Professional Development Services

WNYLRC provides professional development to the local library community in a variety of formats.


Training Center

Classes may be held at our training center, at off-site locations, or through online webinars. See our schedule on the workshops page. Most classes are open to anyone, but WNYLRC members pay a lower price. To register for a class you must first create an account by clicking on the "Create an accout" link at the top of the page and entering the information requested. When your registration is complete you will then be able to register for the above mentioned training opportunities. Continuing Education Credits are available for half-day workshops of 2 hours or more, full-day workshops, seminars or institutes sponsored by WNYLRC and held at WNYLRC or other location as specified. a LinkedIn Company, offers over 6,000 courses (and over 180,000 videos!) in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts. Topics such as email marketing, digital publishing, game design, 3D drawing and printing, accounting, podcasting and web design are some of the more popular courses enjoyed by WNYLRC members! With your account you can track your course progress, create a playlist of potential courses, and keep course notes! WNYLRC offers nine FREE licenses to members each week!

Tech Talk is a weekly online service offering videos and articles of useful tips, tools and techniques for staff and administrators who want to stay current, increase productivity and creativity, support staff needs and just develop better office skills! Tech Talk also responds to individual questions! Some examples: SOFTWARE – How to Make Public Wi-Fi Safer;  WORD – Merge Multiple Documents Into One; EXCEL – Use the Indent Features List


WNYCat is the catalog of the Professional Collection of books, videos and archival materials housed at WNYLRC.  If you find an item that you might like to borrow from us, the records are on OCLC under the symbol VZX and may be obtained through your own library’s interlibrary loan department or, if you do not have this access, you may send an email to Sheryl Knab Our loan period is generally 28 days and the item will be shipped to you.

WNYLRC Knowledge Base Tutorials On Demand

Has freely-available tutorials on resource sharing applications and programs.


And a deal for WNYLRC members:

  Library Juice Academy 

Library Juice Academy – offers a variety of asynchronous online lessons for librarians and library staff that will assist them in their day-to-day work experiences. WNYLRC members can sign up for any course and receive a 20% discount off the published price! Some course topics coming in 2018 include: Introduction to Linked Data, Authority Control, Introduction to Collection Development, Excel for Librarians, Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies, Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians, User Experience Research and Design, Introduction to Web Traffic Assessment Using Google Analytics.