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The following web-based courses are coming up in winter 2014 at the iSchool Institute, Faculty of Information - the first course starts on January 13 - register early!
For a complete schedule of our online, Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton courses please check our website: For frequent updates and announcements join us on FB, follow on Twitter @iSchoolInst or subscribe to our electronic newsletter.

Happy Holiday Season and all the best in 2014!

Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection
Mon 13 Jan - Sun 2 Mar, 2014
7 weeks
Instructor: Stuart Bailey
Fee: $549.00
Cert: FOIP Compliance

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.
This is a comprehensive course balancing text, online group discussions, and exercises that allow participants to practice what they're learning.
Participants are provided with practical materials to use at their respective worksites, including access to information and privacy protection audit tools, sample forms, and sample compliance-related deliverables.

Legal Research on the Web
Mon 20 Jan. - Sun 9 Mar, 2014
7 weeks
Instructor: Erin Murphy
Fee: $499.00
Certificate: optional; add: $50.00

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 and chat sessions with the instructor and fellow participants, and complete weekly assignments based on the material covered. Topics covered include: the legal systems of Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, law-related reference tools on the Internet, statutes and regulations, legislative bills, Hansard debates, and committee reports Case law and legal commentary.

Mastering Web Searching
Mon 3 Mar. - Sun 13 Apr, 2014
6 weeks
Instructor: Gwen Harris
Fee: $499.00
Certificate: optional; add: $50.00

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? What is social media search and how does it fit in?
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 six-week course conducted entirely online. 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.

Social Media Planning for Organizations
Mon 10 Feb - Sun 30 Mar, 2014
7 weeks
Instructors: Connie Crosby and Daniel Lee
Cert:: $760.00
Cert: Social Media Engagement; optional

Bring your organization up to date by learning how to develop a social media plan, taking into account its larger strategies and objectives. Learn about monitoring the web for mentions of your organization and conversations that are of interest, and joining in. Consider your organizationís key audiences or communities, where they are online and how to engage them. Learn about online community building, and measurement that is meaningful. This 7-week course will allow students to monitor a brand, organization or topic over several weeks to allow for searching and analysis of data.

Certificate in Social Media Engagement
2 courses, 42 h
Essential to management, executive and professional level employees in libraries, archives, museums, non-profits and other organizations that want to start new social media engagements or improve existing engagement.
A must for marketing or PR staff in information-related organizations such as libraries, archives and museums who want to strengthen existing engagement through social media.
Students will receive the certificate upon completion of two 7-week online courses, based on their participation, exercises, and on completion of an assignment related to the Social Media Strategy course.
Please note that this Certificate is optional, both courses can be completed as stand-alone. Content will be delivered through the wiki platform and supplemented by scheduled video conference meetings.

Records Management Fundamentals
Mon 17 Mar - Sun 4 May, 2014
7 weeks
Instructor: David Hopkins
Fee: $770.00
Cert: RMF

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.

Records Management Practice
Mon 17 Mar - Sun 4 May, 2014
7 weeks
Instructor: Caroline Werle
Fee: $770.00
Cert: RMP
Prerequisite: RM Fundamentals or background in RM

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.

For more information, our full schedule of courses and to register go to our website:, e-mail us at: [log in to unmask] or call (416) 978 7111.