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Looking for more quality continuing education? We hear you! Here is the tentative 2020/2021 schedule.

  • Online Courses: asynchronous instructor-led online courses; four weeks long, unless noted otherwise
  • Webinars: one-hour long, free online meetings, usually noon-1pm Pacific time; all are recorded and archived for later access
  • LSSC: courses marked as "LSSC" are approved by ALA for the Library Support Staff Certification Program

To stay current with new offerings as they are added, you can subscribe to the IFP Training list or subscribe to our training feed. You can also download and browse through this learning catalog for a comprehensive look at our online course offerings. See the Past Online Training page for previously-offered online courses.

May 2020

Online Courses

Webinars

June 2020

Online Courses

July 2020

Online Courses

  • Using Infographics for Board Reports (2-wk course) - Instructor: Beth Gallaway
  • Workplace Burnout: Bouncing Back With Resilience - Instructor: Debra Westwood

Webinars

  • ADA Compliance for Virtual Events

August 2020

Online Courses

  • Creating a Culturally Responsive Bilingual Storytime (2-wk course) - Instructor: Adilene Rogers
  • Readers Advisory: Beyond Books (LSSC, 6-wk course) - Instructor: Francisca Goldsmith

Webinars

  • Voter Education Initiatives

September 2020

Online Courses

  • Designing Virtual Programs
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action in the Workplace - Instructor: Kimberly Crowder
  • Children's Services Fundamentals (LSSC)
  • Communication is More Than Words (LSSC) - Instructor: Cheryl Gould

Webinars

  • Mindfulness

October 2020

Online Courses

  • Design Thinking - Instructor: Georgia Coleman
  • Foundations of Library Science
  • Workforce Development in Response to COVID-19
  • Emerging Technologies: Identify, Evaluate, and Recommend the Best New Technologies for Library Services - Instructor: Nicole Hennig
  • Technology in Libraries - Instructor: Diana Silveira

Webinars

  • EDI and RA: Collection Development

November 2020

Online Courses

  • Cultivating Younger Library Supporters
  • Change Management
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response

Webinars

  • Out of the Box Outreach

December 2020

Online Courses

  • Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library (2-wk course)
  • Creating Fantastic Library Displays (2-wk course)

January 2021

Online Courses

  • Designing Online Learning for Children
  • Basic Cataloging and Classification (LSSC)
  • CORE Reference Fundamentals (LSSC, 6-wk course)

Webinars

  • Trendspotting
  • How to Communicate Library Value in Grant Proposals and Funding Requests

February 2021

Online Courses

  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Data Privacy
  • Cultural Humility (2-wk course)
  • Teen Services Fundamentals (LSSC)

Webinars

  • Vocational Awe

March 2021

Online Courses

  • Community Conversations
  • Data Literacy: Why It Matters to Underrepresented Groups and How Public Libraries Can Help
  • Supervison and Management
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Webinars

  • Embedding Evaluation in Libraries

April 2021

Online Courses

  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Developing a Culture of Risk-Taking/Experimentation
  • Using Volunteers Strategically in Response to COVID-19
  • Capturing Outcomes of In-Person and Virtual Library Programming

Webinars

  • Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults

May 2021

Online Courses

  • Developing Partnerships to Provide Social Services
  • Podcasting
  • All Work is Team Work (LSSC)

Webinars

  • Legal Issues Related to Immigration and Libraries

June 2021

Online Courses

  • Social Justice and Public Libraries
  • Library/Museum Partnerships
  • Online Privacy and Security: Best Practices for You and Your Library Users

Webinars

  • Conflict Management/De-Escalation