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Professional Development

Online Courses

Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)

Developed by staff of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, this free, online program provides basic library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science. These courses are organized into 3 key topical areas, Collection Development, Technical Services, and Public Services.

 

ALCTS Web Courses

ALCTS, a division of the American Library Association, offers a series of related web courses that cover the basics of library technical services skill areas.

 

Amigos Library Services

Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries.

 

ACRL Learning

ACRL provides online courses and webcasts that will meet the demands of your schedule and budget.

 

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

Core, a division of the American Library Association, provides a series of fundamentals web courses on library technical services skill topics.

 

Coursera 

Join Coursera for free and learn online. Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM.

 

Educational Technology Services (ETS) - USF

ETS offers professional development for faculty and staff through training and workshops throughout the academic year. Training is available as small group, one-on-one, or customized for special projects and departmental requests. To consult with one of our ETS staff, please book a consultation appointment. All training is currently offered online through Zoom.

 

Library Freedom Institute 

Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a free, privacy-focused four-month program for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates; from educating community members to influencing public policy.

 

Library Journal

Dynamic, informative, and free, LJ webcasts help viewers improve libraries, build collections, and better service patrons.

 

Library Juice Academy 

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills.

 

Lyrasis 

From classes and consulting to large scale grant projects and world class digitization services through our Digitization Collaborative, LYRASIS works to help you fulfill your mission.

 

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine offer free continuing education classes throughout the year. Register for classes to expand your skills, learn from NLM product experts or earn one of the specialization certificates.

 

Prioritizing Privacy

Data Ethics Training for Library Professionals.

 

Rare Book School 

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia provides innovative and outstanding educational opportunities to study the history, care, and use of written, printed, and digital materials. 

 

RUSA Online Learning 

RUSA offers multiple online professional development opportunities year round that are open to the public.

 

SJSU Webcasts

From the convenience of your desk, your favorite coffee shop, or any location where you have an Internet connection, you can freely access live and recorded presentations by invited speakers covering topics trending in the fields of library and information science, information governance, records management, and corporate archives.

 

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

SLA offers members many opportunities for professional development including online learning programs, certificate programs, the leadership symposium, and the annual conference.

 

Springshare

The Springshare Training team offers a variety of training sessions, from sessions for brand-new users to experts.

 

WebJunction

WebJunction provides timely and relevant library courses and webinar recordings for free to all library workers and volunteers to access anytime, from anywhere.