Niche Academy

Staff at PLAN-member libraries have access to dozens of self-paced training opportunities on Niche Academy.

Offerings include:

  • 10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries
  • Academic OneFile
  • AncestryLibrary
  • AtoZdatabases
  • Beanstack
  • Code of Ethics for New Directors
  • Digital Public Library of America – Explore Online Materials
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides – Collaborate with Google’s Online Apps
  • Hoopla
  • Linda’s Nibbles of Knowledge with Linda Bruno
  • OverDrive | Libby
  • Power Mapping – Building Your Library’s Influence
  • RBdigital
  • Social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Universal Class
  • And more!


If you have a Niche Academy account, login to your account at

If you don’t have a Niche Academy account, you can create an account at Use your library email address to create an account yourself. For example, if you work for West Florida Public Libraries and your email ends in (such as, you’ll be able to create your own account.

If you need assistance, please send us an email.

Note: Due to our licensing agreement, this training is only available to PLAN members.