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Library Professional Development

A compilation of free and low-cost resources for your professional development needs, with thanks to Jennifer Natale at Miami University's King Library.

ALA & Divisions

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Association of College & Research Libraries

A division of ALA

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Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

A division of ALA

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Library and Information Technology Association

A division of ALA

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Library Leadership & Management Association

A division of ALA

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Reference & User Services Association

A division of ALA

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Ohio & Local Organizations

Academic Library Association of Ohio

Annual Conference

The Ohio chapter of ACRL


Interest Groups:

  • Assessment
  • Collection Management
  • Curriculum Materials Center
  • Distance Learning
  • Instruction
  • Special Collections and Archives
  • Support Staff
  • Technical, Electronic and Digital Services

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The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) is a partially state-funded membership organization that provides continuing education, professional development, emerging technology support, group purchasing and many other benefits and services to all of the academic, school, special and public libraries in 22 counties of Ohio.

Calendar of Events


The Northwest Regional Library System (NORWELD) is one of four regional libraries in Ohio dedicated to providing shared resources and educational opportunities for local library staff and administrators.  Serving 22 counties in northwest Ohio, NORWELD serves public, school, academic, and special libraries throughout the geographic service area through special services and professional development opportunities especially designed to better equip local library staff for outreach to the local community. Basic services are granted to all libraries in NORWELD’s geographic area, with extended opportunities and enhanced services for dues-paying, full members of the organization. 

Continuing Education

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

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Ohio Digital Interest Group

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Ohio Preservation Council

Denison University Libraries is a member.


Created as part of the Regional Library re-organization in 2006, SERLS is one of the four regional library systems in Ohio We are a member-driven organization that coordinates and provides continuing education and training for staff throughout the Ohio library community.

SERLS Continuing Education

State Library of Ohio Professional Development

We offer training and development opportunities for Ohio library staff. We also help Ohio libraries develop training and programs for staff and patrons on a variety of topics.

SWON Libraries

SWON, Southwest Ohio Network, serves all library staff in southwest Ohio and our Supporting Members there and in northern Kentucky by providing excellent continuing education and other services.

Upcoming Events

Other Organizations

Association of Research Libraries

A nonprofit organization of research libraries at comprehensive, research institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements. 

Art Libraries Society of North America

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Association for Information Science & Technology

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EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.

International Association of Music Libraries

Music Library Association (MLA) - US Branch of IAML

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The five ethnic affiliates of ALA have collaborated to officially form the Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc.(JCLC Inc.), a nonprofit organization that advocates for and addresses the common needs of the ethnic affiliates.

The five affiliates are:


LYRASIS is a non-profit membership organization committed to the success of libraries and cultural heritage organizations. Through LYRASIS, libraries and cultural heritage professionals come together and collaborate on activities, offerings and projects that serve the needs of their users and communities.

Members at Denison: The Library is an Institutional Member

North American Serials Interest Group

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OCLC, a global library cooperative, supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world. We provide shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions and communities.

Because what is known must be shared.®


Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication.

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