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This is a reminder that the PLC Legal Research on the Web course starts on Monday March 1 - online. This is the last session of this course before Fall 2010. 
There are just few spots remaining. 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."
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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"
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Sold out. Waiting list  

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.