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Upcoming ASLIB Training Courses

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ASLIB Training Services

ASLIB has been providing training and development programmes for information professionals for almost 70 years in key aspects of information work. We offer public courses and workshops, as well as on-site and distance programmes.

ASLIB provides training and development programmes in the following areas:
-Business and Official Information Sources
-Cataloguing and Classification
-Copyright and Intellectual Property
-General Management and Communication Skills
-Information Governance
-Knowledge Management
-Library and Information Management Skills
-Web and Internet Skills


16th March
Abstracting and Summarizing Quickly and Accurately

This course is a practical introduction to key techniques in abstracting and summarizing documents: news items, articles, books, reports and unpublished internal documents, and shows participants how existing reading and writing skills can be used more efficiently to improve abstracting technique.

Course highlights:
-What do we want our abstracts to achieve? 
-What to include in an abstract 
-Signposting - gathering material for the abstract 
-Writing an abstract with only limited resource material 
-Rapid reading techniques 
-Writing abstracts that are accurate, comprehensive, stylish and fast. 

For further information visit http://aslib.com/training/courses/course.htm?eventid=10 


20 April 2012
Assessing our Worth: Value and Impact

This course describes and exemplifies some ways in which libraries and information services have gone about trying to go beyond this: by showing their financial value, by showing that they make a real difference to the work and the lives of their users, and by showing in detail how and why they bring benefits.

Course highlights:

-Importance of showing value and impact
-Framework for assessing value and impact
-Assessing value in money terms
-Finding the 'real impact'
-Understanding benefits in detail
-Choosing the right method

For further information please visit http://aslib.com/training/courses/course.htm?eventid=16


23 April 2012
European Union Information

This intensive one-day course introduces the European Union ? its institutions, legislative acts and how policy is made, and how to find out about its activities. The practical information implications of "better regulation" and the ways in which EU law is transposed and implemented in the UK are examined.

Course highlights:
-Introduction to the European Union
-Searching for EU information
-Legislative and judicial information sources
-Policy monitoring
-Keeping up-to-date: EU and non-EU sources

For further information please visit http://aslib.com/training/courses/course.htm?eventid=29


27 April 2012
Enquiry Handling - find an answer every time

Presented by the author of the best-selling Facet Publishing book Success at the Enquiry Desk, this course concentrates on practicalities rather than sources, but also reviews a range of quality Starter Sources that can help you get going on a wide range of enquiries. 

Course highlights:
-A comprehensive introduction to enquiry answering techniques, from understanding the question through choosing sources to searching efficiently and presenting the answer effectively. 
-Seven sample enquiries - what to look out for 
-Understanding the question 
-Getting started 
-Choosing sources 
-Meeting deadlines 
-Efficient searching 
-What to do if you can't find the answer 

For further information please visit http://aslib.com/training/courses/course.htm?eventid=69


30 April 2012
British Company Law

This course distils the key legal principles which govern corporate activity for those who lack the time to follow lengthy conventional legal courses. It also goes beyond setting out the formal legislative framework to examine how these rules are applied in practice in British companies, featuring copious real life examples and looking at actual company documents. The course also identifies sources for researching companies and their directors.
 
Course highlights:
-Company Law
-Limited liability and types of company
-Company formation and financing
-Company decision takers
-Corporate reporting and disclosure
-Corporate crimes and dangers and dissolving companies
-Radical reform: the 2006 Companies Act

For further information please visit http://aslib.com/training/courses/course.htm?eventid=14



ASLIB Members recieve 20% discount. For more information about how to become an ASLIB member, pleas visit http://aslib.com/membership/benefits.htm


Download a copy of the ASLIB Training Directory - http://www.aslib.com/training/index.htm

To book a place or for further information about any aspect of the ASLIB training visit www.aslib.com/training or contact:

Diane Heath Publications and Training Manager 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785090 
Web: www.aslib.com/training

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