Register now for Business Research 101

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If you or someone you know is interested in learning basic business research skills,
please consider the following online course at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:

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This online course is four weeks long, begins February 1st, with about 3-4 hours of work per week.  We will cover company, industry, international business and marketing research. Weekly activities include lectures with links to mainly free business resources and selected databases,  exercise sets , short research questions, and evaluations of sources, to be posted in the discussion area and shared with colleagues. Students will also do a short research project of their choice.

It’s a great way to delve into business research! No experience necessary, but appropriate for both novice and intermediate searchers. Examples are relevant to both academic and public libraries.

For registration information and link click here:


Upcoming SOLINET Classes

The following classes are scheduled soon! Please don’t forget that we have a discount for enrolled students. Just fax us a copy of your student id when you register and save!

FRBR: What is it and Why Does it Matter to Me and My Users? (Live Online)
02/24/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Demonstrating Value Evaluating Library Services (Live Online)
02/24/2009 – 02/26/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST, two consecutive days

Basic MARC Tagging for Serials (Live Online)
02/24/2009 – 02/25/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST, two consecutive days

Hidden Treasures: Rare Books in Your Library? (Live Online)
02/24/2009 – 02/25/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST, two consecutive days

20 Questions: Business Resources (Live Online)

Intermediate Book Repair
02/25/2009 – 02/26/2009
Hosted at Florida State University 9:00am-4:00pm EST.

Web 2.0: Social Software Applications for Libraries (Live Online)
02/25/2009 – 02/26/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST, two consecutive days

20 Questions: History Resources (Live Online)
02/25/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Advocacy: Public Officials (Live Online)
02/26/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Caring for Originals During Scanning Projects (Live Online)
02/26/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Digital Collections: Where to Begin? (Live Online)
02/27/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

ITI Library and Consortia Resource Collection
02/27/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

For more information or to register for classes please visit our website.

Also, available are On Demand courses for various topics. Please see our On Demand course listings here.

Business Reference and Reference Interview courses offered again

Due to popular demand, RUSA’s online courses Business Reference 101 and The Reference Interview will both be offered again this fall, starting Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, respectively.

These courses are an excellent opportunity to expand your reference skill sets, whether you are looking to improve service delivery to your patrons, land a reference-related job, or both.

Interested in registering? Don’t delay–THESE COURSES WILL SELL OUT BEFORE THE DEADLINE!

Know a colleague or friend who might benefit from this learning opportunity? Please forward this message to them.

More information is available at the RUSA blog:

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Upcoming SOLINET Classes (Mid November)

Managing student assistants in academic libraries (live online)

11/10/2008-11/12/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST three consecutive days

Introduction to grants for preservation (live online)
11/11/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing beyond the basics (live online)
11/11/2008-11/12/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST two consecutive days

20 Questions: science resources (live online)
11/11/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Children’s literature: An overview (live online)
11/12/2008-11/19/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm

Open Source: Evergreen guided tour and demo (live online)
11/13/2008 10:00am-11:00pm EST

Establishing emergency response networks fo cultural collections (live
11/13/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Cataloging for non-catalogers (live online)
11/13/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Advanced local holdings maintenance (live online)
11/13/2008-11/14/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

For more information or to register please click on the title of the class or search for the class on our website,