OCLC offers free training on our products to our members as part of our commitment to keeping library costs down. However, we realize that product training isn't the only type of learning you need to be effective.
In order to address the broader learning goals that can help you further build your skills, OCLC is pleased to suggest additional training resources from select organizations with a proven background of serving libraries' training needs.
Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries. Amigos understands the needs and concerns faced by libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Amigos takes pride in being one of the largest library service networks in the nation. Whether it’s for continuing education, vendor discounts, or professional advice, Amigos is here for you.
MCLS is a non-profit membership organization providing libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources.
Minitex is a publicly supported network of academic, public, state government, and special libraries working cooperatively to improve library service. Minitex programs are coordinated by the Minitex staff located at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries.
Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS)
Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) is an independent, not-for-profit organization offering services to support libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. An organization created by libraries, WiLS was designed to facilitate library cooperation and resource sharing, and has been doing so since 1972.
Interested in cataloging skills training (MARC, RDA, etc.)?
The Library of Congress provides the Catalogers Learning Workshop (CLW), offering information professionals a variety of training resources related to the organization and classification of bibliographic information.
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) offers an online course in the fundamentals of cataloging.