ALCTS Online Course Grant for Library Professionals from Developing Countries
Between December 5, 2011 and January 6, 2012, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) will accept grant applications for the February - August sessions of the association’s four-week fundamentals online courses.
One free seat per online continuing educational course session is available to librarians and information professionals from developing countries.
The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of acquiring monographs and serials: goals and methods, financial management of library collections budgets, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers. In this course, you will receive a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made. Note that in FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials.
Session 2: April 23 – May 18
Session 3: July 23 – August 17
This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.
Session 1: March 19 – April 23
This course is sponsored by Coutts-Ingram.
Fundamentals of Preservation
Session 1: March 26 – April 20
Session 2: May 21 – June 15
The Fundamentals of Preservation introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. The course is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. It provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections. Components include preservation as a formal library function and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission; the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning and careful handling of collections; the history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts preservation options; standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options; and challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.
For more information about the grant, visit the ALCTS Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/awards/grants/onlinegrant.cfm