Library :: Library Development :: Education
Education for Librarians, Library Staff & Trustees
- Librarian411.org: A free web-based training to help front-line library workers better serve patrons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
- Library Skills (Administration and Management)
Public Library Financial Management Resources (Library of Michigan): Includes a guide which covers basic accounting, revenues, expenditures, budgeting, financial reporting, audits, internal controls, and sample budgets and policies. There is also a series of short webinars on financial management topics pertinent to libraries.
- Library Skills (General)
ABLE (Idaho Commission for Libraries): The free, online Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program provides basic library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science. Courses cover technical services, collection development, and reference.
SABLE (Idaho Commission for Library): The free, online Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) program provides additional resources in library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science. This program is a supplement to the ABLE courses; however, they are not tied to the completion of the ABLE courses and concentrate on serving youth.
Ohio Library Council Online Learning (Ohio Library Council): Tutorials on library marketing, reference, and general library practices for new employees. While the tutorials include some Ohio-specific content, they are general enough for use anywhere.
MOREnet Training Opportunities: A variety of technical training available to MOREnet members. The format and cost of the training varies. Topics include Windows Server Administration, Mobile Device Basics, Google Tools, Statewide Online Resources and other topics pertinent to the library community.
Technology Training Sources: Online instructor-led training and tutorials on the OCLC products, such as WorldCat, CatExpress and CONTENTdm.
WebJunction’s library-specific self-paced courses and webinars include topics such as customer service, library management, library services, marketing and messaging, technical services, technology, training and development and youth services. Courses are available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the United States.