Staff Training

Schedule of Upcoming Classes

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

 

  • PINES Circulation and Policy Training
    Focus will be on using the web client and advanced circulation issues. Please send questions / suggested topics in advance to tmccanna@georgialibraries.org.
    Wednesday, November 28, 9am - 4pm
    Coastal Plain Regional Library System Headquarters
    2014 Chestnut Avenue, Tifton, GA 31794
    Online registration is closed. Contact tmccanna@georgialibraries.org for questions or late registration.
  • Original Cataloging Training (Books format)
    Tuesday, December 11 9:30 am - 4:30 pm and Wednesday, December 12 9:00 am - Noon
    Hart County Library
    150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
    Contact blin@georgialibraries.org to register

 
 

PINES Mini-Conferences

The PINES team presents 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: tmccanna@georgialibraries.org.

 

Cataloging Training

There are two levels of cataloging training:

  1. CAT1 Training
    This copy cataloging course is required for all PINES CAT1 level catalogers. Permission from the Library Director is required for any PINES staff member to obtain CAT1 permissions.
  2. Original Cataloging (RDA)
    This course is recommended for catalogers who are experienced copy catalogers and who need to do original cataloging. This course uses the RDA standard; the AACR2 standard is no longer taught by GPLS. This course is open to PINES CAT1 users as well as catalogers from Georgia's independent public library systems.

Both of these courses are scheduled as needed. To request that one of these courses be scheduled, please contact Bin Lin, PINES Cataloging Specialist: 404-235-7139 or blin@georgialibraries.org.

 

Online Training