Continuing Education - Learning Opportunities

ACRES from the Maine Math and Science Alliance (MMSA)

If you work with youth in an out-of-school setting, this program will build your knowledge and skills so that you confidently facilitate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experiences for youth. ACRES is a nationally acclaimed coaching program. Find out more by visiting the ACRES website.

Academy for Small/Rural Library Directors

If you are a new director (less than 3 years) or an inexperienced director with no prior library training or experience, this intensive academy will give the skills and support to be successful and to make your library thrive and not just survive. For more information and to apply, visit the academy page. The application period is open now until October 4th, 2019. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Maine's Digital Library (aka MARVEL!) Training

Find Training for many of the Digital Maine Library's new databases at the Maine State Niche Academy.

You'll find tutorials on:

Academic OneFile Gale Virtual Reference
Ancestry - Library Edition Hobbies and Crafts

Chilton Auto Repair

Learning Express Library
CloudLibrary National Geographic Kids
Gale Document Tools Novelist Plus
Gale Legal Forms Pronunciator
Gale Search Tools ValueLine

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Unlimited Free Online Courses and Webinars from WebJunction

Access to library-related course content is now open nationally. All you need is a free user account through in order to record enrollments, completions and receive completion certificates. Many of the management courses offered through WebJunction, and required for voluntary certification, are provided by the vendor Skillsoft. You need an account with Skillsoft to access these courses. Instructions for setting up a Skillsoft account are on the certification page.

Other Learning Opportunities