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

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.
Academy tracks your progress so you can simply pick up where you left off.

The training opportunity is available through the end of
May 2019.

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
(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.”

Library Development Resources

Upcoming Events

  1. Oklahoma Library Association | Legislative Committee

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Public Library Directors Council

    December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Space Summer Reading Workshop at ODL

    December 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Space Summer Reading Workshop in Marlow

    December 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Space Summer Reading Workshop in Okeene

    December 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm