Couple of training programs that came across my desk today (also, don’t forget webjunction and Lyrasis for training…) Many of my presentations and training resources are located at

For those attending GOLD/GALILEO friday, see you there…


Rutgers University is accepting applications for its Fall 2010 program for paraprofessional at academic and research libraries.

The Online Library Assistant Training Program is an online, on-the-job, semester-long class designed for library assistants and associates who are relatively new to work in academic and research libraries. It offers a look at the “big picture” issues for academic and research libraries, including library values, functions, and practices; how different functions fit into the mission and processes of the library; developing excellent service skills; and some best practices. The course runs from September 20th-November 22nd; participants can expect to spend five to seven hours per week on the class. The course fee is $500 for approximately 50 professional development hours.

For details about the Online Library Assistant Training Program, including the application form, go to

Questions? Contact Amy Kimball a

AND here’s another:

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program is accepting
applications for 55 subsidies of $200 from LSSC Candidates to enroll in and
complete LSSC-approved courses. Candidates who receive a subsidy award will
receive a $200 reimbursement after they pay for, and complete, an
LSSC-approved course.

To apply for a subsidy, candidates must be accepted in the LSSC Program by
September 15, 2010. Subsidy recipients must successfully complete one of
LSSC’s Approved Courses by
April 1, 2011.

Application information is available on the LSSC For Candidates
page. Candidates must apply for
the subsidy by September 15. The LSSC Program staff will select recipients
using a random selection process and announce subsidy awards on September

LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the
American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA). The
LSSC Program is partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library
Services. For more information, please contact LSSC Program