Public Library Free Webinars

There are excellent webinars available for front line staff and many of them are offered at no cost. For libraries of any size that have limited training budgets, free webinars can also offer high-quality information and positive learning outcomes for both new and experienced library staff. Please visit this update this page on a regular basis to ensure we capture the diversity of eLearning training opportunities available.

Nebraska Library Commission (NCompass Live)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Digital Literacy Less Boring

Escaping Online – Virtual Escape Rooms and Other Online Programs

The complete list of videos can be viewed at the NCompass Live YouTube site.

Public Service Topics

Visual Merchandising

In a time of digital downloads and two-day shipping, when the convenience of library service is of the utmost importance to both library staff and users, how do we get the attention of the average patron long enough to increase circulation and library use? Visual merchandising is not just a tool for retail establishments

Virtual Storytimes and Programming

Montana librarians have stepped up to meet patrons needs during these times of social quaranting! As we start to move from “emergency response” mode into “providing services” mode in these new times, it would be great to learn from each other and share how your library has innovated and thought of ways to keep providing services to your community.

Getting Started with Libbry

Collection development basics for libraries, including discussion on organizing your budget, weeding, and writing a plan. Also discusses current topics such as media and eBooks.

Utah State Library Webinars

Motivating Your Staff
Programming With Steam







Keeping people motivated and interested in their work is not an easy task.  Research has shown that the presence of external motivators decreases internal motivation when the extrinsic motivator is removed.  Therefore, finding ways to tap into staff members’ intrinsic motivation is key.  Understanding the theories underpinning motivation is necessary to effectively support staffs’ intrinsic motivation. In this session, the presenter will give examples of the application of motivational theories in staff training, meetings, onboarding, and in the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees.

Programming With STEAM
STEAM Programming
In this webinar, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities.

RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling

RA Rethink Webinar









If someone told you there’s a practical and easy way to increase circulation, patron visits, program attendance and the job satisfaction of your staff, would you do it? Of course you would. Librarian Becky Spratford has developed a method you can use to accomplish all of this and it plays off of the skills, talents, and interests you already possess. She’ll explain how to deepen staff involvement in readers’ advisory in a way that gets everyone from staff to patrons excited.

The complete list of webinars is available from the Utah State Library website.