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Online Self Directed Courses

These courses range from two to eight weeks in length, and are self directed, meaning there is no contact with a tutor or instructor.

If your library has an online self directed course on a specific subject which could be beneficial for other public libraries across Ontario, please consider allowing us to host it. See Share Training to learn more.

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Learning Activities

  • Course Code: SD49

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    This course describes the process of collection development in the public library from beginning to end. It begins with a process for assessing your current collection as well as the community’s needs, and goes on to discuss collection development policies, collection planning, selection, and weeding. The course also highlights trends in collection development, including non-traditional collections. The last module of the course focuses on the marketing and promotion of collections in the public library.