Welcome to the updated Professional Development and Continuing Education website! The Professional Development and Continuing Education Committee designed this to be a vibrant learning resource, partnering with faculty librarians and staff alike in connecting everyone to opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and experiences.

As you explore the site, you will see a variety of training opportunities both within the University and outside. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this website, please contact either Darryl Voorhees at or Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic at

We invite you to visit the site often, and help us to shape the site to best serve you.

Professional Development and Continuing Education Committee
charge, members, roles, minutes, reports, & useful links

Page contents

New Employee Handbook

New Employee Handbook
The New Employee Handbook, created by the Training and Learning Committee, will introduce new RUL faculty and staff to the Libraries and the university and contains information on our communities and relocating; getting started as a new employee; understanding RUL lingo, structure, and locations; human resources policies and practices, including benefits and professional development; finances, including payroll, budget, and purchasing; and important contacts and resources.

Technology Training at Rutgers

RU Libraries - Zimbra Help
Extensive documentation is available via the above link. If you need additional help, please submit a ticket via RULHelp or email

Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research
The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research offers three types of workshops throughout the year for faculty, teaching assistants, and staff. Computer workshops include Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other similar topics. Faculty Teaching Support Workshops and TA Project: Teaching with Technology Workshops focus largely on teaching and classroom issues, but individual librarians may be interested in specific offerings [such as Web Design and Accessibility and Podcasting].

Office of Information Technology - Training
Affiliates of the University may attend computing training classes. Some classes will require an active Rutgers computer account. Select your campus via the above link for campus-specific education series.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers programs in Grant Processing and Budgeting Basics, Human Subject Research workshops and presentations, and Grant-Writing Strategies. Online resources include a Budget Template, Effort Calculator, Endorsement Form, and Subcontract/Modification Checklist.

Office of Instructional and Research Technology
OIRT offers training on Sakai and other instructional technology tools, on various aspects of computationally biology, and on technologies used to produce quality media and course content, including Camtasia, Adobe Connect, and Dragon Naturally Speaking.

IIS PC Working Group - Best Practices
Technology best practices for Rutgers Libraries.

Rutgers Integrated Administrative System [RIAS] - Learning Resources
RIAS offers a Business/Accounting Certificate Program through the University's Professional Development Program. It offers full-time University employees opportunities to earn a Business/Accounting Certificate or a Business/Accounting Supervisor Certificate. RIAS also offers hands-on RIAS computer-based classroom training, as well as online instruction for Human Capital Management [HCM] and Payroll, General Ledger, and Financial Reports.

Technology Training outside of Rutgers

LYRASIS offers their nationally recognized classes and instructors in programs online and on-demand. They also offer discounted training packages and customized in-person training to meet specific needs. Search their catalog of scheduled classes and events. helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. The libraries have limited-access licensure. Please contact Erica Parin for details:

INFO People
Fee-based online courses and webinars on a wide range of library-related topics. Recent sessions include Basic Cataloging and Classification, eReaders, Programming for Children and Tweens, and Using Technology for Time Management.

Learn the Net
Learn the Net offers training guides, videos, and quizzes for a range of elementary to complex internet tasks, including email, media, online publication, and e-business.

Khan Academy
Besides videos on Mathematics, Science & Economics, Humanities, and Test Prep, Khan Academy features entertaining tutorials on computer art and programming fundamentals.

Google Drive Help
Articles on installing, licensing, using, and troubleshooting Google Drive's cloud storage.

Professional Development at Rutgers

University Human Resources Learning and Development
UHR believes that employee learning and development at Rutgers is a shared responsibility between the employee and his/her supervisor. It also makes its resources available to students. The site provides links to a variety of training resources within the University. Within the site:

  • UHR Professional Development Program
  • Workshops Calendar
  • Offered Workshops:
    • Personal and Professional Development Workshops - Benefit Seminars, Business/Accounting Courses, Communication Enhancement, Employee Development and Management, General Programs, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Organization Management, Pay-for-Performance/Staff Compensation Program, Personal Career Development, Presentation and Training Skills, Responsible Conduct of Research, Service to Students and Clients, and Special Topics including Certificate and Special Programs; Professional Work Skills; Retreats, Rutgers Day, Supervisor Development for Non-Supervisors [Newark], and Self-Study workshops.
  • Additional Training Resources - Additional training resources, facilitation services, professional development resources, and custom training available on UHR's website.

Rutgers School of Communication & Information - Professional Development Studies
SC&I Professional Development Studies offers a variety of certificate, degree, and non-degree programs, including certificates in Health Communications and Public Relations, as well as the MLIS and MCIS degrees online.

Center for Management Development
Rutgers CMD offers open enrollment programs in Business, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, including the Mini-MBA. Instructors are Rutgers University faculty members and industry experts. Participants can earn a variety of credits and certifications, including academic graduate credit. Programs for both individuals and custom programs for organizations are available.

Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies
Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies [DoCS] offers three categories of skills development programs: Certificate Programs, Credit Programs and Non-Credit Programs Those working in the libraries may be most interested in some of the non-credit courses, including courses in Microsoft Office, Managing Multiple Priorities, Project Management, Problem Solving and Decision Making, and Effective Business Presentations. These courses are not free, and some of the general technical skills and soft skills opportunities offered through DoCS are also available to faculty and staff at no cost through existing internal organizations like University Human Resources, etc.

Leadership Skills Training at Rutgers

Rutgers Center for Continuing Professional Development
The Center offers continuing professional and technical training, both classroom and online, applicable across contexts and business sectors, in both profit and non-profit organizations. The programs are intended to assist middle management, upper management, and career changers. Selected subject areas: Administration and Business Skills; Project Management; and Strategic Human Resource Management.

Rutgers Recreation - Team Building/Leadership
Offers adventure-based training by Project Adventure™ certified staff

Professional Development outside of Rutgers

LibraryLinkNJ classes include webinars in Drupal, library technology, and training sessions for supervisors.

ALA Online Learning [membership required]
ALA offers a wide range of library-related online learning includes covering fundamentals, advances, trends, and hot topics. Their programs are offered via computer, using the internet, and using other software for coursework, video or audio files. The programs may occur once or at regular intervals, may be downloadable anytime, or require a reservation to participate.

ALA/NMRT Footnotes - Always Learning
The site lists a variety of learning options for building knowledge, understanding and experience. Choices include classroom and online classes [within ALA and using outside consultants], certificate programs, and post-Master's degree courses.

American Libraries Live
A free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat. American Libraries Live is a joint production of American Libraries and ALA Editions, units of the American Library Association. Online registration allows viewers to receive reminders of upcoming programs.

Library Juice Academy
Offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities.

New Jersey Library Association [NJLA] - Calendar
NJLA maintains a calendar of training events throughout the state, offered by the regional library cooperatives, the New Jersey State Library, and the American Library Association.

Metropolitan New York Library Council
METRO offers classes, seminars and online learning programs to help their members develop professional skills in the areas of technology, management, leadership, communications, and library operations. METRO programs are led by industry and academic professionals and help librarians, library support staff, and other information science professionals prepare for changing roles and broader professional opportunities. Click on Courses and Calendar to see list of current month's programs.

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative
HRLC offers guidance on library career development.

Library of Congress - General [YouTube]
Library of Congress webcasts cover a broad range of topics, including training in emerging technologies and bibliographical standards.

Center for Creative Leadership
CCL is an internationally recognized resource for understanding and expanding the leadership capabilities of individuals and organizations from across the public, private, nonprofit, government and education sectors. Their services include both open-enrollment and customized leadership training offered at their four campuses and affiliate locations and coaching and assessment programs for organizations and individuals.

Central Library Cooperative of Knowledge [CLCK]
CJRLC training includes Assertiveness Skills, Business Etiquette, Business Presentation, Career Management, and Conflict Management.

Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science offers continuing education workshops in a range of LIS disciplines: recent offerings include bookbinding, library management best practices, classroom instruction training, business research, and website design. Most workshops are scheduled asynchronously, allowing students to work according to their own schedule.

Health and Safety Training

Rutgers University Emergency Services [RUES]
Rutgers University Emergency Services offers training in CPR/First Aid, Defensive Driving, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Safety, Continuing Education Units [CEU], and Community Emergency Response Team [CERT].

Rutgers Environmental Health Services - Training
Rutgers Environmental Health Services offers training programs annually in Laboratory Safety Training/NJ Right-to-Know/HazComm/Chemical Hygiene/RCRA; Laboratory Safety Online Refresher; FMS/Housing New Employee NJ Right-to-Know Training; Radiation Safety; X-Ray Safety; Biological Safety, DOT/IATA Training, Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Personnel, Forklift Operator's Training, Manlifts/Aerial Lifts/Bucket Trucks, Laser Safety, Confined Space, Respiratory Protection, SPCC Training, and Stormwater Training.

Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities Calendar

Please see the calendar of upcoming opportunities for which the Libraries have registered.

State of Libraries 2015

Many of the presenters have allowed us to post their posters and handouts. Please see the showcase listing for descriptions of each poster presentation.

Last updated: May 28, 2013; October 16, 2014; October 30, 2014; February 18, 2015; July 24, 2015
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