Introduction to DDC 22

Course code: ANLTC 91

Date: Wednesday 11 February 2004

Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to DDC22 combining presentation with hands-on practice using the new edition of the DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification): Coverage will include:

  • Introduction to DDC22
  • Changes and updates in DDC22
  • Practical exercises with the printed schedules
  • WebDewey overview
  • Practical exercises using WebDewey

The workshop is intended for existing users of the DDC wishing to update themselves on the changes in the new edition of the classification. Practical sessions will include using the printed schedules as well as WebDewey, the Web version of DDC22, enabling you to evaluate WebDewey as a classification tool.

Presenter: Stuart Hunt, Senior Product Specialist, OCLC/PICA

Host Library/Venue: Library and Information Services, University of Limerick

Time: 1030-1530

Cost: €100 per person


Conflict Resolution

Course code: ANLTC 92

Date: Wednesday 2 – Thursday 3 March 2004

Description: Participants will gain knowledge of the nature and causes of conflict in work situations; will access a personal, interactive style in dealing with conflict with others; will be able to effectively handle situations of conflict and aggression using conflict resolution techniques and will participate in practical role plays to develop skills with analysis and feedback.

Course presenters: Howard Shaw Associates

Host Library/Venue: University College Dublin, Belfield. Accommodation list can be provided.

Cost : €150 per person


Introduction to Subject Cataloguing using Library of Congress Subject Headings

Course code: ANLTC 94

Date: Monday 29-Tuesday 30 March 2004

Description: Participants will have a rare opportunity to participate in a two-day workshop presented by a Library of Congress approved trainer in the application of LCSH. Lori Robare, Assistant Head of Cataloguing at the University of Oregon, will give a two-day workshop covering both theory and practice of subject cataloguing using Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics include; subject analysis principles, principles and structures of LCSH, tools for subject analysis and their usage, application of LCSH and evaluation of existing LC headings.

Course presenter: Lori Robare, Assistant Head, Catalog Department, University of Oregon

Host Library/Venue: Trinity College Dublin Library. Accommodation list can be provided.

Cost: To be announced


Reference Skills

Course code: ANLTC 95

Date: Tuesday 20 April 2004

Description: This one-day event will explore the handling of reference/information desk enquiries from a number of perspectives. Reference resources in a variety of formats will be examined, with particular emphasis on Irish material. Developing effective online search techniques will be one of the key elements of the training day. Key skills required in conducting an effective and successful enquiry interview will also be covered, providing an opportunity to consider the interpersonal aspect of the enquiry interaction.

Audience: This course is aimed at Library Assistants, Senior Library Assistants and professionals moving into reference desk work.

Course presenters: McGrath Barrett and Associates

Host Library/Venue: Dublin City University

Cost : €120 per person


Managing Electronic Resources

Course code: ANLTC 97

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2004

Description: The management of electronic resources is a major challenge for libraries, demanding the integration of new services and the re-engineering of existing processes. This seminar will explore a range of topics, including access, usage monitoring, subscription management, user issues and budgeting.

Audience: Staff who manage any link in the chain of user access to electronic resources; numbers limited to 16

Course presenters: To be announced

Host Library/Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway

Cost : €100 per person

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Using Web Technology

Course code: ANLTC 98

Date: Friday 28 May 2004

Description: This is an introductory course for library staff who want to be more effective in using the Web and finding good quality information. The course will offer an overview of developments in Web technology, different Web browsers, customizing a browser, using search engines, optimal saving of pages and images, printing, zipping files and downloading plugins, eg Adobe Reader. The course will involve a mixture of presentation and practical work. Course notes will be distributed on the day and course documentation along with support files will be posted on a Web site (username and password to be supplied on the day).

Pre-Requisite: Some experience of using a PC and mouse

Audience: Library staff whose work requires them to use the Web; numbers limited to 16.

Course presenter: Jim Kelly, Dublin Institute of Technology

Host Library/Venue: Training Room, Dublin Institute of Technology Library, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 ( – No. 4 on map)

Cost: €100 per person


Supervisory Skills

Course code: ANLTC 99

Date: 2 July 2004

Description: This course will enable participants to:

  • Explore their purposes in being a supervisor
  • Discover how to build a motivating environment
  • Look at setting goals and allocating work
  • Establish standards for work to be done
  • Identify ways of briefing staff and keeping them informed
  • Examine how to give and receive praise and criticism

Presenter: Treasa Kenny

Participants: The course is aimed at senior library assistants, library assistants and others who supervise staff as part of their role.

Host Library/Venue: National Library of Ireland

Fee: €100 per person


Writing for the Web

Course code: ANLTC 93

Date: Postponed from Friday 11 June; to be arranged

Description: Web content and accessibility are now critical issues for libraries. Writing for the Web demands particular perspectives in writing, composition and style to ensure effective communication with readers. Appropriate writing styles and editing methods will be examined through worked examples. Creativity, consistency, navigation and accessibility will all be examined.

Audience: The course is directed at library staff involved in developing and writing informational and promotional material for an internal or an external readership. Course notes and documentation will be distributed on the day.

Presenter: Conor Pope, Deputy Editor, Irish Times on the web /

Pre-requisite: Some experience of using a PC and mouse.

Host Library/Venue: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

Course Location: Training Room, DIT Library, Aungier St. Dublin 2.
(No 4 on Map)

Cost: €120 per person


The Reality of the Virtual Learning Environment

Course code: ANLTC 103

Date: Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 September 2004

Description: This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the practical issues surrounding the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and offer some advice, with a view to:

  • Suggesting potential areas for the use of the VLE
  • Outlining the resource, training and technological implications of using a VLE for delivery
  • Identifying good practice in course design and development
  • Providing an overview of pedagogical issues relating to the use of VLE.

Following on from day one, the use of WebCT in course delivery in the University of Ulster will be explored. This will pull together various strands focusing as follows:

  • the work of the Institute of Lifelong Learning in the delivery of courses
  • through Campus One, the University’s virtual campus
  • the role of the subject Librarians in supporting online course development and e-learners
  • the provision of resources through HERON, TalisList, electronic document delivery and Athens authentication
  • issues involved in the development of an induction package and online information skills module

Audience: This course is aimed at library staff involved in delivering content and support to users through a virtual library environment. Some knowledge of VLEs is required

Course presenters: Staff Development Dept and Information Services Dept, University of Ulster

Host Library/Venue: Information Services, Learning Resource Centre, Jordanstown, University of Ulster

Fee: €150 per person


Continuing Professional Development Colloquium

Course code: ANLTC 100

Date: Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 November 2004

Description: This two-day colloquium will provide an opportunity for library staff from all sectors and grades to reflect on developments and trends in continuing professional development. Themes include envisioning the future roles of libraries, core skills, current continuing professional development activities in Ireland, cooperation and self-development. Irish and international speakers will contribute to the programme which is open to all.

Course presenters: To be announced

Host Library/Venue: University of Limerick

Cost: €195 per person


Quality Measures: The Irish Academic Library Context

Course code: ANLTC 101

Date: 22 November 2004

Description: This one day course will provide an insight into a number of quality measures relevant to the Irish academic environment and assess how they might be used most effectively. This will include formal quality reviews/assessments, questionnaires, performance indicators and other tools used in the assessment of library service delivery.

Course presenters: Various; see programme

Host Library/Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Cost: €100 per person

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