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.
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!
Monthly "Topic Talks" hosted by Library Support and Development
Have a topic you'd like to suggest for a presentation and/or discussion? Please let us know! The following events are currently scheduled:
August 7 at 10:00 am 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.
Please note the following community agreements will be observed during this topic talk:
You may join the meeting with or without video and/or by just phone:
Meeting ID: 842 3529 2161
September Virtual Meet and Greet with Library Support
This will be an opportunity for all library staff from around the state to learn more about the services and programs that Library Support offers as well as a chance to meet our new Program Manager, Buzzy Nielsen. Stay tuned for further details!
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.