson, of the University of Minnesota Libraries!)

Go here for course descriptions, schedules and registration.

If you do attend one of these sessions, or if you have taken one in the past, please let us know what you think!

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