ALA Essentials for Library Workers: Full Training Suite

You must follow the instructions contained in the PDF that accompanies your purchase to access the trainings. The PDF is available on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and in your ALA Store account under "Files." 

Library employees at all levels can be more effective and engaged when they are familiar with the basic principles and core values of librarianship, as well as the role of their library within the community. Leveraging unique expertise across the American Library Association and beyond, ALA Essentials for Library Workers is a series of prerecorded training and informational sessions in these areas that can help both onboard new employees and provide important refreshers for current staff.

In five training sessions, your staff can enhance their knowledge and understanding of these crucial library concerns as they learn from experts about:

  • Creating a welcoming environment for patrons with disabilities, presented by the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA)
  • The fundamentals of diversity and tools for creating inclusive environments, presented by Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS)
  • The essential principles of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights, plus resources and support available from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, presented by James LaRue, Director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)
  • How to provide excellent customer service—from welcoming new users to the library to tips for handling difficult conversations, presented by Laurie Brown, a customer service expert for more than 20 years
  • How to respond effectively to the 10 most frequent library security incidents, presented by Steve Albrecht, an international go-to source for workplace violence prevention

Equip your staff with the essentials that may not yet be part of your HR orientation or ongoing professional development but that can help library employees more fully integrate the unique responsibilities that come with working in a library.

Your purchase grants your library a one-year license to use this training for the number of users within your library that you’ve selected in the drop-down menu.  

For registrations for 26-125 users, please see below for standard pricing and place your order by emailing alastore@ala.org and elsmarketing@ala.org:

Users

Price

26-49

$1,065

50-75

$1,275

76-100

$1,490

101-125

$1,700

 

For pricing on bulk registrations for over 125 users, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

A one-year license offers unlimited access to all sessions. Sessions can also be purchased individually.

Sessions are included on the following topics:

For a closer look at these five sessions, view this document that includes more information on each session, their learning outcomes, and the length of each session. You can also learn more about the ALA Essentials for Library Workers series by viewing this free informational webinar.

$200.00
ALA Member: 
$ 180.00
Item Number:
1541-9300
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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