Training resources from the State Library of Oregon are supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the State Library of Oregon.
These resources are available to staff, volunteers, and board members from all Oregon academic, public, school, and tribal libraries.
De-Escalating Difficult COVID-19 Customer Behaviors - Recorded Webinar by Andrew Sanderbeck
Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness Academy by Ryan Dowd
EBSCO LearningExpress Library is the statewide subscription for practice tests, skills-building for math, reading, and writing, computer skills tutorials, e-books and career development tools; for training resources and more, visit this resource page on EBSCO LearningExpress Library.
Provides how-to technology, communications, and leadership tips. While not written specifically for library staff, the State Library regularly receives positive feedback about this service.
Training for Trustees
Ready to get started? Visit United for Libraries and register as needed or login to access the resources below!
Have a topic you'd like to suggest for a presentation and/or discussion? Please let us know! Looking for recordings from previous Topic Talks? See below the upcoming schedule.
September 29 at 2:00 pm Virtual Meet-up with Library Support & Development Services
You may join the meeting with or without video and/or by just phone:
Please join the State Library of Oregon for September’s Topic Talk, where we’ll be highlighting … the State Library of Oregon! Specifically, this is your chance to learn more about Library Support & Development Services and what we can do for your library. Hosted by the Library Support staff: Greta Bergquist, Ross Fuqua, Darci Hanning, Jennifer Mauer, Tamara Ottum, Arlene Weible, Ferol Weyand, and our new Program Manager, Buzzy Nielsen. Library Support provides services for all types of libraries in Oregon: academic, law, public, school, tribal, you name it! We will take a bit of time introducing you to our services and leave plenty of time for your questions. This session will be useful to any library worker or supporter who’s interested in learning more about the State Library’s free services available to help make local libraries’ lives easier.
Can't make it? Don't worry, this session will be recorded, watch this space for a link to the recording.
October: Virtual Programming - How to and fun/interesting programming ideas (Date/time: TBD).
November: Cool & Interesting Happenings in Libraries due to COVID - hear from your peers about innovative services and programs that have been developed because of COVID-19. (Date/time: TBD).
December: Seeking Grant Opportunities (Date/time: TBD).
August 7, 2020: In partnership with OLA's Public Library Division: "Centering Race in Library Reopening: Opportunities for Systems Change".
Sonja Ervin, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Multnomah County Library, will talk about the work and progress Multnomah County Library has made with diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will also include things you can do at your library, no matter the size of your library. There will be time for questions and answers after her presentation. This presentation is free for all in the library community, and will be recorded for viewing at a later date.
June 17, 2020: PL stats (COVID-specific) - an update
June 10, 2020: Check-In: How's It Going?
June 3, 2020: Unemployment and job-seeking services
May 27, 2020: Having difficult conversations with patrons
May 20, 2020: Reference during the pandemic: challenges and opportunities
May 13, 2020: Reopening Oregon (Governor’s Plan) and Libraries
May 6, 2020: Statistics - how to capture our work during the pandemic
April 29, 2020: Staging a return to library services: planning for a post-quarantine library
April 22, 2020: Services for Spanish speakers during COVID-19
Future of Libraries
LinkedIn Learning has a number of free learning resources that can be used by staff and patrons alike. Examples include:
Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship, and accountability. Topics covered:
Define diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Engage in conversations about polarizing topics.
Connect on a deeper level with colleagues and peers.
Note: LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has made changes to its terms of service to provide a solution that preserves library users’ privacy. Under LinkedIn Learning’s revised terms, a library cardholder will no longer need to create a LinkedIn profile in order to access LinkedIn Learning. Additionally, users will need no longer need to provide an email address to use the service; they will be able to sign on with a library card number and PIN. To learn more, read the full press release.