Apologies for cross-postings The following online courses from the Professional Learning Centre, Faculty of Information are coming up in March 2010. Register now! March 2010 Online Legal Research on the Web <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=5> Mon. 1 Mar 2010 - Sat. 17 Apr 2010 7 weeks Instructor: Clare Mauro Fee: $435.00 Location: online Cert: optional Status: open 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. This course is 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 Internet sites and accessed information I never knew was available and which will be most useful in my job." _____________________________________________________________________________ Records Management Practice <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=204> Mon. 8 Mar 2010 - Sat. 24 Apr 2010 6 weeks Instructor: Caroline Werle Fee: $725.00 Location: online Certificate: RM Practice Status: open This program expands upon the material covered in the 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 seven-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" _______________________________________________________________________________ Records Management Fundamentals <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=78> Mon. 22 Mar 2010 - Sun. 16 May 2010 8 weeks Instructor: David Hopkins Fee: $725.00 Location: online Cert: RM Fundamentals Status: waiting list 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." "I really enjoyed this course, and Dave as the instructor. He kept me thinking!" For more information and to register go to: www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca. Contact PLC at: [log in to unmask] or (416) 978 7111.