Professional Development Services

WNYLRC provides certificates of attendance which are tracked and available on your account page once you have registered on wnylrc.org.

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. 

Classes and seminars may be eligible for continuing education credit through the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo.

WNYLRC is an approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor, certified by the New York State Department of Education, Office of Teaching Initiatives.

WNYLRC offers MLA CE credits from courses approved by the Medical Library Association that are available exclusively through the MedLib-Ed portal.

 

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. 

Want to present a workshop with WNYLRC?


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Request access to Lynda through WNYLRC at SignUpGenius.


Tech Talk is a weekly online service offering videos and articles of useful tips, tools and techniques for staff and administrators who want to stay current, increase productivity and creativity, support staff needs and just develop better office skills! Tech Talk also responds to individual questions! Some examples: SOFTWARE – How to Make Public Wi-Fi Safer;  WORD – Merge Multiple Documents Into One; EXCEL – Use the Indent Features List


WNYLRC Knowledge Base Tutorials On Demand has freely-available tutorials on resource sharing applications and programs. Available to watch on our YouTube channel.

 

And a deal for WNYLRC members:

Library Juice Academy – offers a variety of asynchronous online lessons for librarians and library staff that will assist them in their day-to-day work experiences. WNYLRC members can sign up for any course and receive a 20% discount off the published price! Some course topics coming in 2018 include: Introduction to Linked Data, Authority Control, Introduction to Collection Development, Excel for Librarians, Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies, Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians, User Experience Research and Design, Introduction to Web Traffic Assessment Using Google Analytics.