NPIRS conducts two days of training at the Spring meeting and at their annual Fall conference. For new NPIRS or NSPIRS members, a free 'New Member' webinar is offered to familiarize new members with the features and functionality of NPIRS or NSPIRS.

NPIRS staff also travels to conduct training on-site for corporations and state agencies. Corporations willing to host an ALSTAR or NPIRS meeting, are offered a day of free on-site NPIRS training for their staff. Throughout the year, NPIRS provides webinar training and instruction for its members.

NPIRS/NSPIRS New Member's Webinar and Webinar Series

NPIRS offers a free 1.5 hour webinar for New NPIRS Members. Additionally, a Webinar Series is offered throughout the year. The series is a multi-session webinar running over the course of a few weeks. For more information and to register, log into your NPIRS or NSPIRS account and select 'WEBINARS' under Resources.

Training References and Manuals
The following materials are under 'Resources' in NPIRS and NSPIRS subscription websites:
  • NPIRS Ready Reference - facts about using keywords for searching, understanding the dictionaries, database search/output/interaction options
  • NPIRS Training Manual - latest training manual with step by step illustration for conducting searches
  • NPIRS FAQ - answers to commonly asked questions
Past Webinar Participants

I am new to NPIRS and was still able to follow along and leave the webinar with the base knowledge needed to conduct searches!…"

The webinar series was extrememly valuable and allowed me to obtain the desired training without incurring travel and lodging costs.…"

Time well spent! The webinar series was great. Conni is a 'wiz' when it comes to searching! …"