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Professional Development and Continuing Education

Professional development and continuing education opportunities and resources

Library Skills

OCLC offers many options to obtain the skills and knowledge you need to accomplish your mission. From live-online webinars, to Web-based tutorials and demonstrations, you can choose the easiest type of training and education for you.

Training Main Page
Cataloging Skills Training Calendar
RDA Training Calendar

RDA Toolkit Training Resources
The links to online resources on this regularly updated page are provided to support teaching and training in RDA cataloging.

Full Record Examples of RDA Cataloging
The Joint Steering Committee tor Development of RDA (JSC) has issued full MARC record examples of RDA cataloging.

RDA Toolkit Essentials Webinar
Free webinar that serves as an introduction and guide to using RDA Toolkit.

Library Home

RDA: Resource Description & Access training materials
Catalogers Learning Workshops course materials

Access to WebJunction’s library-specific courses and webinar archives is available for free to all library workers and volunteers. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere.

WebJunction Course Catalog - Main Page
Self-Paced Courses: Collections Management

Webinar Archive
Online Learning

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Common Workplace Email Platforms

Helping Your Patrons

The best way to prepare for your patrons' email questions is to understand the email service they are using. Since most web-based email services are free, set up "dummy" accounts with each of the most popular ones, then practice using that service.

More Help with Email

Microsoft Skills

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Free videos and tutorials from Microsoft

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Free videos and tutorials from Microsoft

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Free videos and tutorials from Microsoft

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