These trainings bring responsive library programming that engages communities and provides hands-on, interest-based learning experiences.


Online Trainings

2021: Strategies to Support Early Literacy Learning Online Training


Dates have been rescheduled!

Zoom online training dates are Mondays. Must commit to at least 4 of the 5 Meetups.

  • Week 1: Sep 13 - 17
    • Zoom Meeting: Monday, Sep 13 @ 12 CST/ 11 MT - (1.5 hrs)
  • Week 2: Sep 20 - 24
    • Zoom Meeting: Monday, Sep 20@ 12 CST/ 11 MT - (1 hr)
  • Week 3: Sep 27 - Oct 1
    • Zoom Meeting: Monday, Sep 27 @ 12 CST/ 11 MT - (1 hr)
  • Week 4: Oct 4 - 8
    • Zoom Meeting: Monday, Oct 4 @ 12 CST/ 11 MT - (1 hr)
  • Week 5: Oct 18 - 22
    • Zoom Meeting: Monday, Oct 18 @ 12 CST/ 11 MT - (1.5 hrs)

CE & Contact Hours: 6 hours Zoom meetings + 4 to 6 additional hours depending on participation.

Registration is now closed.

2021: Transforming Teen Services

Youth Development Module: Learn about the developmental stages of youth 8 to 18.

Zoom online training dates are Thursdays (Must commit to at least 3 of the 4 Meetups).

  • Week 1: Nov. 29-Dec. 3 Technology Week
    • Zoom Meeting 10am CT/9 am MT (1 hr)
  • Week 2: Dec. 6-10
    • Zoom Meeting 10am CT/9 am MT (1 hr)
  • Week 3: Dec. 13-17
    • Zoom Meeting 10am CT/9 am MT (1 hr)
  • Week 4: Dec. 27-Jan. 1
    • Zoom Meeting 10am CT/9 am MT (1 hr)

CE & Contact Hours: 4 hours Zoom meetings + 4 to 6 additional hours depending on participation.


Looking Ahead

2022: Transforming Teen Services

Connected Learning Module: Find out what exactly connected learning is and to reflect on how it fits into your own libraries services for and with teens.

  • Week 1: Jan. 3 - 7
  • Week 2: Jan. 10 - 14
  • Week 3: Jan. 17 - 21
  • Week 4: Jan. 24 - 28

CE & Contact Hours: 4 hours Zoom Meetings + 4 to 6 additional hours depending on participation

Must commit to at least 3 of the 4 Meetups

2022: Transforming Teen Services

Computational Thinking Module: Find out what exactly Computational Thinking is and to reflect on how it fits into your own library's services for and with teens.

  • Week 1: Jan. 31 - Feb 4
  • Week 2: Feb. 7 - 11
  • Week 3: Feb. 14 - 18
  • Week 4: Feb. 21 - 25
  • Week 5: Feb. 28 - March 4

CE & Contact Hours: 5 hours Zoom meetings + 4 to 6 additional hours depending on participation

Must commit to at least 4 of the 5 Meetups


Past Events

2021 Events

  • Transforming Library Services: Strategies to Support Early Literacy Learning Online Training
    January-February; March-April
  • Transforming Library Services: Teen Services Youth Development Online Module, April

2020 Events


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Children and Youth Services Coordinator

Laura Kelly

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