Library Assistants Training Program is a certificate, non-credit program sponsored by NYLA in cooperation with public library systems around the state. It is open to individuals already working or newly hired in libraries, or people interested in working in libraries. To receive a certificate, the individual must complete the entire 18-hour program.
Registration through NYLA: http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=412&MenuKey=career
The course is offered three consecutive Wednesdays, and each class is six hours long. Lunch is included.
May 6 Introduction to libraries and library service, and Reference and Information services in libraries.
May 13 - Public Services. An introduction to public services in libraries. This section covers access policies and procedures, collection management, customer service, and public relations.
May 20 - Technical Services. An introduction to technical services in libraries. This section covers technical services policies and procedures, also technical components of general utility across the library.