ORE Online

Ohio Reference Excellence (ORE) Professional Development Training

The Ohio Library Council provides reference education training to improve the quality of reference services at public libraries throughout Ohio.

Ohio Reference Excellence (ORE) Online is comprised of six self-paced training modules that cover many aspects of the reference process. If you’re new to library reference, you can work through all of the modules in order or you can jump to the modules you need as a refresher.




Earn contact hours for ORE training modules.

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Ohio Reference Excellence