About the Education Institute

The Education Institute is a professional development & continuing education program for the library community developed by The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada. The program offers a wide variety of webinars and 3- to 6-week online courses for librarians and information professionals across sectors.

To browse what’s on & book an upcoming session, you can download the course catalogue.

For technical assistance or to suggest a session topic or host, please contact Education Institute.

Please note: Connection and follow up emails are frequently caught in junk/spam filters. If you register for a session, please add education@accessola.com to your address book to ensure that you receive these emails. 


The Education Institute (EI) offers a wide variety of webinars and online courses, hosted by experts across all sectors of the library & information profession. The typical fee is $45 for members and $55 for non-members, unless otherwise indicated. After each webinar, registrants will receive a recording of the session, which can be accessed for one year after the session date. 

Check out our Registration FAQ to learn more about the format, technical requirements, and more!

Learning as a team? We highly encourage participants to use these webinars as collective professional development opportunities! Register, project the webinar in your meeting room, and enjoy a group learning experience with your team. If you would like to showcase one of our webinars to various groups or individuals repeatedly as part of a training program, please contact Education Institute to inquire about institutional rates.


Occasionally, the Education Institute offers 3- to 6-week online courses for varying fees. If you are an instructor and would like to learn more about course development opportunities, visit our Information for Presenters page.

Call for Presenters

We are always looking for presenters with interesting topics to share with the Canadian library community. If you have an idea for a webinar or a course, please submit a proposal, visit our Information for Presenters page or get in touch.

Bright Young Minds

ATTENTION STUDENTS & NEW GRADUATES: Do you have an idea or topic that you’d like to share with the Canadian library & information community? Would you like to boost your CV and public speaking skills? 

We value student research and want your voice to be heard & showcased. As the next generation of library professionals, hosting a webinar with the Education Institute is a wonderful opportunity to share your research with people in the field and foster connections between academic schools and professionals. Student speakers will be a part of our “Bright Young Minds” webinar series. Each speaker will receive an honourarium, and webinars included in this series are free for all association members to join.

Submit your proposal using this form. You can also visit our Information for Presenters page, or get in touch directly – we’d love to hear from you!