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Our free professional development tools connect you to the latest sources, technologies, and practices influencing scholarly research and publishing.

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Stay current on library trends and discover more about where the field is headed. Industry experts lead these sponsored, 60-minute, interactive presentations, which cover topic like digital publishing, research trends, and open access.

The Authority File podcast

Presenting a weekly conversation about the who, what, why, and how of research creation, publication, and discovery. Join your host Bill Mickey and a rotating cast of librarians, technologists, authors, and other academic library luminaries as they chat about the ways in which scholarly content is created, preserved, and distributed. Book talks, digital resource tours, the latest tech, and emerging trends in academic librarianship are all up for discussion in this award-winning podcast.

Patron Driven

Patron Driven features a multi-episode narrative format. Each podcast series will showcase, through interviews and story-telling, the breakthrough programs, hard-won advocacy, community connections–and the personalities behind them–that librarians are achieving all across academe.

TIE Podcast

The TIE Podcast explores equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. TIE editor in chief Alexia Hudson-Ward interviews thought leaders from across the profession, including academic librarians, administrators, faculty, and authors to explore a range of topics to address DEIA through a pedagogical, scholarly, curatorial, and workplace/professional lens. The TIE Podcast is part of the Toward Inclusive Excellence content vertical, which includes weekly blog posts and periodic webinars.

LibTech Tools

Hosted by Choice editor and publisher Rachel Hendrick and information services industry expert Gary Price, LibTech Tools highlights technology tools and teaches librarians how to use and make the most of them. Expect tutorials, reviews, interviews, and more!