Skills for Modern Librarians

Libraries are about more than books. From galleries and Maker Spaces to Storytimes and STEAM learning, the modern library can have it all. And of course, the modern librarian (already a superhero!) has to be able to do it all, too.

The following courses on are ideal for librarians looking to boost their skills.

Information literacy 

Navigating the information age. Strategies for finding information and evaluating its usefulness and trustworthiness.

Teaching Future-Ready Students 

Libraries have long been institutions of literacy. Embrace digital literacy and tech skills in your programs with this introduction to teaching digital readiness and soft skills such as problem solving and storytelling. 

Cultivating Mental Agility 

How open are you to change? Become a better and faster problem solver with this short course on mental agility.

Project Management for Creative Projects 

From exhibitions to Maker Spaces, libraries are more vibrant than ever. Learn the basics of managing projects and programs including partnerships and goal setting.

Social Media Marketing with Facebook and Twitter 

Tweet up a storm and master Facebook to promote your library's services and events online. A meaningful way to offer great customer service!

(Nervous about connecting "live" online? Managing customer comments is worth a look, too!)

Management & Leadership 

Create happy and productive teams with solid management techniques such as coaching, goal-setting and evaluation.

Time Management Fundamentals  

Learn how to get the most down in the shortest time possible - yes please! Understanding prioritisation and overcoming distractions are the cornerstones to productivity.

Who or what is is "professional youtube" - an online learning resource with over 3000 courses. is free to access with your Yarra Plenty Regional Library membership.

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