Excel List Of Courses

Introduction to Public Libraries (E01)

Introduction to Public Libraries (E01)

Today’s public libraries are thriving. Library boards and staff are working hard to provide relevant services and welcoming public spaces. Traditional services are augmented by new media and digital information with staff carrying out new roles and responsibilities. The library is a vital service with staff making a significant difference in their community. There is considerable optimism about the future of public libraries, with public support for public libraries remaining strong.

This course is for anyone who wants to better understand the potential for 21st-century public libraries and how libraries are a force for individual growth and development, social cohesion and community well-being. The material will also cover the context in which public libraries in Ontario are governed and funded, offering information on the purpose, governance and programs and services of public libraries.

Library Management (E02) - no longer offered
Supervision (E03) – no longer offered
Reference and Information Services (E04)
Public Library Marketing (E05)
Collection Development in the Public Library (E06)
Collection Development for Children (E07) - no longer offered
Collection Development for Young Adults (E08) - no longer offered
Collection Development for Adults and Special Groups (E09) - no longer offered
Communication Skills (E11) - no longer offered
Collection Organization (E12)
Circulation (E13) – no longer offered
Non-book Materials (E14) - no longer offered
Professional Development (E16) - no longer offered
Electronic Information Sources (E17) - no longer offered
Strategic Planning for Public Libraries (E18)
Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library (E19)
Public Library Programming (E20)
Library Management and Supervision (E24)
Customer Service Essentials for Front-Line Public Library Staff (E21)
Community Outreach in the Public Library (E22)
Family Literacy in the Public Library (E23)