Kansas librarians have access to a wide variety of training courses and materials, including free online webinars, WebJunction courses, and state sponsored programs. But there are some sources of desktop training that are especially useful to library staff members who don’t have formal library training. We try to showcase these extra resources as well.
Sources of Desktop Training
Alternative Basic Library Library Education (ABLE) Program
The ABLE Courses, maintained by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, are quite well known. There are three sequences of very practical tutorials. One is on Collection Development, one is on Technical Services, and one is on Reference Services.
Arizona State Library Collection Development Training
This is an excellent source of self-paced training on Collection Development and includes all areas of Selection, Acquisitions, Gifts, Weeding, and Policy.
Bare Bones 101
This is a very thorough tutorial on searching the Internet, with lots of good information
Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program
Like ABLE, this SABLE is maintained by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. It is an excellent site to visit for information on Children and Youth Services.
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