Courses, Workshops and Tutorials

Training & WorkshopsAMIGOS Library Services

Amigos Library Services, Inc. provides on-request, regional and electronic learning opportunities. Training courses cover an array of topics important to today’s changing libraries, scheduled and delivered in a variety of ways. From OCLC to the Internet, reference and technical services to management and technology, we will assist you in determining your training needs, then identify or develop courses and delivery methods to meet them. AMIGOS is dedicated to serving libraries. A nonprofit organization, Amigos is today one of the nation’s largest library resource-sharing networks and a leader in providing information technology to libraries. The Amigos Membership consists of over 750 libraries and cultural institutions, located primarily in the southwestern United States, who utilize Amigos’ comprehensive line of services, including cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, digital imaging, consulting and training.

Preservation Workshop Series, Northeast Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is the largest nonprofit, regional conservation center in the United States, specializing in preservation of paper-based materials. Its services include paper, book, and photograph conservation treatment; preservation microfilming; digitization; photograph duplication; surveys and consultation; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences.

Digital Preservation Outreach & Education, Library of Congress (LOC)

“The DPOE mission is to foster national outreach and education about digital preservation by building a collaborative network of instructors and partners to provide training to individuals and organizations seeking to preserve their digital content. The DPOE team supports the growth of the DPOE National Trainer Network and builds relationships with organizations to make digital preservation training more widely available to working professionals. Now after three Train-the-Trainer events, DPOE TopicalTrainers have trained more than 1500 working professionals from a variety of institutions have received training in the fundamentals of digital preservation. See the sidebar to view recordings of their amazing work.”
LOC,, 25 February 2014

Summer Educational Institute (SEI)

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create a network of supportive colleagues.