Continuing Education Opportunities

To suggest additions, please email Jamie Matczak at

WVLS 2017 Fall Continuing Education Calendar2018 Continuing Education Schedule

Continuing Education Resources

Find WVLS webinar and workshop recordings, State/Web/National conferences, online learning resources, podcasts, and more!

Online Learning Resources

Webinars & Webinar Series

Self-Paced Courses


“Because podcasts aren’t restricted by traditional broadcast regulations, a huge variety of programming is available, both by established media outlets and by individuals and organizations of all type.” -Nicole Hennig, American Libraries Magazine Mar/Apr 2017

Browse Podcast Directories

  • is a free full-text search “and intelligence engine” for podcasts. Users can filter content by show, network, category, people, or topic and share clips on social media. The organization recently partnered with the Digital Public Library of America.
  • from NPR
  • iTunes Store has one of the largest directories of podcasts available but some podcasters don’t configure their shows for it.
    • Library of Congress
    • New York Public Library Podcast
      • The Librarian Is In: NYPL
    • Seattle Public Library
    • Smithsonian Libraries
  • Overcast: iOs Podcast Player
  • Pocket Casts: Android Podcast App
  • aims to create a community of shows by women, people of color, and queer-identified hosts.

New Public Library Director Boot Camp Materials

Statewide New Public Library Director Boot Camp Aug 16-18, 2017

To share essential information that every Wisconsin public library director needs to know, and to facilitate networking among new directors and their seasoned peers.

State, Web, and National Conferences


Web Conferences

United States

WVLS/NFLS Webinar Recordings & Past Year's CE Schedules

WVLS Workshop Recordings

WVLS Youth Services Workshop Square

WVLS Youth Services Workshop

Dec 8, 2016

Cyber Sneakers Internet Security Workshop

Managing Your Digital Footprint Without Falling Prey to Cyber Sneakers

Sep, 20, 2016

A workshop for Library Professionals who design programs for Tweens/Teens/Parents. Attendees will learn more about online sharing and privacy and digital citizenship and social media safety.

WVLS Digital Lites: Continuing Education

Webinar: Amplifying Community Engagement

Webinar: Amplifying Community Engagement

With SELF-e and other self-managed self-publishing programs, libraries have become a channel for ebook distribution and discovery while creating a positive and supportive environment for local writers and readers. 

read more
How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World

How Collection Weeding Makes a Better World

While collections constantly grow, shelf space doesn’t. Join us for a discussion on how Better World Books solves weeding issues and reduces operational costs all while giving new life to your old books, empowering worldwide literacy, and supporting the environment.

read more
Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

Join us as we hear from four public library thought-leaders as they speak to how their libraries address non-fiction collection challenges by embracing Gale eBooks on GVRL…like a boss.

read more

Wvls Logo

Wisconsin Valley Library Service

300 N 1st Street

Wausau, WI 54403