Apologies for cross postings
The following online courses from PLC are coming up this January and February. Please note that the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection course starts next Monday, Jan 19 - space is available but limited1
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY PROTECTION <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=176>
Mon. 19 Jan 2009 - Sun. 8 Mar 2009
Instructor: David Hopkins
Reg fee: $395.00; optional certificate: $50.00
This instructor-led online course discusses, in practical terms, best management and protection of personal and sensitive information as well as access to public-sector information. Participants are provided with knowledge and tools to ensure proper control over organizational information resources and compliance with legislative requirements. Staff in all Canadian organizations involved in public access to information
resources and/or the protection and proper use of records containing personal or sensitive information.
"I recommend this course to everyone. Not only to those who may be involved with Protection of Privacy issues directly, but everyone who values their personal information."
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