Apologies for cross postings
The following two PLC online courses are coming up on February 2, 2009 - space is available.
ADVOCATING FOR LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY ISSUES: A PLAN FOR SUCCESS <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=209>
Mon. 2 Feb 2009 - Sun. 15 Mar 2009
Instructors: Kathleen DeLong & Pam Ryan
This web-based, instructor-led course is for participants seeking ways to effectively position their library for success with decision-makers and constituents.
The course includes how advocacy relates to promotion and marketing, how to understand your decision-makersí environments and their perceptions of libraries,
and how to identify and engage key stakeholders. Participants will develop an advocacy plan for a particular issue of concern (objectives, target groups, obstacles,
communication tools, and evaluation) tailored to their own individual situation or environment.
LEGAL RESEARCH ON THE WEB <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=5>
Mon. 2 Feb 2009 - Sun. 22 Mar 2009
Instructor: Clare Mauro
Fee: $435.00; optional cert. $50.00
This is 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 web resources.
"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".
For more information and to register go to www.plc.ischool.utoronto <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca>.ca or call (416) 978 7111