Automation Basics for the Small Public Library

Course Objectives:

Why automate? Automation makes a library’s collection available online not only to local patrons but to library patrons statewide. Resource sharing is important to small libraries with limited budgets. Small libraries need to automate to bring them up to today’s standards so that they can be viable in their communities and in the larger library world.

We will review the following during this course -First steps

-Weeding

-Learning vocabulary and acronyms

-Planning

-Retrospective Conversion/Data Conversion

-Selecting an Automation Software (ILS/LMS)