NJLA reached out to our follow librarians and consortium leaders to share resources they have collected. We believe it is extremely useful to try to collect all of these materials in one place.  This is not an extensive list and we will be updating it frequently.  Currently it is a list of information resources and professional development ideas.  If you have any added resources or suggestions, please send to Pat Tumulty, at [email protected]/   We need to share with each other. 

Please forgive the formatting.  Trying to get something out to you quickly.

State of New Jersey Resources

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Homepage 

Unemployment benefits


New Jersey State Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: Home


Information on business assistance and loan from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority


The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/ 

Library Consortia Resource Lists

BCCLS Resources


LMxAC Resources


PalsPlus Continuing Education Resources

WebJunction – www.webjunction.org

The self-proclaimed learning place for libraries, WebJunction, from OCLC, is a tremendous resource on just about every topic related to libraries.

Here is a link to their Topic Areas page, from which staff can select the specific roles or areas related to their responsibilities.



Our ILS vendor offers topic focused webinars on a regular basis and has an on-demand catalog of past offerings.

Library Professional Series


Library Marketing Series


Infopeople – www.infopeople.org

Another tremendous resource of library focused educational opportunities on a great variety of topics. 


Library Journal – www.libraryjournal.com

A leading journal on libraries news, trends etc.



Contains webinars on digital strategies and staff development to support the public on using the OverDrive collections.


Programming Librarian – www.programminglibrarian.org

As the name implies, the focus is on library programming. 


Harvard Business Review

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

Examples of  Resources from State Libraries

Florida State Library


Indiana State Library


State Library of Iowa


Texas State Library


Utah State Library


Public Library Created Resource Lists

Princeton Public Library

A great site which can serve as a model for other libraries. www.princetoncovid.org

South Brunswick Public Library - Library Professional Development

Webinar Sources

20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses http://www.mastersinlibraryscience.net/free-online-courses-for-librarians/

ABLE – Idaho Commission for Libraries – Includes Courses for Tech Services & Information Assistants https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/able/

American Association of School Librarians (need to create a free account) https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/store/31/index/126

American Library Association -Library Support Staff Education and Training http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/library-support-staff-education-and-training

American Library Association / Public Library Association On Demand WebinarsLook for those marked FREE - There is a side bar menu to look at offerings by broad subject http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/all-topics

Edweb.net – Free Online Learning for Educators https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (need to create a free account) https://nnlm.gov/classes/caringforthemind

Corporate Supplied Resources

Comcast  is offering a comprehensive COVID-19 Response which includes news, information and Educational Content on X1