Professional Development for Librarians

The Arkansas State Library provides training and professional development opportunities to the state’s library workforce to improve skills and foster leadership within the profession.

Professional Development Hours are available to participants in the Arkansas State Library’s Continuing Education programming.

Library Development staff is available to provide customized training for public libraries on a wide variety of topics including Customer Service, Children’s and Young Adult Services, Public Library Trustee Orientation, and more.

Library Juice Academy

The Arkansas State Library provides access to courses from Library Juice Academy to all library workers in the state of Arkansas.

Courses are available on a wide range of professional topics such as readers’ advisory, children’s services, cataloging, web design, digital preservation, dealing with difficult patrons, and more.


Webinars are provided free of charge to the Arkansas Library Community. Upcoming webinars are announced under Events and through the ArLA listserv.


WebJunction is an online learning platform that provides free training and staff development programs for library workers.

Courses and webinars build the knowledge, skills and confidence of library staff to power relevant, vibrant libraries. WebJunction includes:

  • Self-paced courses on library topics
  • On-demand access to curated webinar archives

Take courses as time permits, and earn certificates as each class is completed. Employees of public, academic, special or school libraries and archives are eligible to create an account.

For more information, contact: