ALA eLearning Resources

If you have one hour or more to learn something new, are beginning a new initiative and want to know current best practices, or want to be inspired by a thought leader in your area, ALA eLearning is your ideal resource.

ALA eLearning, the latest free digital supplement from American Libraries, can help you plan how to use ALA’s divisions’, offices’, round tables’ and other units’ wide range of essential online learning for all library and information workers in all types of libraries. You can access ALA eLearning now at for a convenient introduction to ALA’s extensive eLearning options.

The experts who develop and deliver the eLearning cover fundamentals, advances, trends, innovations, and hot topics across all library types and areas of work, in formats that include webinars, e-courses, online workshops, and podcasts, with options for synchronous and asynchronous events, on demand, one-time events or multiple-session courses, and free or fee-based sessions. CEUs are offered for participation in some eligible ALA online courses and programs and certificates of completion are available for some programs that do not offer CEUs.

A “constant innovator” excerpt by Megan Hodge from ALA Editions’ forthcoming Planning Our Future Libraries: Blueprints for 2025 edited by Kim Leeder and Eric Frierson is a special bonus in this supplement. “When library workers expand their horizons, so do libraries,” it begins, and goes on to focus on the many benefits of allowing staff time to learn and innovate.

Remember that you get discounts and priority registration on a wide range of eLearning if you’re an ALA member.