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The following online courses from the Professional Learning Centre,
Faculty of Information are coming up in March 2010. Register now!
Legal Research on the Web
Mon. 1 Mar 2010 - Sat. 17 Apr 2010
Instructor: Clare Mauro
This is an in-depth instructor-led web course focusing on legal research
skills using Internet resources. Weekly classes cover a variety of
law-related topics: participants are expected to read the weekly online
course readings, use the web to practice the skills taught each week,
participate in interactive online discussion groups with the instructor
and fellow participants, and complete short written assignments based on
the material covered. This course is aimed at librarians, articling
students, researchers, government employees and those conducting legal
research particularly within a legal environment. The course is at the
introductory to intermediate level and assumes basic knowledge of using
"I am becoming addicted to the chase and can hardly wait to see what
each Monday will bring. I am also amazed at how comprehensive your
"I would recommend this course to everyone. I wish there were more like
it. I went to Internet sites and accessed information I never knew was
available and which will be most useful in my job."
Records Management Practice
Mon. 8 Mar 2010 - Sat. 24 Apr 2010
Instructor: Caroline Werle
Certificate: RM Practice
This program expands upon the material covered in the Fundamentals
certificate program and is directed towards individuals who have either
completed the Fundamentals program or who have worked at the Records
Technician or Analyst level within the Records Management field.
Instructors in the Practice program will assume that students are
already conversant with the topics covered in the Fundamentals program.
In this seven-week course you will build on the fundamentals of records
and information management by focusing on the challenges facing the
profession today as it relates to effectively managing electronic
records. The course focuses on the major components in managing the
electronic information of an organization and will provide an
understanding of what is involved in developing and managing an
electronic records management program. Trends affecting the world of
electronic information management will also be explored.
"This course exceeded my expectations in every way...thank you"
"I can't believe it was only six weeks...I felt like I learned a
semester's worth of useful information"
Records Management Fundamentals
Mon. 22 Mar 2010 - Sun. 16 May 2010
Instructor: David Hopkins
Cert: RM Fundamentals
Status: waiting list
This program provides a well-rounded introduction to the value and
theory of records management and the basic skills of the profession in
records inventory, retention scheduling, classification, storage, and in
planning and managing a records management program. This certificate
program provides the basics that people need when working with records
whether they are just getting into the field and have no prior knowledge
or are currently records management practitioners without formal
training who wish to strengthen their knowledge and understanding.
"I loved this course and would highly recommend it to anyone who is
works in RIM. There are so many issues I never considered and so many
concepts to learn."
"I really enjoyed this course, and Dave as the instructor. He kept me
For more information and to register go to: www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca.
Contact PLC at: [log in to unmask] or (416) 978 7111.