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The following links provide free professional development opportunities for librarians.  These self-paced tutorials, guides, and training modules can help librarians build or refine library skills in a variety of different areas of service.

 All-Encompassing Sites

      American Library Associations Online Learning Page
      Brentwood Library Skillbuilders
      Library of Congress Webcasts
      Library of Congress Learning Page
      Sirsi-Dynix Institute Archives
      University of Missouri-Columbia SLIS Webcasts
      WebJunction 


Cataloging and Technical Services

     Idaho Commission for Libraries ABLE: Technical Services
           Introduction to the Dewey Classification System
           Introduction to MARC Cataloging
           Introduction to Subject Headings
           Introduction to Technical Services and Catalog Records

    Idaho Commission for Libraries SABLE Cataloging Music
    Idaho Commission for Libraries SABLE Interlibrary Loan


Children's and Young Adult Services

      Idaho Commission for Libraries SABLE
           Early Childhood Services
           Services to School-Aged Children
               Young Adult Services
 


Collection Development

     Arizona Public Libraries Collection Development

       Idaho Commission for Libraries ABLE: Collection Development Sequence
            Collection Assessment
            Materials Selection
            Weeding
            Writing a Collection Development Policy 


    Texas Library and Archives Commission
            CREW : Manual for Weeding
 


Computer and Internet Skills

      USC Beaufort Library's Bare Bones to the Internet


Copyright and Patent Information

      Center for Intellectual Property at University of Maryland Copyright Tutorial

      New York State Library Patent Information


 

Outreach Services

       
ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

Reference Services

      Houston Area Library Services Reference 123
                
      Idaho Commission for Libraries ABLE: Public Service Sequence:
           Basic Reference Sources
           Evaluating Reference Sources
           Public Service Ethics
           Reference Interview

      Infopeople's Reference Interview Skills 

      Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence

      National Library of Medicine Tutorials     
  
      Nebraska Library Commission Reference Skills 

      Ohio Library Council Reference Skills


Miscellaneous

      Houston Area Library Services
            Customer Service 123
            Plan-Target-Market 123

      Ohio Library Council
           Marketing Your Library Training Module
           Staff Orientation Training Module


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