Free Training for Academic and Public Libraries on Serving the Homeless
Department of Libraries has purchased a statewide license from Niche Academy to
provide online training to the state’s academic
and public libraries on serving homeless patrons. Public library participants
in the recent Healthy Minds OK workshops shared the need for such training and
total training time is approximately 4.7 hours, but the training is
presented in short video clips that make it easy to participate over time. Niche
Academy tracks your progress so you can simply pick up where you left off.
The training opportunity is available through the end of
Public library staff can earn 1.08 CEUs. ODL will be able to
track your progress in order to grant the CEUs should you request them.
Enroll in the Training
If you have an e-mail address unique to your library or
institution (such as @tulsalibrary.org or @ou.edu), go to the following link
and click “How to Enroll”:
If you have a generic e-mail address (a gmail or yahoo address, for example), e-mail Bill Young. He will have Niche Academy send you an invitation to join the training.
ODL CE Consultant Wendy Noerdlinger took the training and was impressed with the content: “Presenter Ryan Dowd’s ability to connect respect of humanity and the treatment of the homeless directly to library services and libraries is nothing short of inspiring.”