Public Libraries (Library Development) | Training Opportunities
This page includes Training Opportunities presented by or in part by the South Dakota State Library. This includes upcoming and recent events. Presentations and Handouts will be posted here if available.
More CE Events
See More Continuing Education Opportunties at the Cornerstone.
Online Ongoing Opportunities
OCLC is developing an online set of DDC training materials focused on the needs of experienced librarians who need Dewey application training. The materials will include a basic course on the structure and use of the DDC, plus a series of short modules based on special topics (including a general overview).
The course materials will be available on the Dewey web site at no charge. The presentations and exercises assume the availability of the latest version of the DDC database (i.e., WebDewey), and a professor, trainer, and/or experienced Dewey user for offering explanations and fielding questions. If you have questions as you go through the training please contact Daria Bossman, South Dakota State Library, email@example.com or 1-800-423-6665. You can access the training materials at OCLC's website.
Idaho Commission for Libraries: Programs
Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program
Designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library.
Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program
Designed to provide additional resources to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library. This program is a supplement to the ABLE courses.
WebJunction provides monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Webinars will be archived for several months following an event.
OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries)
Online programming for All Libraries (OPAL) provides a wide variety of programming topics.
SirsiDynix provides free access to industry-leading speakers and events. Their mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.
Infopeople provides training for the California State Library. Although the training they provide is for California libraries, they do allow free access to their archived webinars.
The Foundation Center provides free short web-based training courses (webinars) on foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need.
BCR (Bibliographic Center for Research)
BCR is a multistate library cooperative based in Denver. Although the training they provide is for member libraries, they do allow free access to their Friday Forums.
Two hour-long courses, Building Accountability Into your Team and Activating Your Programs Strategy and Evaluation that were recorded in November 2009 are directed towards managers and directors in nonprofit organizations who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members.
Continuing Education Workshops
Black Hills State University:
Library Media Online Program
The College of Education at Black Hills State University offers an undergraduate minor in library media.
Montana State University:
Library Media Program
School Library Media certification through Montana State University-Bozeman.
LSTA Five Year Plan
Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2013-2017
Approved June 2012, Resubmitted Sept 2012 | IMLS Approval Letter
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