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OCLC Eastern's goal is to provide you with the education and training
you need, when and where you need it. As such, we are pleased to offer
an array of classes spanning several topical areas.
Outlined below are classes we have planned for the next few months. We
add new classes frequently, so to stay as up-to-date as possible, sign
up for our Training RSS feed <http://www.oclc.org/eastern/rss/>  which
provides daily updates on courses that have just been scheduled. If you
are interested in a more collective view of training opportunities, opt
for our Training Update <https://www.oclc.org/eastern/email/default.htm>
and we will send you regular information. Or, view our Web site
<http://www.oclc.org/eastern/> . 

Cataloging and Metadata
*	Cataloging for Non-Catalogers Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O405.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 5, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting

Whether you simply need a refresher on cataloging, or your job
description has changed and cataloging is now a required skill, this
popular two-hour webinar covers all of the fundamentals you need to
speak the same language as your fellow cataloging colleagues. You will
learn how to interpret catalog records, apply MARC tags, increase your
knowledge of access points, describe materials according to the national
standards, and troubleshoot records in your library catalog. You will
also learn how to be your own best resource, to find the answers you
need on your own.
*	Fundamentals of Library of Congress Classification
<http://www.oclc.org/eastern/training/courses/descriptions/C903.htm?oeid
=htr>  
January 14-16, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
OCLC Eastern

This course presents authoritative training in the principles and
practices of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and is perfect for
both PCC and non-PCC participants who want to gain a better
understanding of the LCC system. The modules are designed to build basic
skills in library staff who catalog or perform tasks dependent on
classification systems. This course will be most useful for those who
are new to the LCC system and those who have some basic knowledge of
cataloging and the MARC formats. While not designed to cover advanced or
specialized topics, the course is a great way for experienced
catalogers, especially those who supervise or train other catalogers, to
review the basics. 
*	MARC Basics Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O301.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 16, 2008
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting 

If you're new to metadata and you want to stick to the basics before
delving into the digital realm, then our MARC Basics Webinar will help
you to build a solid foundation, helping you to employ bibliographic
standards and the OCLC-MARC format for the creation of original records,
as well as give you the know-how and the confidence to edit existing
bibliographic records in WorldCat. We will walk you through the process
of identifying the most commonly used MARC tags, field-by-field. 
*	Searching WorldCat for Catalogers Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O101.htm?oeid
=htr>  
January 6, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting 

This workshop introduces the technical service users and catalogers to
searching WorldCat. Students will learn numeric, keyword, and scan title
searching strategies, and how to navigate search results. Participants
will also learn how to select the most effective search and how to use
qualifiers to narrow search results. Examples and exercises will be
based on the OCLC Connexion Client interface.

Digitization and Preservation
*	Metadata Standards & Applications
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/D305.htm?oeid
=htr>  
November 17 - 18, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OCLC Eastern 

If you're looking for the perfect introduction to digital libraries,
Metadata Standards & Applications is a must-have course to include in
your professional portfolio. This two-day class reviews various metadata
models, gives participants an overview of metadata standards and
applications, reviews controlled vocabulary use in metadata and gives
basic guidelines for quality considerations. 

Librarianship and Professional Issues
*	MARC Basics Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O301.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 16, 2008
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting

If you're new to metadata and you want to stick to the basics before
delving into the digital realm, then our MARC Basics Webinar will help
you to build a solid foundation, helping you to employ bibliographic
standards and the OCLC-MARC format for the creation of original records,
as well as give you the know-how and the confidence to edit existing
bibliographic records in WorldCat. We will walk you through the process
of identifying the most commonly used MARC tags, field-by-field. 

Reference and Public Service
*	Google Advanced Tools
<http://www.oclc.org/eastern/training/courses/descriptions/I131.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 4, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
OCLC Eastern 

Learn how to make your own customized Google that searches only sites
you trust, find which books mention a particular name or phrase in their
texts and search scholarly sources with Google Advanced Tools. This
course will help you master several free tools. While this course is
perfect for reference librarians looking for an efficient way to speed
up their response time, anyone can incorporate these valuable resources
into their workflow.
*	MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Tools for Libraries
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/I985.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 3, 2008
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OCLC Eastern

MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Tools for Libraries is a must
for school, public, and academic librarians who work with teens and
college students. It's also a great class for parents who want an
introduction to social networking sites. The course will give an
overview of how these tools work, how teens and college students use
them, and how libraries are attempting to reach their users via these
tools.
*	OCLC FirstSearch Basics Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O508.htm?oeid
=htr>  
January 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting

FirstSearch is used by patrons, reference staff, and ILL practitioners
to locate bibliographic resources. This half-day course will introduce
students to basic, advanced, and expert search techniques. Students will
also be introduced to the FirstSearch interface, customization options,
direct request, and My Account options. Also covered is how to
cross-search in up to three databases at one time, sort and limit the
search results, use advanced search features such as index and subject
headings lists, and locate appropriate Internet resources. 

Resource Sharing (ILL)
*	Introduction to the ILL Policies Directory Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O503.htm?oeid
=htr>  
December 10, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting 

This course will review the OCLC ILL Policies Directory and it will also
provide participants an opportunity to create your own ILL policies. The
ILL Policies Directory provides two main functions to enhance your ILL
workflow. First, it enables libraries to enter and display information
about their library, lending policies and pricing, and library contacts,
collections, and schedules. Second, it provides a way to search
potential resource sharing libraries by OCLC institution symbol,
institution name, or unit name. 
*	OCLC FirstSearch Basics Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O508.htm?oeid
=htr>  
January 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting 

FirstSearch is used by patrons, reference staff, and ILL practitioners
to locate bibliographic resources. This half-day course will introduce
students to basic, advanced, and expert search techniques. Students will
also be introduced to the FirstSearch interface, customization options,
direct request, and My Account options. Also covered is how to
cross-search in up to three databases at one time, sort and limit the
search results, use advanced search features such as index and subject
headings lists, and locate appropriate Internet resources.
*	WorldCat Resource Sharing Admin Module Webinar
<http://www.oclc.org/Eastern/training/courses/descriptions/O901.htm?oeid
=htr>  
January 29, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WebEx online meeting 

Resource sharing entails more than placing and responding to requests.
Learn the tips and shortcuts that will enhance your experience in
processing lending and borrowing requests. Would you like to enable
patrons to produce their own requests? Would you like to create
customized groups and paths for more efficient borrowing? Would you like
to create an easy form for repetitive information? Attend this course to
discover how to use the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing Admin Module to
streamline your workflow and make your interlibrary loan experience more
productive.