Directory of Non-CCLS Online Courses of Interest to Library and Information Professionals and Staff

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Course Title:Beginners Genealogical Research on the Internet
Sponsoring Organization:Kovacs Consulting
Dates:Ongoing
Description:In this Web-based hands-on workshop, students will learn the basics of genealogical research within the context of using the Internet for genealogical research.
Type of Course:Self-paced with instructor assistance
Topic:Genealogy
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Anyone
Cost:Free, but registration is required
URL:http://www.kovacs.com/freeworkshops.html
Contact:Diane Kovacs, diane@kovacs.com
Other Information:No genealogical research knowledge is assumed. Students will interact through e-mail with the instructors before and after the workshops, and will complete hands-on Web-based activities at their own pace with the guidance and in consultation with the instructor.
Course Title:Beyond Books, Part I: MARC for Sound Recordings
Sponsoring Organization:Amigos Library Services, Inc.
Dates:Ongoing; access granted for 3 full months after registration
Description:This course covers the basics of cataloging sound recordings. Topics include chief source of information, physical description, note fields commonly found in bibliographic records for recordings, main and added entries, and proper coding of the 007 field. Online links to appropriate documentation are included.
Type of Course:Self-paced with instructor feedback
Topic:Cataloging, Technical Services
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Library professionals and support staff
Cost:$90.00/members; $135.00/non-members; institutional pricing available
URL:http://www.amigos.org/learning/description.htm
Contact:Chris Brown, brown@amigos.org
Other Information:Prerequisites: Experience cataloging on OCLC and knowledge of OCLC-MARC fields for books.
Course Title:Beyond Books, Part II: MARC for Video Recordings
Sponsoring Organization:Amigos Library Services, Inc.
Dates:Ongoing; access granted for 3 full months after registration
Description:This course covers the basics of cataloging video recordings. Topics include chief source of information, physical description, note fields commonly found in bibliographic records for videos, main and added entries, and proper coding of the 007 field. Online links to appropriate documentation are included.
Type of Course:Self-paced with instructor feedback
Topic:Cataloging, Technical Services
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Library professionals and support staff
Cost:$90.00/members; $135.00/non-members; institutional pricing available
URL:http://www.amigos.org/learning/description.htm
Contact:Chris Brown, brown@amigos.org
Other Information:Prerequisites: Experience cataloging on OCLC and knowledge of OCLC-MARC fields for books.
Course Title:Beyond Books, Part III: MARC for Electronic Locally-Accessed Resources
Sponsoring Organization:Amigos Library Services, Inc.
Dates:Ongoing; access granted for 3 full months after registration
Description:This course covers the basics of cataloging locally-accessed (rather than Web-accessed) electronic resources on various magnetic and optical carriers. Topics include chief sources of information, physical descriptions, note fields commonly found in bibliographic records for electronic resources, and proper coding of 007 and fixed fields. Online links to appropriate documentation are included.
Type of Course:Self-paced with instructor feedback
Topic:Cataloging, Technical Services
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Library professionals and support staff
Cost:$90.00/members; $135.00/non-members; institutional pricing available
URL:http://www.amigos.org/learning/description.htm
Contact:Chris Brown, brown@amigos.org
Other Information:Prerequisites: Experience cataloging on OCLC and knowledge of OCLC-MARC fields for books.
Course Title:Beyond Boolean: Effective Web Reference Strategies
Sponsoring Organization:Kovacs Consulting
Dates:Ongoing
Description:Learn to use advanced Web search strategies including subject specific databases, directories and electronic library collections, as well as Web-search engines. Basic search skills will be reviewed and discussed. Advanced search skills will be introduced and practiced.
The Web-based activities provide practical experience in comparing and evaluating subject specific databases, directories, e-libraries, and Web search engines in terms of their value in answering real-life reference questions.
Type of Course:Self-paced with instructor assistance
Topic:Internet and Web Searching, Reference and Public Services
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Reference staff who will be using the Web to assist with reference questions.
Cost:$100.00
URL:http://www.kovacs.com/training.html
Contact:Diane Kovacs, diane@kovacs.com
Other Information:
Course Title:Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research – Grades K-12
Sponsoring Organization:Rocky Mountain PBS
Dates:Check website
Description:An understanding of the information search process can help teachers create structures to assist students to evaluate and apply information. This structure helps students increase critical thinking skills. In this module, you will familiarize yourself with information search process models, combine elements from several models to create your own model, and then apply your model to an Internet based lesson or unit in your classroom.
Type of Course:Instructor-facilitated
Topic:Information Literacy, School Library Media
Credit Offered:Credit available from Adams State College for additional fee
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:K-12 Colorado Classroom Teachers and School Library Media Specialists
Cost:$40.00
URL:http://www.rmpbs.org/learn/teacherline/current.html
Contact:Katie Eck, kteck@rmpbs.org
Other Information:All teachers in Colorado may register for the online modules. New module sessions will begin in January and June, 2003.
Course Title:Business Courses
Sponsoring Organization:Leader in Virtual Studies (LVS) Online
Dates:Courses start each month and last for six weeks
Description:LVS is a distance-learning Web site dedicated to providing students with an affordable and fun way to learn. Business courses cover software packages such as MS Access 2000, MS Excel 2000, MS PowerPointXP, MS PowerPoint 97/2000, MS WordXP, and MS Word 97/2000.
Type of Course:Instructor-facilitated
Topic:Business, Software and Programming
Credit Offered:
Degree or Certificate:
Level or Audience:Anyone
Cost:$20.00 per course, new students; $15.00 per course, returning students
URL:http://www.lvsonline.com/courses5.shtml
Contact:questions@lvsonline.com
Other Information:Each weekend, the instructor posts the week’s lesson in the classroom. Students access the classroom by entering the user name and password they have selected. After studying the lesson, students are encouraged to ask questions or make comments on the class bulletin board. After completing the week’s assignment, students post their work to a web site, to the class bulletin board or via email for viewing by the instructor and fellow students. Several of the classes include mIRC chat sessions one night each week. These sessions are used to answer questions, clarify course contents and get to know other students.

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