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Subject:

PLC course alert: Mastering Web Searching and 3 other web courses start Oct 19

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Eva Kupidura <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:24:09 -0400

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Apologies for cross postings

This is a reminder that the following 4 online courses start on Oct 19. 
Registration is currently open, however space is already limited is some of the courses.
Register today!

Please note that current SLA members are entitled to 11% discount for 
the PLC online courses -  contact PLC for more information and to register.

Our full fall schedule for online, Toronto and Ottawa courses is 
available at www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca.

Fall 2009: Online

Mastering Web Searching
<http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=3>
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 6 Dec 2009
7 weeks
Instructor: Gwen Harris
Fee: $435.00
Location: online
Optional cert.

Aimed at those who want to hone their research skills on the Web. How 
can I find answers to my questions more quickly? Which Web search
engines are the best? How are they best used? What tool should be used 
for what purpose? This in-depth course will help build skills in using
the main web search tools and applying effective strategies for 
searching the Web. The course is completely updated for each session to
include the latest features and rising stars among search tools.
"Mastering Web Searching" is a 7-week course conducted entirely via the 
Internet. The tours, exercises and assignments in this course along with
direct tutoring from the instructor will give you the hands-on 
experience you need to search the Web more effectively. Aimed at those
who want to hone their research skills on the Web.

"I thank you for your support and your advices all the way. I really 
loved this course, I learned so much. It was my first experience of
distance learning and I must say that I did not feel the distance at 
all. You were always there, very generous of your time and expertise."
"I sure enjoyed learning a lot of new types of searches, strategies & 
using search engines I'd never heard of before. Lots I'm putting to use
now in my daily work & getting better & quicker results."
_______________________________________________________________________

Records Management Practice
<http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=204>
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 29 Nov 2009
6 weeks
Instructor: Caroline Werle
Fee: $725.00
Location: online
Cert: RM Practice

This program expands upon the material covered in the RM 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 six-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"
__________________________________________________________________

Limited space available:

Legal Research on the Web
<http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=5>
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Sun. 6 Dec 2009
7 weeks
Instructor: Clare Mauro
Fee: $435.00
Location: online
Optional cert.

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 including: the legal systems and legal research 
tools of Canada, Britain and the United States; law-related reference
tools on the Internet, including search engines, directories, listservs 
and dictionaries; case law on the Internet; online statutes, online
regulations and orders-in-council, legislative Bills, Hansard debates, 
committee reports.

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 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
materials are."
"I would recommend this course to everyone. I wish there were more like 
it. I went to the Internet sites and accessed information I never knew
was available and which will be most useful in my job."
__________________________________________________________________________

Limited space available:

Records Management Fundamentals
http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=78
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 - Mon. 7 Dec 2009
8 weeks
Instructor: Katherine Chornoboy
Fee: $725.00
Location: online
Cert: RM Fundamentals

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."


For more information and to register go to www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca. 
Contact us at: [log in to unmask] and/or (416)978 7111.

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