Staff Training

PINES Mini-Conferences

The PINES team plans to present several 2-to-3 day training sessions on various PINES-related topics in different parts of the state each year. As new Mini-Conferences are scheduled, the dates and registration information will be posted here and will be distributed to the PINES mailing lists. For more information, please contact Terran McCanna, PINES Program Manager: 404-235-7138 or tmccanna@georgialibraries.org.

 

Class Sessions Will Include Topics Such As:

  • Advanced Reports
  • Advanced Searching (or, Why do searches return what they do?)
  • Introduction to Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers
  • Circulation Best Practices and Policy
  • Computer Troubleshooting for Non-Technical People
  • Local Administration
  • RDA Toolkit
  • Using the Standalone

 

Upcoming Locations and Dates for PINES Mini-Conferences:

 

Additional Scheduled Training Locations and Dates:

Please contact Terran McCanna (tmccanna@georgialibraries.org) to request a future training session on a particular topic at your library system.

 

  • May 28, 2014: Introduction to Cataloging Concepts for Non-Catalogers
    (Leesburg, Lee County Library System - Staff from other libraries are welcome)
    At the end of the session, attendees should have a better understanding of what cataloging is, cataloging standards, and how those standards create the OPAC record. They should be able to look at an OPAC record and understand how it got there, better understand search results, know a little cataloging jargon, and to be able to troubleshoot issues with search retrieval and bibliographic records.

 

Cataloging Training

To request Cataloging Training, please contact Bin Lin, PINES Cataloging Specialist: 404-235-7139 or blin@georgialibraries.org.

 

Online Training

 

Other Needs

For additional training needs, please contact Terran McCanna, PINES Program Manager: 404-235-7138 or tmccanna@georgialibraries.org.