Public Libraries (Library Development) | Training Opportunities
This page includes Training Opportunities presented by or in part by the South Dakota State Library. This includes upcoming and recent events. Presentations and Handouts will be posted here if available.
- Distance Education Opportunities
- How Do I...
- Library Training Institute and School Library Boot Camp
- Online Ongoing Opportunities
- OCLC Training
- WebJunction courses
- Idaho Commission for Libraries: Programs
- Past Workshops
includes handouts and recordings if available
- RACE: Random Acts of Continuing Education
- Short Takes for Trustees
More CE Events
See More Continuing Education Opportunties at the Cornerstone.
Online Ongoing Opportunities
OCLC offers many options to obtain the skills and knowledge you need to accomplish your mission. From live-online webinars, to Web-based tutorials and demonstrations, you can choose the easiest type of training and education for you. Trainings include the following:
- OCLC 101
- Digital Collection Management
- Library Management
- Resource Sharing
- Electronic Collection Management
- Web Services
Free access to library-specific courses through WebJunction for All South Dakota Librarians
Web Junction's library-specific courses are now available for free to all library staff and volunteers. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, the South Dakota State Library WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content to access anytime, from anywhere.
All learners will need to the following:
- Create a new account. Begin by selecting Log in at the top right on learn.webjunction.org, and then Create new account. Once you've created your new account
- Explore the catalog of library-focused self-paced courses and archived webinars.
- Certificates of completion will be available to you after you have completed any course or webinar that you enroll in from the catalog.
Come back often to this resource and see the new courses that will be available for you to take over the next year. Please contact Kathleen Slocum at the SDSL if you have questions. We hope that you add the resources that WebJunction offers to your continued educational programming. Remember: for purposes of tracking continuing education hours, this is your individual responsibility.
Idaho Commission for Libraries: Programs
Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program
Designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library.
Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program
Designed to provide additional resources to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library. This program is a supplement to the ABLE courses.
WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.
OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries)
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.
SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.
Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars.
The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need.
BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums.
Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members.
Continuing Education Workshops
Black Hills State University:
Library Media Online Program
The College of Education at Black Hills State University offers an undergraduate minor in library media.
Montana State University:
Library Media Program
School Library Media certification through Montana State University-Bozeman.
Did You Know...
An alternative way to access the Library Catalog is by logging into your ECardPlus. If you don't have a card, that's OK — just click "Guest" and you can search any SDLN Library's catalog.
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