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Looking for more quality continuing education? We hear you! Here is the tentative 2020/2021 schedule.

  • Online Courses: asynchronous instructor-led online courses; four weeks long, unless noted otherwise
  • Webinars: one-hour long, free online meetings, usually noon-1pm Pacific time; all are recorded and archived for later access
  • LSSC: courses marked as "LSSC" are approved by ALA for the Library Support Staff Certification Program

To stay current with new offerings as they are added, you can subscribe to the IFP Training list or subscribe to our training feed. You can also download and browse through this learning catalog for a comprehensive look at our online course offerings. See the Past Online Training page for previously-offered online courses.

May 2020

Online Courses

Webinars

June 2020

Online Courses

July 2020

Online Courses

Webinars

  • Anti-Racism Books

August 2020

Online Courses

Webinars

September 2020

Online Courses

  • Designing Virtual Programs - Instructor: Janie Hermann
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action in the Workplace - Instructor: Kimberly Crowder
  • Basic Cataloging and Classification (LSSC) - Instructor: Xiaoli Li
  • Children's Services Fundamentals (LSSC) - Instructor: Penny Peck
  • Communication is More Than Words (LSSC) - Instructor: Cheryl Gould

Webinars

  • Mindfulness

October 2020

Online Courses

  • Design Thinking - Instructor: Georgia Coleman
  • Foundations of Library Science
  • Workforce Development in Response to COVID-19
  • Emerging Technologies: Identify, Evaluate, and Recommend the Best New Technologies for Library Services - Instructor: Nicole Hennig

Webinars

  • EDI and RA: Collection Development

November 2020

Online Courses

  • Cultivating Millenial and GenZ Library Supporters
  • Change Management
  • Trauma-Informed Care in Small and Rural Libraries

Webinars

  • Out of the Box Outreach

December 2020

Online Courses

  • Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library (2-wk course)
  • Creating Fantastic Library Displays (2-wk course)

Webinars

  • Free Tools to Keep You Sane

January 2021

Online Courses

  • Designing Online Learning for Children
  • Basic Cataloging and Classification (LSSC)
  • CORE Reference Fundamentals (LSSC, 6-wk course)

Webinars

  • Trendspotting
  • How to Communicate Library Value in Grant Proposals and Funding Requests

February 2021

Online Courses

  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Data Privacy
  • Cultural Humility (2-wk course)
  • Teen Services Fundamentals (LSSC)

Webinars

  • Vocational Awe

March 2021

Online Courses

  • Community Conversations
  • Data Literacy: Why It Matters to Underrepresented Groups and How Public Libraries Can Help
  • Supervision and Management

Webinars

  • Embedding Evaluation in Libraries

April 2021

Online Courses

  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Developing a Culture of Risk-Taking/Experimentation
  • Using Volunteers Strategically in Response to COVID-19
  • All Work Is Team Work (LSSC) - Instructor: Cheryl Gould

Webinars

  • Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults

May 2021

Online Courses

  • Developing Partnerships to Provide Social Services
  • Podcasting
  • Capturing Outcomes of In-Person and Virtual Library Programming
  • Technology in Libraries (6-wk course)

Webinars

  • Legal Issues Related to Immigration and Libraries

June 2021

Online Courses

  • Social Justice and Public Libraries
  • Library/Museum Partnerships
  • Online Privacy and Security: Best Practices for You and Your Library Users
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response

Webinars

  • Conflict Management/De-escalation