Continuing Education

Through continuing education opportunities, the Idaho Commission for Libraries assists Idaho libraries in building capacity to better serve their communities. Blended learning opportunities are available to Idaho's public and school library staff with no formal library education, with the intent of developing specialized skills and awareness of current and evolving library practices.


Continuing Education Opportunities

CE Funding

Able Program

Able Program

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.

Sable Program

Sable Program

The free, online Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education program. This program is a supplement to the ABLE courses; however, they are not tied to the completion of the ABLE courses.

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Staff from Idaho's publicly-funded libraries may apply for funds to support first-time attendance at a conference, library science education courses, or leadership development courses that support professional education goals in support of improved services to library users.

Library sign partner training opportunities

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Through agreements with outside organizations, ICfL makes free or discounted training opportunities available to Idaho library staff.

LILI Unlimited Training Resources

Free Training

These free and low-cost training opportunities include those sponsored by ICfL as well as Lyrasis, WebJunction, Learning RoundTable, and many other professional organizations. A list of free training opportunities is compiled each month and posted on this page.


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