North Country Continuing Education

Opportunities organized by the Northern New York Library Network:

🖥️   View upcoming and recorded Tech-Talk webinars on the Tech-Talk page.

🗽 Statewide Calendar

This calendar includes continuing education opportunities offered throughout our extended statewide network, available for you to attend.

Most are free for members but where fees apply, Northern NY Library Network members always qualify for the member rate.

✨  Highlights for the North Country

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m.

Please join us for this nine-part webinar series exploring the various services the Empire State Library Network has to offer. 

Click here to learn more about the series and register.

Registration is required for each session.

(3/15) Accessibility and Hidden Disabilities

March 15, 2022
Read more and register here.

Learn about some of the hidden disabilities you may encounter during your events, including Long COVID. You will be offered strategies that you can employ to ensure you are providing an inclusive program with suitable accommodations for all your audience members.

Recording available: Ask the HR Expert Webinar Series

Presented by Ask the HR Expert Holly Novack


Effective Selection: WEBINAR RECORDING

Trust & Leadership: WEBINAR RECORDING

Leading PerformanceWEBINAR RECORDING

Recording available: Calm, (Legally) Cool, and Collected

Calm, (Legally) Cool, and Collected: Tactics for Libraries Facing Book Challenges and Collection-Based Protests


December 2, 2021
Speaker: Stephanie Cole Adams
Session Description: Using applicable library ethics and law as a foundation, this practical and action-oriented session will work through the roles, responsibilities, and possible tactics of every person working at and supporting a library when a community needs to weather a content challenge, protest, and/or obscenity charges based on materials in their collection.

Other Continuing Education Resources for Members

CE Assist
Apply to receive financial assistance to provide onsite staff training or consultation for your organization. Cost-share required unless it’s open for others in region to attend.

Professional Development Grants
Apply to receive funding for professional development opportunities beyond the North Country, whether in-person conferences, LIS courses, or virtual events.

Peer-to-Peer Education
Show your work! If you have material that should be shared with colleagues in other organizations, we can host a presentation from you.

Resources By Audience

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY)

DHPSNY’s webinars are a great alternative to face-to-face workshops. Presented free of charge, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers at institutions that manage unique library research materials and historical records, including libraries, archives, and museums.  Webinars are recorded, archived, and made available for download here and on our YouTube channel.

Museum Association of New York (MANY) |

All live programs are free; advance registration required. MANY members will have access to program recordings following the live event.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) |

NEDCC’s free services and resources are made possible in part by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Many of the Center’s resources were developed with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, corporate sponsors, and other funding agencies and private foundations.

New York State Library Division of Library Development |

New York State Library 101: For Library System Leaders

Library System Basics

WebJunction |

The learning place for libraries. Their website includes a page of upcoming webinars as well as an archive.