Continuing education (CE) is defined as an in-person or online training or workshop that furthers knowledge related to libraries, management, or job-related duties. This can also be called Professional Development.
There are many different types of professional development that are available depending on the profession. Some of these are:
The options in each of these are seemingly endless and several are listed on this page. However, the LibGuide will focus on online opportunities more than in-person ones.
One of the most popular forms of professional development is webinars. There are many places that you can choose to find webinars and we wanted to highlight a few of the more popular ones here. Most of the webinars on the sites listed last 30-60 minutes.
WebJunction: WebJunction is owned by OCLC and puts on webinars and courses in different categories topics for free to the library community.
NCompassLive: This is a weekly webinar series put on by the Nebraska Library Commission. The webinars are free and span a variety of important topics in the library profession.
TechSoup: Offers webinars on different topics that are technology based. These are things like how to develop a website for your nonprofit and even creating a culture of wellness in your nonprofit. The topics and webinars change each month so go often to see what appeals to you.
Wyoming Training Calendar: This is a great calendar for free webinars from all over the country. It is a go-to for librarians and the ND State Library also posts all of our webinars on here.
NDSL Webinars: This page lists the current and next month's webinars put on by the ND State Library. The page also has an embedded video of the previous month's webinar along with a link to the playlist of webinars.
Explore the list below to broaden your continuing education / professional development horizons.
Professional Development can also include learning new skills that will help you improve your job performance. This may mean taking a class or course on website design or Excel spreadsheets. Here are a few examples of where you can take different courses: