The Federal Library
and Information Center Committee

Information Alert


FROM: Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director, FLICC

SUBJECT: New Training Agreement and Training Account Information

FEDLINK has recently established a training agreement with Amigos Library Services, Inc., the OCLC regional network for the southwestern United States. FEDLINK also has separate training contracts with four other regional networks—BCR (BC), CAPCON (CN), Nylink (NY) and OCLC Western (OC*).

In the past, with mulltiple networks invoicing against one FT account, members were unable to determine their account balances accurately. Now, when members wish to attend training at a library network, they establish a separate account for each network so they can transfer monies to cover the cost of anticipated training classes from the library network of their choice. With separate vendor accounts, training from the networks will no longer be billed against the general FEDLINK FT account. Only FEDLINK training and FLICC events will be billed to your FT account.

To have Amigos bill your FEDLINK account, please establish a vendor account using the FEDLINK Vendor ID “AM.” Be sure to establish the account prior to registering with Amigos for any training.


Members may also elect to establish or continue funding their FEDLINK FT accounts in FY2002 to cover costs for FLICC events, registration fees for conferences, such as Computers in Libraries (CILs), or for on-site training with FEDLINK staff. Members in the Washington, D.C. area find having an FT account convenient for attending FLICC and FEDLINK events.

Additional Information

For more information on establishing or adding funds to a library network account, a FEDLINK FT account, or for any assistance with your accounts, contact the FEDLINK Fiscal Hotline at (202) 707-4900. For FEDLINK training information, call (202) 707-4848; for FLICC educational programs, call (202) 707-4800.

For information on offerings from Amigos or the other four library networks, contact one of the following:

Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75244-3509
Phone: (972) 851-8000 or (800) 843-8482
Fax: (972) 991-6061

14394 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014-1478
Phone: (303) 751-6277 or (800) 397-1552
Fax: (303) 751-9787

1990 M Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036-3430
Phone: (202) 331-5771 or (800) 543-4599 (Maryland and Virginia only)
Fax: (202) 331-5788

State University of New York
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Phone: 800-342-3353
Fax: 518-432-4346

*Other Training Opportunities—OCLC Western Network

FEDLINK complements its network training agreements with a unique training agreement with OCLC Western which offers training to FEDLINK/OCLC members in the following localities: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington and Guam. The training is offered under the FEDLINK agreement with OCLC.

OCLC Western bills you through your regular OCLC account (OC). For these workshops, OCLC Western will ask you to verify with FEDLINK/FNO that you have funds. For information on funds verification, call FEDLINK/FNO at (202) 707-4848. The OCLC Western URL for its training calendar is

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