Upcoming Lyrasis Classes


The following classes will be brought to you in April, online and around the region, from Lyrasis staff (SOLINET and PALINET). For more information or to register, please visit www.solinet.net or www.palinet.org until April 1 – after April 1, we will be at www.lyrasis.org. Keyword: Classes and Events.

Last chance to register for this week’s Successful Searching in OCLC Connexion: Basic Searching for Catalogers 3/25/2009-3/27/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST. To register view Palinet’s website at: http://www.palinet.org/ep_workshops_wsdesc.aspx?WSID=295

Acquiring & Understanding E-Resources Usage Statistics (Live Online)
04/21/2009 – 04/22/2009 10:00am-12:00pm two consecutive days

Introduction to Usage Statistics for E-Resources (Live Online)
04/21/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Online Cataloging Resources and Tools (Live Online)
04/21/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST

FRBR Introduction and Overview (Live Online)
04/21/2009 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Basic Subject Cataloging Using Library of Congress Subject Headings
04/22/2009 – 04/24/2009 9:00am-4:00pm three consecutive days
Hosted at Lyrasis in Atlanta

Evergreen Circulation Module (Live Online)
04/22/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Cataloging for Non-Catalogers (Live Online)
04/22/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Preservation of Photographic Materials (Live Online)
04/22/2009 – 04/23/2009 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days
SAVE $40! Enter discount code 12PPMLO409 when registering.

Turning Community Partnerships into Dollars (Live Online)
04/23/2009 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
SAVE $20! Enter discount code 26TPIDLO409 when registering.

Batch Processing in OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing (Live Online)
04/23/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Mass Digitization Collaborative Information Session (Live Online) FREE CLASS!

Before You Begin: Becoming a Public Library Director (Live Online)
04/23/2009 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Using WorldCat on the Web: WorldCat.org (Live Online)
04/23/2009 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Marketing Your Library Services Using Social Networking Tools (Live Online)
04/24/2009 10:00am-12:00pm EST
SAVE $20! Enter discount code 26MYLSEPL409 when registering.

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. http://www.solinet.net/Classes%20and%20Events.aspx

Also, available are On Demand courses for various topics. Please see our On Demand course listings here. http://www.solinet.net/Products%20and%20Services/Catalog.aspx?Department=On%20Demand%20Class&Tab=2

Upcoming SOLINET Classes (Mid November)

Upcoming classes from SOLINET

The following classes are coming soon. For information or to register please visit http://www.solinet.net>Classes and Events

Upcoming Distance education courses: take a SOLINET course without leaving your desk!

Digital photograph collections: access and standards (live online)
11/17/2008, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Open Source: Evergreen circulation module and OPAC (live online)
11/18/2008, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Getting graphic: sequential art (live online)
11/18/2008-11/19/2008, 10:00am-12:00pm EST two consecutive days

Xtreme web searching (live online)
11/18/2008-11/19/2008, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Administration and statistics in WorldCat Resource Sharing (live online)
11/20/2008, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

10 More (and more advanced) Information literacy teaching strategies (live online)
11/20/2008, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Classes coming to a State near you!

Protective enclosures for collections
11/19/2008-11/20/2008 9:00am-4:00pm two consecutive days
Hosted by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, TN

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, http://www.solinet.net.

Upcoming SOLINET Classes, Late October

Map cataloging
Prince William Central Library, Virginia
9:00am-4:00pm EST

Security Alert! How to protect people, property and collections
(Live online)
10/27/2008-10/28/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Cataloging 101 with MARC & AACR2
10/28/2008-10/29/2008 9:00am-4:00pm EST two consecutive days
SOLINET, Atlanta Georgia

Preservation and salvage of audiovisual materials
(Live online)
10/28/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing basics
(Live online)
10/28/2008-10/30/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST three consecutive days

Latino Cultural Workshop: How to attract Spanish-speaking patrons
(Live online)
10/29/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Local holdings maintenance basics
(Live online)
10/29/2008-10/30/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Classroom management for Librarians
(Live online)
10/29/2008-10/30/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

For more information or to register please click on the title of each class, or visit http://www.solinet.net >Classes & Events

Upcoming SOLINET Classes, Mid October

Designing with Styles (Self-paced)

Designing with Cascading Style Sheets
Class begins 10/13/2008

Practical Approaches to Information Literacy (Live online)

10:00am-12:00pm EST three consecutive days

OCLC Connexion Client Copy Cataloging Skills (Live online)
20 Questions: U.S. Government Information (Live online)
Intermediate Book Repair
Hosted at SOLINET, Atlanta, Georgia
9:00am-4:00pm EST two consecutive days
20 Questions: History Resources (Live online)
Open Source:Evergreen Guided Tour and Demo
10/16/2008 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
FREE demo of the Evergreen Open Source ILS.
Metadata for Digitization and Preservation (Live online)
To find out more information about each class or to register, please click on the title of the class(es) that interests you, or visit http://www.solinet.net – Classes & Events

SOLINET offers the following live online classes in late September

SOLINET offers the following live online classes in late September. For more information or to register, follow the link or visit us online at http://www.solinet.net

Classes & Events!

Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Cataloging: Core and Minimal-Level Records (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-11:00am EST

Using Batch Processing, Labels, Books Straps & Stickers in OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing (Live Online)
09/23/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST

The Green(er) Library (Live Online)
09/23/2008 – 09/24/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Collaborating with Faculty in Information Literacy Programs (Live Online)
09/24/2008 – 09/25/2008 10:00am-12:00pm EST two consecutive days

RSS for Libraries (Live Online)
09/25/2008 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Upcoming SOLINET classes

SOLINET offers the following classes in July and August! All web-based classes are advertised in Eastern time.

For more information, or to register:


Security Alert! How to Protect People, Property, and Collections (Jul 29-30, 10 AM to Noon, Live Online)
This online class will teach you the basics in securing your institution’s collections and safeguarding its people. We will start with how to conduct a security survey and an internal security audit. We will discuss ways to handle threats, violence, and the destruction of property. Other topics covered include special collections materials, building layout, security during disasters, electronic and data security, security during construction and renovation, protecting materials when they leave the building, opening and closing procedures, and issues specific to working with students and the public. We will end with practical ways that you can staff a security program and developing security policies that will reduce risk of theft, damage and harm to your institution’s property and people.

e-Resource Wrangling: An Introduction to ERMS (Jul 29, 10 AM-Noon, Live Online)
Although electronic resources have been providing content in libraries for decades, they have been notoriously hard to manage effectively. Today, ERMS (Electronic Resource Management Systems) provides an integrated tool to help libraries deal with digital resources throughout their life cycle: from trial and acquisition, to tracking, to assessment. This two-hour online class is a basic introduction to ERMS, its capabilities and its limitations.

Open Source: Free as in Free (Jul 31, 2 PM – 4 PM)
This class overviews the open source movement, including what makes software open source, the pros and cons of using open source, and other libraries’ open source solutions.

You might be using Open Source Software and not even know it.  This class covers the following:
-Overview of open source
-Why it is important to know about open source
-Pros and cons of open source
-What open source products some libraries are using

Developing a Disaster Plan (Live Online)

SOLINET is offering a live online class on developing a disaster plan. The audience is for staff members responsible for organizing, writing, and implementing an institution-wide disaster-preparedness plan in academic, public, and special libraries, archives, and historical societies.

Here is the description:

To prevent unnecessary loss of materials, institutions need knowledgeable staff and written plans for dealing with emergency situations so that fewer disasters occur and damage is minimized. Disaster planning requires the support and commitment of staff from many departments, including facilities and fiscal affairs. Plan preparation is more successful and effective when undertaken by a committee with staff representatives from across the institution.

This web-based class is designed to support the work of an institution’s disaster planning committee. Homework assignments will require input and support from a variety of staff members. Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of six weeks, it guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan. The modules cover establishment of a planning structure, information gathering, including risk assessment and resource list development, setting recovery priorities, an overview of recovery procedures, plan development, and working with disaster recovery vendors. Participants are invited to submit their completed plans for review.

via Dev.Librarian