Library Management Training

Learn what they didn’t teach you in library school:

how to be a library manager. 




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Course Description 

Guest speaker sessions via Zoom:
Tuesdays, Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Dec. 5, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET (recordings available)

Asynchronous, facilitator-led workshop over 8 weeks

This course will set you up for success in your future or existing management position by training you on the fundamentals of staff relationships and management, HR policies and processes, budget management, leading a team through change, and more. Built specifically for managers (or those on a future management track), this interactive course will give you the opportunity to role play challenging scenarios and get feedback from experts and peers. You will have ample time to ask questions and work through specific situations you’ve encountered.

This intensive, online training will include 2 hours of live content per week for 8 weeks and is created to prepare library managers for the specific challenges you will face but were not trained for. You will leave this course with a new cohort of peers and a Library Journal Management Training Certificate.

You’ll have the option to enrich your learning by participating in an asynchronous workshop after the live sessions each week. The workshop will occur in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live sessions run on Tuesdays, October 17 to December 5, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET (recorded for on-demand viewing) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 8 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!





When you sign up early, you’ll have immediate access to our Early Access On Demand Resources—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich, supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

Who should take this course

This course is intended for aspiring and new library managers, or those who feel their training did not adequately prepare them for their library management position. 

Expected time commitment: 

If you attend or watch the recordings of all live sessions and participate fully in the asynchronous workshop, you'll spend approximately 3-4 hours per week on this course. You'll earn 32 hours of PD credit and a Library Journal certificate of completion. 

Live sessions are also available on demand for six months

Can’t make a live session? All guest speaker sessions are recorded and available on demand for six months following the initial broadcast. Asynchronous workshops allow you to complete assignments and receive feedback from experts.

Certificate of completion provided 

40 professional development credits are available

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All guest speaker sessions feature live captioning and are made available on demand after the initial broadcast. Please email upon registration if you require any special accommodations and we will make our best efforts to facilitate them.


Group Rates

Have a team attend and increase your impact!

Discounted registration fees are available for groups of 3 or more. When you register your team for our online courses, they will be placed in the same small workshop group, where discussions and project-based assignments receive feedback from an experienced librarian.

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If your group prefers to work separately, just let us know.


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Online Course Preview

A preview of how we build your library skills and bring inspiration to your projects with our online learning experience.

Course Format

One-Week Timeline (Course Runs 8+ Weeks)

DAYS 1-2

On Demand


2.5 hours

DAYS 4-7

1-2 hours (optional)



- Resources

- Discussions

- Bonus Content


- Guest speakers via webcast

- Q&A via chat

- Recordings available on demand


- Project-based homework, applied to your job

- Personalized feedback from a facilitator

- Group discussion in an asynchronous workshop setting via discussion forum




Inspiring Live Guest Speakers + Facilitated Group Workshop for Project-Based Learning



Live session with Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Ansariyah Grace

Live Guest Speakers Each Week

  • Live speaker sessions with Q&A
  • Live interactive working sessions with peer cohorts 
  • Project-based, asynchronous workshop assignments to practice and apply new skills 
  • Expert, individualized feedback on asynchronous work 


Online Course Features


Recordings of guest speakers

Recordings Available After The Live Session

  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live video stream (with recordings available afterward)
  • Instructor-led online course features personalized interaction over 8+ weeks


Facilitator-led workshop

Online Classroom Organizes All Materials

  • Workshop assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment in the workshop to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums


Early Access On Demand Resources

Resources To Support Learning

  • Supporting resources (articles, videos, worksheets) in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends
  • Bonus: Register early and get immediate access to archival video recordings from related courses and other bonus content




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