Create an account 

  1. At the top of the screen, click “Create an Account.”
  2. Add your first name.*
  3. Add your last name.*
  4. Add your email address.* Your email address is your username. You must use an email address that is unique to you. Do not use email addresses that are currently shared, were shared in the past, or will be shared in the future. Examples of unacceptable email addresses / usernames are:,, or 
  5. Confirm your email address by typing it again.*
  6. Add a password.* Your password must be 8+ characters and contain at least one digit, lowercase letter, uppercase letter, and non-alphanumeric character.
  7. Confirm your password by typing it again.*
  8. Add the name of your library.*
  9. Choose your library size code from the drop down menu.* Library size codes correspond to population sizes, which appear in the parentheses next to the letter code.
  10. Add the street address of your library.*
  11. Add the library’s city.*
  12. Add the city’s zip code.*
  13. Add a work, home, cell, or other phone number. You may provide more than one.
  14. Choose which phone we should use to contact you.*
  15. Choose whether or not you are certified by the State Library of Iowa, either in the Public Library Staff or Public Library Director Certification programs.*
  16. Add any additional information you feel we should know about you.
  17. Click “Create Account.”
  18. *Indicates a required field

Register for a class 

  1. Click on green “Add to cart” button under class description.
  2. “Add to cart” button will change to “Checkout.” If you are ready to checkout, click the button again, or continue adding classes.  
  3. If you’ve added multiple classes to your cart, look to the upper right corner of the screen for a blue shopping cart icon. Icon will show the number of classes in your cart. Click on the icon to checkout.
  4. Review your Checkout Summary. Summary includes the name of the class and any related fees.
  5. To remove a class from your cart, click the “Remove” button next to the class.
  6. When you are ready to checkout, click the blue “Checkout” button.

Cancel Registration

  1. Click on "My Account."
  2. Click on "Cancel" button to the right of the class name for which you want to cancel your registration.
  3. Click on "Continue" button in the pop-up window.

My Account

  1. Click on “My Account” in the menu bar towards the top of the screen to view your classes, edit your account information, and change your password.
  2. A list of classes that you have registered for will appear on the page.  You may cancel classes by clicking on the “Cancel” button.
  3. Classes that you have attended in the past appear in the "Archive." View your archived events by using the filter menu above the event list.
  4. To edit your account information, click on “Profile” in the menu on the left side of the screen.  After making your changes, be sure to click on the “Update Profile” button at the bottom of the profile screen.
  5. To change your password, click on “Change Password” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Your new password must have at least 8 characters. It must be a combination of digits, lower case letters, upper case letters and non-alphanumeric characters, when choosing your new password. Don't use anything too obvious, like a pet or family member's name. Click on the “Change Password” button.

Self-Paced and On Demand

You can start and complete self-paced and on demand courses according to your own schedule. These courses are considered asynchronous, meaning you work on your own and for as long as you need to complete the course. Most of our self-paced, on demand courses include recordings of our past webinars, which are broken into shorter chunks so that you do not have to sit and watch a full recording in one sitting. After viewing the video clips there is a short quiz that tests your understanding. Once you've answered all of the quiz questions correctly, an attendance certificate will be unlocked. You can print and/or save the certificate for your records.

Register for self-paced and on-demand courses just as you would for a webinar or face-to-face event. After registering, go to "My Account" and look for the name of the self-paced course. Click on the "Launch" button to the right of the course title. Clicking on the launch button will take you to Moodle, where you will see the recordings, quiz, and certificate.

Important: You must always access your self-paced, on demand courses from the catalog. To return to your courses, log into the catalog and go to "My Account" in order to access your course using the "Launch" button.