Professional Groups

Professional Groups

Earn Professional Certifications

Occupation Practice Tests
Learning Express Library offers practice tests for these certifications: firefighter, electrical, plumbing, commercial driver's license, civil service, law enforcement, military, and many more. You must have a library card to use these resources from home.
eBook Study Guides from Learning Express
This full suite of electronic test prep books will help you prepare for licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams in common fields. Academic test prep, citizenship exams, and general skill-building are included as well. Tests include GRE, GED, border patrol agent, nursing, military, air traffic control, plumber and many more. You must have a library card to use these resources from home.

Browse at the Library
Prefer to hold a print copy in your hand? The library carries test preparation books for most common licenses and professional certifications. Browse Dewey call numbers 350 - 390 in person.

Join a Professional Community

Blogs and online communities are a great way to stay up to date on hot topics and learn from peers in a fun, informal way. Two suggestions appear below, and there are many more out there to explore.

A resource for managers, or to learn how managers think. 

Yahoo Groups
Search in your field and see what support is available.

Weddle's Online Association List
This directory helps you find professional associations’ and societies’ websites. It lists several thousand associations from around the world by their primary professional/occupational focus and/or industry of interest and provides links to their websites.

Encyclopedia of Associations
A comprehensive list of national organizations described briefly, with names, addresses, websites, and telephone numbers. Search by type of industry or geographic location.