Apologies for cross-postings
Another year of professional development opportunities at the PLC is
just around the corner. In August look for the Fall 2007 Catalogue in
the mail.Visit our website www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca> for a complete fall schedule, updates
and announcements, detailed info about our courses and instructors, and
to register. Looking forward!
The following web-based courses are coming up this fall at the PLC:
INTRODUCTION TO RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
September 10 - October 29
Instructor: Paul Fisher
In this 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
"I can now perform my job with much more confidence and hopefully pass
this knowledge on to my less experienced co-workers. I also have learned
that it can be a stepping stone for me, as I have a new attitude in my
"There were specific records management issues that I was struggling
with at work and I was able to use those examples in my assignments and
gain valuable feedback from the instructor that I can apply directly to
those issues. Gained a great peer contact through my partnering
assignment as well. We've kept in contact even after the assignments
have been completed. It's nice that I was partnered with someone in my
geographic area who is in the same line of work as me"
THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL AS EDUCATOR
September 24 - November 5
Instructor: Rebecca Jones
This 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.
"If you ever have to do any training, take this course!"
"Definitely take this course! It's practical, the information is
thought-provoking and this course is a must for anyone involved in
planning and delivering staff training."
MASTERING WEB SEARCHING (WEB-BASED)
October 15- December 3
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? T
his 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."
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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