Upcoming online classes from Amigos Library Services. Classes are always being added so be sure to check out our course schedule!
- Know & Go: Catching Up with Technology January 14, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST.
- Discover how Amigos Library Services can help your library! January 15, 10 am – 11 am CST.
- Personal Name Authority Records: RDA and MARC January 16-17, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST.
- Introduction to Project Management January 16-17, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST.
- Planning for Technology January 22 -23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CST.
- Navigating the New RDA Toolkit January 23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CST.
- Know & Go: Generation Z: Libraries and the Post-Millennial Generation February 4, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST.
- EAD3: The Basics February 5 – 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST. Early bird registration ends January 14.
- Healthy Habits: Wellness Initiatives in Your Library February 6, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CST. Early bird registration ends January 15.
- Library Management for Beginners: Managing from the Middle February 7, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST. Early bird registration ends January 16.
- Know & Go: New MARC 21 Authority Format Fields for Encoding RDA Authority Data February 11, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST.
- EAD2HTML: Transforming your Finding Aids with XSL February 12 – 14, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST. Early bird registration ends January 21.
- Cataloging eBooks: RDA and Provider-Neutral Guidelines February 20, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST. Early bird registration ends January 29.
- Know & Go: Resume and Cover Letters for New Graduates and Job Hunters February
Description: This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. The course offers a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including:
- Product trials
- Purchasing methods
- Pricing models
An overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries is also provided.
The course is offered several times each year. You only need to take one session. Sessions tend to sell out weeks in advance.
Format: Students receive login instructions one week prior to the course start date. 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 chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to attend…
- Susan Davis is Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources at SUNY Buffalo.
- Lisa MacKinder is Head of Acquisitions and Collections Services at Ohio University.
- Anita Foster is Electronic Resources Officer at Ohio State University Libraries.
- Michael Fernandez is the Electronic Resources Librarian at American University in Washington, D.C.
$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers
How to Register
Register online using the online learning registration site. Courses are listed by session date. Click on the “register link” located to the right of the session you are interested in. You will be prompted to login with your ALA member ID or create a guest account, to begin the registration process.
Register by mail (purchase order or check) by completing this 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.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.