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A list of continuing education online learning resources available to librarians in all library aspects. To receive CEU's visit ODL's Library Development Public Librarian Certification website. Contact Wendy Gabrielson-Noerdlinger, for more information.

American Library Association

Costs may be involved

  • ALA Online Learning
  • ALA Online Learning Offerings by 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): 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): free and open live webinars, archived webinars for members only.
  • Library & Information Technology Association (LITA): learning online (cost)
  • 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. (cost)
  • Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services (OFD): continuing education 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 webinars and online learning programs provide knowledge and practical advice for librarians and members of the general public who want to learn more about Speakers provide information and resources on a variety of intellectual freedom topics including; censorship, banned books, advocacy, privacy, internet filtering and access to resources.
  • Public Library Association (PLA): OnDemand webinars (free and cost)
    Turning the Page: curriculum - Supporting Libraries, Strengthening Communities! Whether you are planning an advocacy training for your public library or library system or you are a seasoned library advocate looking for ideas and inspiration, this site offers an advocacy training curriculum and resources that can help. The training curriculum is designed for the public library community – librarians, library directors, library staff, and partners – to help effectively advocate for funding, policies, and other support that will allow libraries to continue to meet the needs of their communities. The curriculum and the other resources on this site are free to use and to share.
  • Public Programs Office (PPO): webinars - online resource center, for programming ideas, professional development and grant opportunities. Classes are free, and archived sessions may be downloaded at any time.
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA): webinars (cost)- Basic topics may include the reference interview and readers' advisory to name a few. For advanced topics we dive into specialty areas such as business reference and genealogy among others.
  • United for Libraries' Trustee Academy (United): webinars (free, cost) a series of online courses to help Trustees and Friends Groups become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA): webinars (free, cost) 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.

Library Oriented


  • edWebinars (includes technology and STEM webinars)

Universal Class

State Libraries

Page updated May 2019