25 February 2009
WEBJUNCTION OFFERS COURSES, SOME CAN BE FREE
Webjunction has a nice list of Library Management Competencies. They also provide links to related courses and dynamic resources that will help users build knowledge and skills and increase on-the-job effectiveness.
The courses are only about US$40 each, but they can be free if you go through one of the partner organizations. Partners include the state libraries of Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (memberships available for US$9 to $59—yes, nine dollars for students, retirees, friends, trustees, volunteers, and library staff making $14,999 or less per year).
Check out both the competencies (skewed heavily to public libraries) and the courses.