Online Training Opportunities for Public Library Staff

OLC Online learning photoWith Ohio’s public libraries temporarily closing their doors and public health officials imploring us to stay home, many of us are going to have time on our hands. How should we fill it? There are a million good ideas out there, from book lists to virtual museum tours, but the OLC’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) has come up with a curated list of online training opportunities to make the most of your time right now. Take advantage of these courses and learn something new, sharpen your skills, or discover an aspect of librarianship that you hadn’t explored before. And as an added bonus, OLC members can receive free, unlimited access to all of our webinars. Access webinars anytime on the OLC website.

Online Training Opportunities That Will Make You Smarter (and Less Stir Crazy)

OLC Webinars – Now enjoy free, unlimited access!

Ohio Reference Excellence (ORE) Online
OLC’s self-paced training modules that cover many aspects of the reference process (includes certificate of completion).

LinkedIn Learning ( course suggestions:


EBSCOHost Databases

EBSCOHost Online Training:


Booklist Webinars


SERLS Staff Academy Webinars




Niche Academy Webinars


NoveList Webinars:




Public Library Association (PLA)


Other Webinars

Special thanks to OLC’s Divisions and Committees  for helping PDC compile this list.