Educational Resources and Library Organizations

Campus Resources  |  Fee-based Training  |  Library-Related Organizations  |  Other Resources


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Sponsored Tuition Extension Program - (

Office of Human Resources - Find out about learning and development opportunities available to Berkeley staff.

The Learning Center - A portal to workplace learning where UCB staff can enroll in campus-sponsored classes, take an e-course, read e-books, or create an individual learning plan. To access the learning center, go to Berkeley's portal, blu, and select the UCB Learning Center in the "Self Service" section - Free online videos to learn business, technology and creative skills. With over 5,500 courses taught by subject matter experts – on your desktop, laptop or phone.

CalPact - computer training for UCB staff to learn new skills, enhance productivity and increase career mobility on campus. For more information, visit our CalPact page (

E-Learn: a set of online learning options available to staff from work or home on a 24 hour basis accessible on Berkeley’s blu portal (

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Fee-based Training


AcademyX ( offers UC 40% off Adobe, Microsoft, programming, database, web design, web development, social media and web marketing classes. To get the UC rate, type "ucberk40" in the available box, then hit "recalculate" to see discounted price.

LearnComputer! ( offers UC 30% of retails for courses in Java, Android, Apache, Tomcat, Networking, Linux, SQL, MySQL and PHP, etc. To get the UC rate, type “UC” in the "Enter Discount Code" box on the registration page. Located in Redwood City contact Michael Dorf, 650-995-4374.

Learn iT! Logo( offers training in Desktop Applications, Technical Certifications and Professional Development. Discounts range from 5%-25% for details call 415-693-0250 or click on the Get Info link.

People On The Go Logo( offers UC employees a 30% discount. Identify the webinar title/date and indicating the webinar title/date and requesting the special discount link for UC employees. They offer Free Lunch & Learn Webinars.

Peralta Community College District (Alameda, Berkeley, Laney, Merritt) (

Piedmont Adult School (

Quickstart Intelligence ( - provides technical training for Microsoft technologies, VMware, Citrix and Cisco. Discounts available from 15-50%. Contact for details.

Sansa Technology LogoSansa Technology ( - Provides a 20-50% discount to UC Berkeley staff on Technical Training in Android Development, Agile & Scrum, Business Analysis, Cloud Computing, Data Warehousing, Dot Net, HTML 5, Flex, Java, J2EE, Oracle, Project Management, Quality Assurance. Email to register for a course.

UC Berkeley Extension ( - Faculty and staff receive a discount on Extension courses.

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Library-Related Organizations


American Library Association - The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 65,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information.

ALA Library Support Staff Resource Center - Here you'll find information for and about library support staff and paraprofessionals.

ALA Rare Books and Manuscripts Section - Rare Books and Manuscripts (RBMS) strives to represent and promote the interests of librarians who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections.

Association of Research Libraries - ARL is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the U.S. and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements.

California Library Association - CLA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services, librarianship, and the library community.

California State Archives: Western Archives Institute - The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of goals.

Infopeople Logo - The Infopeople model provides a breadth of training topics and a depth of training expertise greater than any single library or library agency, no matter how large, could provide. There are in-person and online classes as well as free webinars.

LAUC-B Logo- LAUC-B serves in an advisory capacity to the Chancellor and Library administration on professional and governance matters of concern to all librarians.

Library Conference Planner - The Library Conference Planner provides current listings of library conferences hosted in North America, internationally, and online. 

San Francisco Center for the Book - The San Francisco Center for the Book is devoted to teaching the many arts and crafts that go into making books by hand. We introduce and foster the joys of books and bookmaking—their history, artistry, continuing presence in our culture and their enduring importance as a medium of self-expression.

Society of American Archivists - Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA's mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,000 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.

SCA LogoSociety of California Archivists - The Society of California Archivists, formed in 1971, is a professional association devoted to the support and development of individuals and institutions that collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas.

SLA LogoSpecial Library Association - The Special Libraries Association is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. It promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

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Other Resources


Compass Point - CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.

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