North Country Continuing Education

Opportunities organized by the Northern New York Library Network:

Date/Time Event
May 23 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Board Basics: Come to Terms (NCLS)
May 24 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's a... Library Letter?! Reimagining Automated Library Communications
Jun 9 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Grant Writing Kit Workshop

🖥️   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

Now through September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m.

Next session – May 27 – Ask the Lawyer

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.

(6/9) Grant Writing Kit Workshop

June 9, 2022

Learn more and register here.

In this program, Melissa Jadlos and Ron Kirsop will outline a useful system for organizing, preparing, and staying current with all the critical documentation and information needed for efficient grant writing. They will also discuss common pitfalls to avoid and pro tips to include when completing grant applications.

Recording: 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.

Recording (Coming Soon) Libraries & First Amendment Audits

April 26, 2022
The recording from this program is coming soon!

This session will cover how libraries can prepare their policies and staff for these types of interactions, provide tips for training staff for in-the-moment response, and also discuss public relations techniques to foster respect for all people involved, willfully or circumstantially, in these types of encounters.

🗽 NYS Library Calendar

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.