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Learning Resources

Below is a list of the numerous organizations that provide free and low cost training and professional development for health information professionals and librarians.  




Free Y/N?


ALA Continuing Education Live Webinars:
Small Library Makes Big Impact through Community Networking

On-Demand Webinars:
Administration & Leadership
Collection Management
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Information Literacy & Library Instruction
Intellectual Freedom & Copyright
Marketing & Outreach
Programs & Services
Y and N
Alliance for Library Impact Continuing education Custom workshops Y

CARL Continuing Education Workshops
Research Institute

CASP (UK) Continuing Education Workshops on critical appraisal and evidence finding Y
CHLA Continuing Education Continuing Education N
CHLA/the partnership Continuing Education   N
CHLA  Special Interest Groups Artificial Intelligence Interest Group
Bibliotherapy Interest Group (BIG)
Canadian Academic Medical Education Librarians Special Interest Group (CAMEL SIG) / Groupe dintérêt des bibliothécaires académiques canadiens en éducation médicale (GI BACEM)
Consumer Health Interest Group
Knowledge Synthesis Interest Group
Oral Health Interest Group
Research Interest Group
CILIP Continuing education UK association
Cochrane Continuing education Product focused Y
Coursera Continuing education Soft skills (communication, leadership, teamwork etc) Y and N
Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference and Continuing education   N
IFLA Continuing education and conference   Y and N
Infopeople  Continuing education   Y

LACUNY Institute Continuing education NY City Library consortia N
LibGuide from American University of Beirut:
Professional Development for Librarians:
Library Associations
Continuing education LInks to the following regarding professional development:
Library Associations
Learning Opportunities
Publishers' Webinars
Webinar Archives
Y and N
Library Collective, The Continuing Education   Y and N

Library Works Continuing education   Y and N
Linked in Learning Continuing Education     Available through institution or public library
MLA Continuing Education   N
MLA Special Interest Groups Academic Librarians
Accessibility and Disability
African American Medical Librarians Alliance
Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist
Basic Science
Cancer Librarians
Clinical Librarians and Evidence-based Health Care
Collection Development
Complementary and Integrative Health
Consumer and Patient Health Information
Federal Libraries
Gaming in Adult Learning
Health Association and Corporate Librarians
Health Humanities (formerly Medical Humanities)
History of the Health Sciences
Hospital Library
International Cooperation
Interprofessional Education and Practice
Leadership and Management
Libraries in Health Sciences Curriculums
Medical Informatics
Medical Library Education
Nursing and Allied Health Resources and Services
New Members
Osteopathic Libraries
Pediatric Librarians
Pharmacy and Drug Information
Public Health/Health Administration
Public Services
Resource Sharing
Scholarly Communications
Social Justice & Health Disparities
Solo Librarians
Systematic Reviews
Translational Sciences Collaboration
User Experience
Vision Science
OHLIA Continuing Education Consumer Health Y

OLA Continuing education Library Marketing think tank;
Education institute
Copyright symposium
Library as place

Ontario Library Service
(public library sector)
Continuing education JASI Cataologuing Procedures
CAMH Customer Service De-Escalation Training
Accessibility in Libraries
Activating Indigenous Library Collections
Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations
Governance 101
Recorded Webinars
Y and N LearnHQ Training Bulletin ❄ Winter 2023 (
SLA Continuing education   N
SpringShare Continuing education Springy Training Sessions for LibGuides    
THLA Continuing Education Annual PD session: Summer social; Library technician subcommittee Y
University of Toronto Continuing education   Y  
UNYOC Continuing education Annual conference with CE N
Web Junction Continuing education   Y
Vendor training Resources specific Ovid; EBSCO; Springshare; etc Y Available directly from vendor

If you wish to add a resource, contact the Consortium office.