Here are several links to help you learn library lingo:
How the library decides what to buy - an article from Chronicle Online (June 2007)
How the library processes new books - an article from Chronicle Online (June 2007)
An excellent way to learn more about LTS and the unit libraries, is to attend one of their tours. Each library has one every year, and e-mail notices are sent in advance. Information can also be found on the events calendar at: http://www.library.cornell.edu/events/
LTS policy on employee training: Procedure # 8, "Participation in Programs on Employee Growth and Development."