Staff Training

Schedule of Upcoming Classes

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


  • CAT1 Training
    July 24-25, 2019
    Athens Regional Library System, Athens, GA
    Contact to register\
  • PINES Reports and Local Admin Training
    August 6, 2019
    Chestatee Regional Library System, Dawsonville, GA
    Registration is closed. Contact Chris Sharp at for questions.
  • CAT1 Training
    August 7-8, 2019
    Centerville Branch, Houston County Library Sytstem - Warner Robins, GA
    Contact to register
  • Basic Reports Training
    August 22, 2019
    Morgan County Library, Uncle Remus Regional Library System, Madison, GA
    Register Here
  • Billing Training & Basic Reports Training
    August 26, 2019
    Griffin-Spalding County Library, Flint River Regional Library System, Griffin, GA
    Register Here


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:


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


Online Training