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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.

People Connect Institute (PCI) Webinars

PCI Webinars is provided free of charge to the Arkansas Library community by the Arkansas State Library. New webinars are offered every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Central time. Upcoming webinars are listed on the Events, page.


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.

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