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Staff Development: Online Training Resources for Staff

Information for Library staff in support of professional development

LinkedIn Learning


New to the University of Limerick, LinkedIn Learning will provide staff with a diverse range of courses essential to your professional and personal development. 

LinkedIn Learning: Online Courses for Creative, Technology, Business Skills




The world of work is changing. If you are wondering what skills you need to think about to become future-ready, the UL@Work podcast may have the answer.

University of Limerick Podcasts | Podcast on Spotify


Library Carpentry


Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to:

  • Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks;
  • Identify and use best practices in data structures;
  • Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another;
  • Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues;
  • Automate repetitive, error prone tasks.

Lesson materials are all available online, under a CC BY license, for self-directed study or for adaptation and re-use (as "Carpentries-based" training).

Library juice

The organisation accepts registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was cancelled before it started due to low enrolment.

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work at any time of the day. Assignments are typically on a weekly basis.

Details on these courses are at

National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

OER and OEP for Teaching and Learning

Welcome to ‘Using Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) for Teaching and Learning’. This National Forum open resource was developed in partnership with colleagues across the Irish higher education sector. We invite you to explore the materials and to share your comments and feedback.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris/Alma training website

tutorials, recorded training and other materials, or new videos

Ex Libris Knowledge Centre New Videos

A Look at Recessions and their Impact on Librarianship By Hilary Davis (January 2009)

Early Effects of the Economic Downturn on Academic Libraries in the UK By Ray Harper and Sheila Corrall (Corrected final draft, December 2010)


Trends in the library technology market – a UK perspective, written by Ken Chad, Director of Ken Chad Consulting,

Jisc and the OA Switchboard have established an agreement allowing UK universities who are Jisc members to use the service for free! Here’s a new blog post on the details, as well as more information on what the Switchboard is and how to sign up

The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook by Claire McGuinness. EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Post-Pandemic Plans for Remote Work

LERU (League of European Research Universities) has just issued a detailed Note on the role of Open Science in the ‘new normal’. There is also an interview, explaining the background and identifying 41 actions that any university can take to further Open Science policy and practice.

Six IDEO U online programmes on creative problem solving and play.  

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

#3. Top IT Issues, 2021: Emerging from the Pandemic

#4. Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

[video] Teaching during COVID-19: Why We're Fortunate

The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at

AdvanceHE November Update

December issue (14/2) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read online.

A blog/article, ‘Say Hello to the New Web of Science’

Aggregate and amplify - enhancing the value and use of theses and dissertations. Higher Education Library Technology [HELibTech] Briefing Paper No. 6, July 2020

Available at
RLUK launch: A manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries.