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Covid-19 Guidance

To view guidance for public libraries regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit our resources page:

https://capitalarealibrarydistrict.org/covid19resources


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LibraryU

In 2020, we are introducing a new way to learn! Covering the desk so individuals can attend training can be difficult, so we're introducing supplementary online classes. With LibraryU, take courses at your own pace, track achievements, and build community with others around the district.

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Resource Blog

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Online Webinarsperson typing

Plenty of online learning opportunities are available outside of our district. Check out our top recommended sources for external online learning below, and expand the "Webinar Websites" section for a more complete list.

Webjunction, presented by OCLC, is "the learning place for libraries." Build knowledge, skills, and confidence through entirely free self-paced courses, webinars, and idea-sharing blog posts. Webinars taken on Webjunction are eligible for CE credit.

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries subscribes to Niche Academy and hosts helpful tutorials on a wide range of topics, including accessibility, community engagement, director resources, human resources, and much more in their staff academy. These trainings are eligible for CE credit. A public academy is also available; direct your patrons here for them to learn how to use common databases and a wealth of other useful skills. More information about these resources can be found on Compendium.

The Capital Area Library District also subscribes to Ryan Dowd's series of trainings. Any staff member in the district can request access to this academy; just email Kerri to alert her that you're interested and she will set it up. 

Webinar Websites

Below is a list of websites that regularly offer webinars or have an archive of recorded webinars:

Public Libraries

eResources

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Leadership

Technology

Collection Management

Youth Services

Fundraising

Training, Education, & Human Resources