Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Professional Development/Staff Training

​​Keeping up with technology can be a challenge. If you’re a member of the American Library Ass​ociation, the AL Direct newsletter is a weekly digest of library news, and includes features from book reviews to innovative library programs and emerging technology. On a more local level, the KY Library Digest occasionally includes articles about technology. To subscribe to the digest, send an email to Nikole Geiske ( Non-library resources for keeping up to date include the New York Times’ Bits blog, Wired, and Ars Technica.

Other possible resources for providing training include consultants and vendors. Basic tutorials for common software programs can frequently be found free online; for example, and both offer introductions to Microsoft Office software. New continuing education opportunities can also be found on the KDLA CE calendar​.​