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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Massachusetts Libraries: Online Library Training

Resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts Libraries


Consulting and Training Services provides professional learning opportunities as often as possible, but there are many learning & professional development opportunities for library staff from other organizations.

This is an evolving page - new opportunities will be posted as they are made available.

Do you have a resource to suggest for this guide?

Email Kristi Chadwick.

Collection Development

Various book review sources have given full access to libraries to continue remote collection development.

Library Journal
Password: LJfullaccess1

School Library Journal
Password: SLJfullaccess1


Publishers Weekly




Listen to some library podcasts:

  • Building Literacy: Public Library Construction - MA Board of Library Commissioners construction team explores topics about library construction projects, from fundraising to design to sustainability.
  • Circulating Ideas: The Library Interview Podcast

  • Dewey Decibel - from American Libraries

  • Fix My Library - explores issues pertinent to libraries, examining the broader implications, and offering our Fix for your library.

  • Lecture Breakers - Podcast where college professors, instructors, and educators share innovative teaching strategies you can use to increase student engagement.

  • LibVoices - Hear from librarians of color speak to the fullness of their careers including successes, challenges, and achievements. How do they do it? Join us to find out more about their #LibVoices.

  • Librarian’s Guide to Teaching - This podcast is hosted by two instruction librarians that are interested in sharing their experiences teaching information literacy, discussing current trends, and having meaningful conversations about librarianship.

  • Library Figures - a show about the people, data, and tactics behind the marketing campaigns that are changing how libraries engage their communities and patrons.

  • Lost in the Stacks - Broadcasting on WREK Atlanta, each show features Ameet, Charlie, Fred, and Wendy from the Georgia Tech Library in an hour of music, interviews, and library talk united by a common theme. 
  • Shelf Care - from Booklist 

Massachusetts Library System

State Library Organizations

Several state libraries post various workshops hosted within their state and by outside organizations.

Recorded Trainings and Conferences

Database & Computer Trainings

Collected By Colleagues

Librarians across the world have started their own collections of trainings and online resources during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic for library staff that are looking for professional development.

Video Creation

Other considerations:

Lighting (if people will be featured)
B-Roll footage