Developed by staff of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, the free, online Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program provides basic library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science.

ABLE has been providing library basics for library staff world-wide since 1998. Over 5,000 ABLE Course Completion Certificates have been printed and distributed to individuals in 32 countries.

These courses are organized into 3 key topical areas, Collection Development, Technical Services, and Public Services. You may complete each course individually, and upon completing all three full sequences of the ABLE program, any learner may request a program completion certificate from the Idaho Commission for Libraries via this survey.

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