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A to Z: Diverse and In-Depth Training for Library Support Staff through TLA

"A to Z: Diverse and In-Depth Training for Library Support Staff will be a comprehensive program designed to enhance the skills of library employees who serve in circulation, reference, and technical services. The webinars include sessions on dealing with difficult customers, communication skills, supervision, cataloging, basic reference, electronic resources, children’s services, volunteer coordination, and project management. Anyone who takes the three core classes and two electives will receive a special certificate in Library Support Staff Training." [--From the A to Z webpage]

Other Continuing Education (CE) opportunities for Paraprofessionals

Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) - Continuing Education & Consulting (CEC)

Library Developments blog run by TSLAC with weekly updates on free learning opportunities.

OCLC's WebJunction and Skillport

Learn about the American Library Association's Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA); the organization for the advancement of library employees, and their Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) program.

National & International Library Events

Celebrate yourself and all the hard work you do to make libraries successful!  National Library Workers Day is the Tuesday during National Library Week.

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Online Support Communities 

facebook group  The Library Support Staff of Texas Facebook Group.

LISComm logo Library & Information Science Community [LISComm]: A forums community for all things LIS and some things not.

Twitter logo  'Libraries and librarians' on Reddit

Created on Mar 27, 2010 | Last updated April 04, 2016