5. Online workshops, webinars and virtual conferences

Library of Congress Professional Development Workshops and Webcasts: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/


These online modules are offered by the most famous library in the country and cover a wide range of different topics. Possible courses to choose from include: primary sources, basic technology, and more.


ACRL-CHOICE Webinars:  



Connects academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts to discuss timely and relevant topics pertinent to the library community at large.  Free to users, the webinars are live, 60 minute, interactive presentations.  


ASCLA Online Courses and Webinars: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/onlinelearning   


It holds online classes and events to further your knowledge and career skills. Registration is open to all individuals interested in these topics, regardless of membership status.


ALCTS webinars:



All webinar recordings are available at no cost 6 months after the original presentation.


OCLC webinars:


Are presented on a variety of subjects—from product demonstrations to implementation discussions—made available over the Web at no cost.


MOOCs, Mobile Technologies: Their Impact on Reference Service: http://www.amigos.org/node/249     


This presents several online conferences each year exploring topics and trends of current interest to the library community.


SEFLIN Virtual Conference: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=SEFLIN&WebCode=aboutvirtconf    


The virtual conferences focus on emerging trends and technologies important to libraries and library staff from all library types. The conferences are one-day events delivered live online and are interactive with attendees communicating with the speakers via online chat.


Infopeople All Upcoming Training:



Infopeople training and webinars are open to all members of the library community - academic, public, school, and special. It is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act and administered in California by the State Librarian.