On Pause? Time for Professional Development

While some librarians find themselves busier than ever during the COVID-19 crisis, scrambling to develop and deliver new and expanded remote services, others find themselves with downtime in their remote workday. Turning to continuing education resources can not only help library workers level up their skills for when the doors reopen but also connect those feeling isolated to the larger libraryland community.

image of woman in chair watching other woman with mic in monitorWhile some librarians find themselves busier than ever during the COVID-19 crisis, scrambling to develop and deliver new and expanded remote services, others find themselves with downtime in their remote workday. Turning to continuing education resources can not only help library workers level up their skills for when the doors reopen but also connect those feeling isolated to the larger libraryland community. My coworker Lora Siebert, youth services collection development librarian, and I created this list of webinars and classes from familiar field organizations; plus podcasts that cast a wider net, covering topics from the library-specific to those that listen like a virtual book club.

 

WEBINARS & WEBCASTS:
*YS = Youth Services, YA = Young Adult, AS = Adult Services

Booklist Archived Collection Development Webinars (YS, YA, AS)

SLJ Upcoming Webcasts (YS, YA)

SLJ Past Webcasts (YS, YA)

Library Journal Webcasts (AS)

Library Journal Past Webcasts (AS)

WebJunction Free March Webinars for Library Staff (ALL)

WebJunction Webinar Recordings (ALL)

PLA On Demand Webinars (ALL)

YALSA Webinars (YA) – for members only (older ones…2018… are free)

Programming Librarian Past Webinars (ALL)

InfoPeople Archived Webinars (ALL)

 

PODCASTS:
(Websites included for those not wishing to download Podcasts via App store)
YA/YS specific podcasts in RED

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