Professional Development

WNYLRC provides professional development to the local library community in a variety of formats.


Training Center

Classes may be held at our training center, at off-site locations, or through online webinars. See our schedule on the workshops page. Most classes are open to anyone, but WNYLRC members pay a lower price. To register for a class you must first create an account by clicking on the "Create an accout" link at the top of the page and entering the information requested. When your registration is complete you will then be able to register for the above mentioned training opportunities. Continuing Education Credits are available for half-day workshops of 2 hours or more, full-day workshops, seminars or institutes sponsored by WNYLRC and held at WNYLRC or other location as specified.

Accounts are available to all WNYLRC members at no cost. This is an online library of training modules on various software tools, general technical skills, and management/organization. Use our signup form to request your license, and then visit the website to browse available courses.


Covers a wide array of interesting topics (Microsoft focused), offering insight for anyone who uses computers at work. It also gives you innovative techniques for communicating better with patrons and colleagues.
WNYLRC Members: Subscribe to wnylib-l (see how to) and start receiving the weekly Tech-Talk email. 
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WNYCat is the catalog of the Professional Collection of books, videos and archival materials housed at WNYLRC.  If you find an item that you might like to borrow from us, the records are on OCLC under the symbol VZX and may be obtained through your own library’s interlibrary loan department or, if you do not have this access, you may send an email to Sheryl Knab Our loan period is generally 28 days and the item will be shipped to you.

WNYLRC Knowledge Base Tutorials On Demand

Has freely-available tutorials on resource sharing applications and programs.


And a deal for WNYLRC members:

  Library Juice Academy 
                    Now offering WNYLRC members a 20% discount off all its course offerings.

When you type in the code “WNYLRC” at checkout, you will receive a discounted price off your final total of purchased courses.

LJA provides a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills, including courses in patron services, information literacy, digital collections, outreach, assessment, technical services and more. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities.

Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows.

So, sign in and sign up today!!!