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Professional Development

Upcoming Events

American Library Association

The American Library Association, its 8 divisions, 21 round tables, and offices host many conferences, meetings, forums, institutes, and other events. Be sure to also check out the professional development offerings at ALA Online Learning.


Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART)

A.R.T. aims to be an advocate for archival and special collections and to provide opportunities for professional development and archival discussions.


Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL offers a variety of free, high-quality professional development options including ACRL Presents webcasts, online discussion forums, and the ACRL-Choice webinar program. 


Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)

ASERL offers a wide variety of webinars at no cost for members and other interested professionals. For past webinars, please visit their Archive for recordings and speaker materials.


Book Club of California

The Book Club of California events are free and open to the public.


CLA Leadership: Developing Leaders in California Libraries

DLCL offers opportunities for staff from any type of library to hone their leadership skills through a series of workshops.



The Carpentries teaches foundational coding, and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops are based on our lessons.



Choice-ACRL webinars are a unique opportunity for discussion among vendors, publishers, authors, and an unmatched academic library audience.


Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers upcoming and on-demand virtual events. Browse through recent and coming topics, and join a discussion with national experts and leading practitioners on how to chart a course forward.


Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

Core, a division of the American Library Association, presents virtual Interest Group Week.  Registration is free and programming is open to all, although there is a limit of 300 participants per session.



Sharpen your professional skills by taking Infopeople training! Infopeople training is open to all members of the library community - academic, public, school, and special. A list of their archived webinars can be found at this link.



Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides educational events throughout the year and around the world.


Library of Congress (LOC)

The LOC is offering ongoing lecture series on preservation related topics. This ongoing lecture series brings speakers to the Library to discuss their experience and current research. The lectures are free and open to the public, and most are streamed live and later available as on-demand high-quality videos.


Library Works

Serving the library community with professional development and decision point resources.



MEDLIB-ED offers relevant online educational opportunities and access to professional development offerings for all health information professionals around the globe. 



OCLC webinars are presented on a variety of subjects from product demonstrations to implementation discussions.



ProQuest’s webinars are open to anyone with an interest in research, teaching and learning. They span a range of topics from academic trends to the changing ways students are using information to practical tips on how to use ProQuest products. 


Society of California Archivists

Throughout the year, the Education Committee coordinates workshops on a wide variety of topics intended for the professional development of archivists. The workshops are located throughout the state.


Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)

SCELC frequently hosts webinars, meetings, and other special programming for the community-- both online and in-person.


We Here

Personal and professional development classes, webinars, and downloads created by people of color, for everyone.

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