Training and Certification Resources

The Washington State Library provides training and continuing education opportunities to library staff statewide and certifies the professional credentials of librarians.

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WSL Sponsored Resources

Monthly webinar and archive of continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. Produced by the Washington State Library.

Niche Academy is an on-line learning platform for individual and group learning. Modules are available for services support by WSL such as NewsBank and Simply E as well as in-house produced trainings focusing on staff development such as the First Tuesdays archive. WSL currently supports three academies:

Access to WebJunction’s library-specific courses and webinar archives is available for free to all library workers and volunteers. WSL is a long time supporting member of WebJunction.

Once a month the YS3C meets to learn about and discuss an essential topic relevant to serving youth in libraries. Hosted by the Washington State Library.

Training Opportunities

Washington State Library offers a variety of training opportunities for librarystaff statewide. Training is offered in person and online.

Additional Training Resources


The State Library regularly highlights third-party events and online resources as a way to alert the library community to training and resource opportunities. By doing so, we are not endorsing the content of the event, nor promoting any specific product, but merely providing this information as an FYI to librarians who must then decide what is right for them.

Contact Info

Tami Masenhimer, Training Coordinator and Consultant
360-570-5571 | [email protected]
Washington State Library
PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460

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