Staff Development Resources – Updated 3/30, 12:30 PM

As we all learn to adapt to this ‘work from home’ environment, MVLS is committed to doing whatever we can to keep library staff at all levels engaged and learning. We’ll keep updating this list of options as we find them.

NEW! Colorado State Library’s Library Creation and Learning Site:

NEW! Ohio Reference Excellence Professional Development Training:

NEW! Staff at any level could contribute to Library of Congress transcription projects

Library 2.0 Pandemic Mini-Conference – Libraries Stepping Up : Serving the Needs of Communities in Crisis:

InfoPeople webinars (archived can be accessed on demand) –

Webjunction (courses, webinars, articles) –

Overdrive training:

Tech Talk (technology training, access provided through CDLC – username and password included in each weekly e-newsletter, ask Sharon if you need the access info) – link to Tech Talk at very bottom left

Remote work success courses from LinkedIn Learning (temporarily free through 3/27):

For Ingram users, there is a suite of training webinars in iPage. Other vendors may have similar training opportunities on their ordering interfaces.

Lots of info on the Summer Reading NYS website, including re-activated free access to myON digital resources:

Library Journal has made all premium content available: (email:; password LJfullaccess1)

Booklist and Book Links have made all content freely available:

Kirkus is providing free access to the digital version:

Booklist also provides collection development webinars (archived webinars are accessible on-demand):


DLD training videos:

Explore the NOVEL database pages  – professional journals like Horn Book, Library Journal and more are available full text to read as well (change the xxx to your library’s code):

If your library has additional databases, explore those or take a training webinar. 

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