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Professional Development Resources for Public Librarians

This resource guide was designed to provide public librarians with access to continuing education and professional development resources.

Public Library Partnerships Project

The Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,  provides digital skills training for public librarians and connects them to other state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. The Digital Public Library of America worked with state and regional Hubs Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Montana Memory Project, and Mountain West Digital Library to write and iterate a workshop curriculum based on documented best practices. This six-module curriculum is intended for digitization beginners."

The Sustainable Heritage Network

Alaska Digital Stewardship Intensive

In 2019, the Alaska State Library, Archive and Museum staff led an Alaska Digital Stewardship Training Intensive designed to introduce staff in small cultural institutions to all aspects of the digital stewardship lifecycle. Webinar recordings from the Alaska Digital Stewardship Intensive are available from the Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museum Community of the Sustainable Heritage Network.

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education

The Library of Congress has developed a Digital Preservation Outreach & Education curriculum that consists of the six topics: Identify, Select, Store, Protect and Manage and Provide. The following links are to short video clips featuring Library of Congress staff sharing real life examples of how each topic is applied in their library.

General Digitization Resources