Online Learning

Ryan Dowd Homeless Library Trainings

Online de-escalation training for library staff who interact with individuals experiencing homelessness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries provides a statewide subscription to these trainings. Access must be requested for the on demand trainings on Niche Academy. Click here to request links to register for the live webinars.


Join us for free webinars that allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and practitioners. WebJunction’s catalog of courses and webinar recordings on library topics is now open to all library staff and volunteers. Go to the WebJunction Course Catalog

Free Training Events

The Wyoming State Library curates a calendar of free training opportunities for libraries. The calendar contains 60-90 free library related education events each month. Events cover all aspects of librarianship for all types of libraries.

Public Library Association

PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience and self-directed online workbooks with tools to assess your current services in a specific area or topic and to identify what would be required to expand those services.

Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program

Created by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and available through WebJunction, the collection of 12 online, self-paced courses, offers a wide-range of introductory courses for individuals new to the library field. The ABLE courses are organized around three key topical areas: Collection Development, Technical Services, and Public Services.


The FREE edWeb community includes teachers, librarians, and administrators who are passionate and generous in sharing the most innovative and effective ideas that can improve their own practice, but more importantly, student learning and preparation for college, career and life.


Get practical advice from experts on the top-of-mind issues facing today's libraries.


NoveList is a division of EBSCO. The NoveList team develops solutions for readers' advisory, catalog enrichment, email newsletters, library marketing, and more. But, throughout it all, the core mission continues to be helping libraries help readers.


Use the sidebar on the left to navigate through a myriad of available training webinars. You will have to sign in but all of them are free.

Office of Intellectual Freedom

Check out their Youtube Channel where speakers provide information and resources on a variety of intellectual freedom topics including; censorship, banned books, advocacy, privacy, internet filtering and access to resources.


Booklist webinars are free, one-hour sessions geared towards exploring forthcoming titles from the publishing industry and trends in librarianship.

CCL Outlook

Part of the Mental Health Initiative, this series of videos was produced by the Los Angeles County Library and Los Angeles Public Library in collaboration with the California State Library.

American Libraries Live

American Libraries Live webcasts cover the full spectrum of library topics and give the ALA community a chance to learn about and discuss issues it deals with daily. Each program lasts 60 minutes.

Texas State Library

You will need to log in to each webinar but they are all free.

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