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Professional Development Resources for Librarians: Toolkits

ACRL Toolkits

ACRL Toolkits 

Titles include:

  • Diversity Standards Toolkit
  • Marketing @ Your Library
  • Advocacy Toolkit

Note: See additional ALA-affiliated toolkits on the American Library Association (ALA) page of this guide.


Formerly known as "Gail's Toolkit," the DigitalLearn website is now your “one-stop shop” for computer and technology training. Whether you help learners find and use online training, provide individual instruction, or need to teach a class, our growing collection of topics and tools are here to help you.

There are 30+ courses to choose from.  Courses include:

  • Internet Basics
  • Mobile Device Basics (iOS and Android)
  • 2010 Word: Editing Tools
  • eBay Basics

Supporting materials vary by course but typically contain:

  • Instructor's Guide/Design Document
  • Activity Sheet
  • Handouts
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Practice Files

See also:

  • New York Public Library's TechConnect for handouts to their tech courses in many languages.

Project Outcome

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

Project Outcome is managed by ALA's PLA with funding supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among many other organizations and includes:

  • Patron surveys.
  • Survey Portal to collect their outcomes.
  • Ready-made reports.
  • Visually interactive Data Dashboards for analyzing the data.
  • Resources for taking surveys to taking actions using the results.