New Library Hours starting September 7th: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-3pm.

Work From Home

Here’s what I’ve compiled so far from you guys, the LOGIN Library Director’s crew, NJLA and various other places.  If any of these links asks for money skip it there’s enough free stuff I’ve listed to hold us over.

Library Related:


You will need to create an account to use this. There are MANY topics to explore. At the end of some webinars you will be able to receive a certificate (I think it comes via email) saying you participated. Forward that to me!

Programming Librarian


Webinars on genres you love and a few you might not know so well:

EBSCO’s webinar series

Previously recorded EBSCO’s webinars:

PLA – Public Library Association

On-Demand Webinars with PLA:

Virtual Keynote

The Virtual Library is Open: Serving Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

You can use the dropdown menu to watch webinars about how to use the catalog or if you wanted something a little less boring…

More Specific SirsiDynix

– SirsiDynix – Professional Series:

– SirsiDynix – Marketing Series:

Libraries Reimagined Podcasts

A quick and easy to listen to 4-part podcast, 30 minutes per podcast:

Upcoming Webinars

Live EBSCO Webinars – click for dates and times: EBSCO Webinars (Previously recorded are linked above)

Professional Library Journals

Library Journal’s Webcasts:

School Library Journal Webcasts:


NJLA list of resources:

Here is the list NJLA has compiled if you are looking for even more to:
It has most of the things I have mentioned above but also resources other states are using.  I didn’t go through all the links to weed out anything that could potentially ask you to pay to watch a webinar… so again, skip those.

Board of Trustee training:

Trustee Academy:  if it asks you to log in and you do not have an account you can set one up here:

Library Boards and the Open Public Meetings Act Webinar that took place on Apr 6, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time:

“Library Boards and Employment Law Under the COVID-19 Emergency” join Attorney Michael A. Cerone, Jr., Esq. and Robert Keith, Director of Library Law, State Aid, and Statistics from the New Jersey State Library, for a panel discussion followed by a question and answer period –



Pages and anyone interest in brushing up on their shelving skills: – a course specifically for shelvers.

Off the beaten path

Nicole is learning to play the ukulele via free lessons with for possible use in a future story time.

Chris suggested Python Programming: Learn how to code even if you’ve never coded before with these tutorials from Udemy:

Nicole suggested ASL courses but the class she is taking is full. I found ASL Courses for Free from Gallaudet University:




Any class/webinar/whatever that you participate in please email me ( the Title and the amount of time you spent watching or listening to the webinar, podcast or webcast.  If the webinar you watch emails you a certificate please forward that to me.  These are VERY important stats for our State Report and I know everyone here loves to learn and I want to count ALL THE HOURS.

Thank you everyone for all that you do.  Take care!