Learning Opportunities

Online Education for Library Staff

One stop shopping

Georgia Public Library Service webpage that contains links to monthly training, GLEAN, Lynda.com and Jay Turner's blog. GPLS pays for GLE AN and Lynda.com for library staff to use.


Georgia Library Education Access Network, is a core component of Georgia Public Library Service’s continuing education and training program. It serves as a one-stop shop for library staff members to gain access to premium online resources to support their learning and development goals. The core platform of GLEAN is the cloud-based Skillport learning management system.


lynda.com 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.

CE Training

This list is updated monthly to show training opportunities available to library staff. The webinars are presented by different organizations around the country and are free. The events are on a broad range of subjects and there is something for everyone.

Free Online Learning Sites


To get started, decide what you want to learn. We're known pretty well for our technology and Microsoft Office tutorials, so if that's what you're interested in, you can click on those tiles from the home page and start on your way.

We also offer tutorials in math, career, reading, and Everyday Life. You can get to those from the home page too.


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Massive Open Online Courses

A massive open online course (MOOC; /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which began to emerge in 2012.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities.

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Our courses are curated with industry leaders to help grow your career, whether you’re interested in data science, web development, mobile development, software engineering, or cloud computing.