Find out about system-sponsored, Rural Initiative and other training opportunities. All on ground RLI workshops offered within the North State boundaries are free of cost to North State member libraries. Some funds are reserved to use as scholarships to send staff to Infopeople workshops that will not be presented within the North State boundaries. Please use the scholarship form to apply for funds to attend Infopeople on ground workshops not offered within North State. Infopeople online workshops are also free of cost to North State member libraries.
Scholarship Form [pdf]
Other Training Opportunities
The Rural Initiative
CORE 2 Self-Paced Reference Modules
All kinds of libraries provide reference assistance directly to users in person, by telephone, through email and online chat. And all of these reference services require well trained staff who are comfortable with both the methods and underlying values of reference work. Whether you have been recently promoted to support professional reference services, or are returning to reference work some years after you completed your library degree, you’ll need a clear understanding of where to look today for well evaluated answers, how to understand accurately the information needs users present through their questions, and when to utilize which kind of resource to uncover pertinent information.
The self-paced course is split into seven topic areas, or “modules.” You can choose to complete whichever modules interest you. Each module is designed to take roughly two to three hours to complete, including assignments.