Apologies for cross-postings
This Spring the PLC offers several online courses: our popular web-based course MASTERING WEB SEARCHING starts April 14,
2008. There is still space and time to register.
MASTERING WEB SEARCHING
7 weeks; online
April 14- June 2, 2008
Instructor: Gwen Harris
Which Web search engines are the best? What tool should be used for what
purpose? How are they best used? How can I find answers to my questions
more quickly? This in-depth course will help build skills in using the
main tools and most effective strategies for searching the Web.
"I wanted a web searching course with some depth, not one of the
three-hour or one-day workshops that are normally advertised. That's
exactly what I got."
"The notes I have from you will be my bible. Thank you again and again.
I LOVED taking this course."
"I would recommend the course with no reservations. I know that I am
much more successful in searching the web than in the past. It's so
satisfying to take a course that gives you practical information that
you can apply right away."
LEGAL RESEARCH ON THE WEB
May 5 -June 22, 2008
7 weeks; online
Instructor: Jennifer Holland
An in-depth instructor-led web course focusing on legal research skills
using Internet resources. 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
THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL AS EDUCATOR: TRAIN THE TRAINER
May 12 - June 29, 2008
7 weeks; online
Instructor: Rebecca Jones
This practical course will assist you in assessing the learning needs of
your organization and show you how to design an effective training
program, whether it be based on a delivery method that is face-to-face,
e-learning, or blended learning. The course will introduce strategies
for making learning for adults interactive and relevant and will also
present methods for evaluating and determining the Return on Investment
of your training activities.
"Your facilitation was excellent, the resources and handouts very useful
and you provided a great model for us to aspire to. I quite enjoyed the
course, especially your feedback on the assignments and your weekly
POWER OF ONE: INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS WORKING ALONE
June 2 - July 13, 2008
6 weeks; online
Instructor: Maggie Weaver
In a one-person library or information service organization, there never
seems to be enough time to do the administrative work, never mind the
professional. This covers practical management techniques that will make
it easier to decide among conflicting priorities. Provides the added
benefit of receiving feedback and guidance from the instructor, Maggie
Weaver, who has years of experience working as a solo information
professional and has taught several business courses for librarians.
Students do not work alone, but discuss situations and ideas with Maggie
and with fellow solos.
TAXONOMY GUIDE: ONLINE RESOURCE AND LEARNING TOOL
12-month subscription; online
The Taxonomy Guide is a web resource of organized, structured, and
clearly written content on building and implementing an enterprise
taxonomy. The Guide is both a learning tool and a reference resource
designed to help you master the concepts, relationships and essential
steps for taxonomy design and project planning. The Guide consolidates
and improves the usability of information about taxonomies that is
typically fragmented and dispersed and, in many cases, difficult or
expensive to acquire.
Designed for knowledge workers, records managers, librarians,
information architects, and other information professionals engaged in
structuring enterprise content for better retrieval.
RECORDS MANAGEMENT - NEW SESSION
INTRODUCTION TO RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
April 21- June 22, 2008
8 weeks; online
Instructor: Christine Ardern and Katherine Chornoboy
Certificate in RM Fundamentals
In this eight-week course you will master the fundamentals of records
and information management. The course covers the major components in
managing the internal information of an organization and will provide an
understanding of what is involved in developing a records management
program for both paper and electronic records.
The course is designed to be very practical so that students learn the
concepts, see how the concepts are applied, and then use them in
real-life situations. The instructors are records management
practitioners who speak from extensive experience and expertise.
"I feel more confident dealing with the records that I have in my office
now. I never realized just how important records management was to a
business. Now I want to go back to some of the offices I've worked in
before and make some changes in how they file some things!"
For more information and to register contact us at www.plc.utoronto.ca
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca> tel. (416) 978 7111 or e-mail:
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