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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Washington State Library offers a variety of training opportunities for library
staff statewide. Training is offered in person and online.
WSL Sponsored Resources
A monthly webinar and archive of continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. Produced by the Washington State Library.
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.
Staff of all types of libraries in Washington now have free access to Skillsoft (via Skillport), a learning management system with access to online self-paced courses and instructional videos. There are hundreds of available topics ranging from using Microsoft Office and Windows, to leadership essentials, to creating budgets.
LYRASIS and the Washington State Library are teaming up to bring Washington libraries opportunities for professional development and discounts on library supplies.
Microsoft Imagine Academy program provides industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap.
Additional Training Resources
DISCLAIMER: 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.
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Olympia, WA 98504-2460
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