SABLE

The free, onlineSupplemental 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. The SABLE program is not designed to replace university level training in library science and no college credit is offered. At the end of each course you will be asked to complete a final course survey.  Upon completion of the survey you will be prompted to print a personalized Certificate of Completion which will serve as documentation for completion of the course.Competencies supported by the SABLE courses.

SABLE Courses

Youth Services Sequence

Early Childhood Services (3 contact hours)   NEW!!!
The content for the Early Childhood Services module has been updated and placed on a new platform. It is now an interactive learning module divided into six sections. As you complete each section, you will be asked to open the next section. After completion of the final quiz in section six, you will be prompted to complete a short survey which will provide access to a fillable/printable "Certificate of Completion" for your continuing education records.

--------------The next two modules are still the old format -- updated modules coming soon.----------------------------

  • Services to School Aged Children (3 contact hours)
    Section 1. Developmental Information
    Section 2. Collection Development
    Section 3. Services and Programming
    Section 4. Outreach  
  • Young Adult (YA) Services (2 contact hours)
    Introduction
    Developmental Information
    The Collection
    Services and Programs
    Outreach

Special Courses

  1. Cataloging Music Sound Recordings (2 contact hours)
  2. Interlibrary Loan (1 contact hour)
  3. Merchandising (1.5 contact hours)
  • You may also wish to see the list of ABLE courses.
  • Click here for a list of states which accept these courses for their continuing education programs.
  • Questions or comments may be directed to the Idaho Commission for Libraries' Continuing Education Consultant at (208) 334-2150 or e-mail Shirley Biladeau.

This project is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.