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Library Skills Resources

  • For library employees who are new to library work.
  • For library employees who have not formally trained in library science.
  • For library employees seeking to upgrade skills or knowledge.

Book Repair

Conservation Book Repair: A Training Manual by Artemis BonaDea. Alaska State Library & Alaska Department of Education, 1995.

A Simple Book Repair Manual. Dartmouth College Preservation Services.


Basic Skills-Cataloging. (Utah State Library Division). An overview of basic cataloging and classification. Includes links to basic rules and practices and other cataloger’s tools.

Collection Development

Collection Development Training for Arizona Public Libraries. (Arizona Department of Library, Archives, and Public Records). A complete course in collection development prepared for small, rural library audiences.

How to Hire a Great Director

Hiring a New Library Director (COSLA – Chief Officers of State Library Agencies) is a must-see for trustees, city hall, anyone who is considering hiring a new library director.

Library Interiors

Slides presented by Traci Lesneski of Meyer, Scherer, and Rockcastle Ltd. in the September 2011 course, “Interiors Workshop – Placemaking at Your Library.”

New Library Director Orientation

Orientation Manual for New Library Directors, 4th Edition (Utah State Library Division). This manual is meant to get the new library director started in their new job. It will help them know what to expect: what public library work is all about, what their role is, and how to do it in ways that meet the unique needs of their community.


STAR: Statewide Training for Accurate Reference. (Nebraska Library Commission). An online training manual for continuing staff development in the area of providing reference service.

Find and register for other library skills courses

For more information or assistance contact:

Jessica Whetman
Training Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6762 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
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