The RRLC continuing education and training program provides extensive training for librarians and library staff at RRLC member libraries and library systems. The training program is open to people in all types of libraries. Most classes are offered free of charge and are held at RRLC’sTraining Center. The training includes a wide variety of topics, both hands-on applications training and “soft skills” like library management and financial planning. There are informal classes in our Monday evening “Pizza @ the Council” series. For those workshops that you are unable to attend, you can often download handouts (click on program handouts under the continuing education link on our homepage).
Visit the RRLC Events calendar or click on Continuing Education, “Workshop Listing” to link to a complete description of the program.
RRLC’s website features individual accounts for our members. This enables you to log in to an area of the website where you can register for classes and programs, look at a schedule of your upcoming classes, and see a complete list of classes you have taken. You will need a username and password to access this part of the website. RRLC Staff are happy to help and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 585-223-7570.
RRLC Program Attendance Policy.
RRLC is all about fostering collaboration. We value the
collaborative efforts that take place among our member libraries, and among our
library staff and their faculty and administrative colleagues. We are
interested in helping librarians build partnerships with the faculty and staff
in their institutions.
We frequently get questions from librarians, asking if they
can bring a faculty colleague along to a workshop that they know will be of
interest because the topic is something that they are working on together. We
are happy to say the answer is usually YES!
Space permitting, library staff are welcome to bring along a
non-library colleague when registering for a program. This should be a person
with whom you already have a collaborative relationship, or someone you’re
working with on a project. The non-library colleague attends as a guest of the
library staff member, and we ask that you let us know when registering if you
would like to bring a colleague. We will ask for the colleague’s name and email
address, so we can communicate with them about program logistics and also have
a name tag prepared for them.
There must be space available in the program, and library
staff will have priority. Guests will be notified two weeks in advance of the
program date about whether or not we have been able to accept their
Libraries Outside the RRLC Region: The ability to attend workshops and training programs at little or no cost is one of the many benefits of RRLC membership. RRLC will accept registrations from out-of-region libraries on a space-available basis. Non-members are asked to pay a modest fee. Payment may be made by check, purchase order or credit card and is due at the time of registration. Credit cards are accepted at RRLC's online payment center. Please call the RRLC office for details (585) 223-7570.
Registration Policy. Registrations may be submitted online, or via delivery, mail, fax, or email. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request. To register online, go to www.rrlc.org and click on “Register for Courses”. Selected registrants receive confirmation by email. Those without email will receive a phone call. If there is a fee for the class, you will be presented with a payment form as part of the registration process. You may use a credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) or elect to pay by check.