Continuing Education

Current and Upcoming Events

The next three upcoming classes for library staff, offered at locations across Arizona and online.

Aug 21 2017 11:00 am - - Dec 31 2018 11:00 pm
Nov 17 2017 11:00 am - - Mar 01 2018 11:30 pm
Dec 13 2017 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tempe Public Library

Training Opportunities

  • Summer Library Institute - professional development training for public library staff who do not have a Master's degree in Library Science and who work in predominantly rural areas of the state
  • Leadership Institute – professional development training for library staff with a minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Library Practitioner Certification - certification opportunity for library practitioners who do not have a degree in library science and would like recognition for participation in professional development.
  • Scholarships - scholarship information for full-time employees in Arizona seeking aid to attend continuing education events.
  • University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) - undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in library science, digital information, and related subjects.

Online Training


Access to WebJunction’s self-paced online library courses is now available and free to all library staff members. Simply create an account at and then explore the catalog of library-focused courses and archived webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you for any of the courses or archived webinars you complete from the catalog.


Infopeople offers a variety of webinars and self-paced online courses on topics of high interest for library staff. Webinars are free, and the Arizona State Library has purchased a block of registrations for the online courses. Arizona library staff may register for courses by sending an email to Dale Savage, [email protected], containing:

  • The course name and dates
  • Registrant’s name
  • Registrant’s email
  • Library name
  • Library address
  • Library phone number

Upcoming courses and webinars are available at