More Learning Resources

A collection of learning resources to help direct your library career pursuit. This links collection is comprised of formal education links, self-directed learning links, library courses provided by professional organizations, and various other resources.


Interested in pursuing a formal degree or certification? Check out these sites to discover the opportunities. Don't forget to check out the CE Funding resources section!

Idaho Resources

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College of Southern Idaho Associate Certificate in Library Science
Idaho School Media Endorsement Teacher-Librarian


Degree Programs

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Education and Careers  American Library Association
Library Science Degrees  Includes scholarships and grants



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Library Support Staff Certification Program ALA
Certified Public Library Administrator  American Library Association


The following links will take you to a wide variety of self-directed learning opportunities. Some items you will need to register for and others are available 24/7. Bookmark this page so you can check for new resources.


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Monthly Free Online CE Monthly posts via WebJunction
ALA Online Learning American Library Association 
The Collection: eBooks for Idaho Library Staff on library topics Idaho Commission for Libraries
Collection Development Arizona
Collection Development for School Librarians Resources for School Librarians
Collection Development for Spanish Language Materials Diana Miranda - Texas
Idaho Non-Profit Center  
CSL In Session Colorado State Library
Readers Advisory Iowa



Training for Library Staff

Colorado State Library


Professional organizations are an excellent resource for continuing education activities, as well as networking with other library professionals. Whether you choose to be involved at the local, state, national or international level, you will find that these connections will be invaluable as you continue on your career journey.

Each professional organization offers at least one annual conference, as well as other online and continuing education activities. Don't forget to check out the First Time Attendee LSTA CE Grant or the list of upcoming Pre-Approved Library Events List.  Another resource is the Library Conference Planner.


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American Association for State and Local History AASLH/ALA
American Association of School Librarians AASL/ALA
American Library Association ALA
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services ALCTS/ALA
Association of College and Research Libraries ACRL/ALA
Association of Rural and Small Libraries ARSL
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies ASCLA/ALA
Idaho Library Association ILA/ALA
Library and Information Technology Association LITA/ALA
Pacific Northwest Library Association PNLA
Public Library Association PLA/ALA
Special Libraries Association SLA/ALA

ICfL Workshop Handouts

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Tips on Attending ALA

Info2Go, June 2014, Gina Persichini

Transfer of Training That was Great!  Now What! June 2013
The Grant Mystique February 2010



Resources Beyond Idaho

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ALA Toolkits  
InfoPeople Archived Webinars California-based training group
Software Tutorials GCFLearnFree


Blogs - Latest Trends and News

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SPLAT Special Projects Library Action Team
Stephen's Lighthouse Stephen Abram 
David Lee King  David Lee King


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