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The following web-based courses are coming up at the PLC/FIS this winter
and spring. Register today! For course descriptions and to register go 
to www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca. <http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca>

POWER OF ONE: INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS WORKING ALONE 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=179>
Duration: six weeks
Dates: February 19  March 26, 2007
Instructor: Maggie Weaver

Essential for solo and small team information professionals and 
librarians. Covers practical management techniques that will make it 
easier to decide among conflicting priorities. It provides a framework 
for decision-making to help you manage your portfolio of services, 
prioritize projects, reach new customer or patron groups and secure 
support from current customer groups; promote your service to clients 
and management without great expenditures of time and resources, and 
cultivate relationships with the "influencers" in the organization talk 
and think in business terms.
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LEGAL RESEARCH ON THE WEB 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=5>
Duration: seven weeks
Dates: March 5  April 23, 2007
Instructor: Clare Mauro

This is an in-depth instructor-led web course focusing on legal research 
skills using Internet resources
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INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL AS EDUCATOR: TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=34>
Duration: seven weeks
Dates: March 26  May 7, 2007
Instructor: Patrizia Brasch

This "train the trainer" course will assist in assessing the learning 
needs of your organization and show 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.
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MASTERING WEB SEARCHING 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=3>
Duration: seven weeks
Dates: April 23 - June 4, 2007
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.
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INTRODUCTION TO RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=78>
Duration: eight weeks
Dates: March 26  May 14, 2007
Instructors: David Hopkins & Caroline Werle

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.
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TAXONOMY GUIDE: ONLINE RESOURCE & LEARNING TOOL 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=33>
One-year subscription

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.
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CERTIFICATE IN GENEALOGICAL STUDIES - LIBRARIANSHIP AND COUNTRY STUDIES 
<http://www.plc.fis.utoronto.ca/c_genealogy.asp>

Offered with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. In 
addition to the country specialist programs, the National Institute has 
designed a program directed specifically at librarians who assist 
genealogists with their research.