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Consulting and Training Services: Other Training Resources

Welcome to Consulting and Training Services at the Massachusetts Library System. On this page, you'll find info about our staff, our services, and links to guides about classes, topics, and services we offer.


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


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