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A list of continuing education online learning resources available to librarians in all library aspects. Current as of June 2015. To receive CEU's you will need to submit this form CEU Approval Form to Cathy Van Hoy, cathy.vanhoy@libraries.ok.gov.


American Library Association

Costs may be involved

  • ALA Online Learning http://www.ala.org/onlinelearning/
  • ALA Online Learning Offerings by Unit http://www.ala.org/onlinelearning/unit
  • ALA Publishing includes: Booklist Publications (including Booklist, Book Links, and Booklist Online); ALA Editions, including ALA TechSource; ALA Digital Reference, including Guide to Reference and RDA; ALA Graphics; and American Libraries magazine and associated electronic products.
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL): Monthly webinars, 4-week e-Academy courses, and an archive of online professional development through eCOLLAB are designed to make school librarians leaders
  • Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) : webinars, web courses, and E-fourms are affordable and timely. They cover all of technical services and more, including acquisitions, collection management, preservation, electronic resources, and cataloging.
  • Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): designed for those delivering library service to and advocating library service for children ages 0-14. All courses will run between four and six weeks and are offered asynchronously (self-directed) in an online learning community using Moodle.
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): Stretch your professional development budget by participating in these affordable online learning courses and webcasts! Register for three, get one free.
  • Finance & Accounting & Governance Office:The purpose of these webcasts is to provide the viewer with a basic understanding of ALA’s finances and how it impacts all areas/units of the Association.
  • Information Technology & Telecommunications Services (ITTS): content management system training and occasional webinars in ALA technologies.
  • Library & Information Technology Association (LITA): programs, courses, webinars, workshops, and Regional Institutes are based on technology-related topics.
  • Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA): webinars include leadership; management; buildings and equipment; fundraising and financial development; human resources management; measurement, assessment and evaluation; public relations and marketing; and systems and services.
  • Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services (OFD): online learning opportunities designed to assist diversity advocates with personal leadership and organizational planning. The Diversity Leadership Online series provides the foundation for a culture of responsible diversity leadership within the profession.
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF): Our online learning programs provide knowledge and practical advice for librarians and members of the general public who want to learn more about censorship, the First Amendment, collection diversity, filtering, meeting rooms, privacy, and other legal and policy issues that relate to access to information and to library resources.
  • Public Library Association (PLA): eighteen self-paced courses are based on the management concepts delineated in the bestselling Results publications, and will help library managers and staff manage more effectively. These courses are intended to help library planners see the many possibilities that exist for matching their services to the unique needs of their communities. Turning the Page Online FREE library advocacy training course http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/turningthepage
  • Public Programs Office (PPO): promotes cultural programming as an essential part of library service. Classes are free, and archived sessions may be downloaded at any time.
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA): reference, business reference, genealogy, readers’ advisory and how to market library services. United for Libraries (United)
  • United for Libraries' Trustee Academy (United): a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
  • Washington Office: offerings include materials on messaging, event logistics, media relations, government relations, and grassroots, coordinated measures to help you lobby local and federal policy makers for libraries.
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): online courses three times a year, with coursework on literature and collection development, programming, technology, management, serving special populations and reaching teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 at the library. offers monthly webinars on the third Thursday of each month.

Library Oriented

Educators

E-Rate

Library of Congress

Universal Class

State Libraries