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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Training Opportunities

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

Training Resources

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.
California State Library Mental Health Initiative produced this 8-part video series in partnership with Los Angeles Public Library and Los Angeles County Library, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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.

Contact Info

Library Training
Washington State Library
PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460

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