Training on Serving the Homeless

Free Training for Academic and Public Libraries on Serving the Homeless

The Oklahoma 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 assistance.

The 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 June 18.

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 or, 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.”

Upcoming Events

  1. Closed Labor Day

    September 6
  2. ODL Board Meeting

    September 24 @ 10:00 am
  3. Archives and Records Commission Meeting

    October 21 @ 10:00 am
  4. Closed Veterans Day

    November 11
  5. Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 25 - November 26