Continuing Education and Certification

The Vermont Department of Libraries provides continuing education for librarians with a variety of workshops throughout the year as well on-demand training and information about free webinars offered by other organizations. Stay informed about upcoming classes using our Events Calendar

2018 Workshops

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Workshop - Waterbury Public Library
February 7, 2018 9:30-2:00

Get inspired for the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading program! You will be able to listen to a variety of short presentations, meet local partners, and brainstorm programming ideas with your fellow youth services librarians.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Workshop - Rockingham Free Public Library
February 13, 2018 9:30-2:00

Get inspired for the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading program! You will be able to listen to a variety of short presentations, meet local partners, and brainstorm programming ideas with your fellow youth services librarians.

Storytime Refresher Workshop - Manchester Community Library 
March 9, 2018 9:30-2:00

Need some ideas to liven up your storytime? Never done a storytime before? All are welcome to this workshop that covers the basics of Baby, Toddler, Preschool, and Family storytimes. Best practices will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time to share programming ideas.

Storytime Refresher Workshop - Stowe Free Library 
March 13, 2018 9:30-2:00

Need some ideas to liven up your storytime? Never done a storytime before? All are welcome to this workshop that covers the basics of Baby, Toddler, Preschool, and Family storytimes. Best practices will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time to share programming ideas.

Materials Review Workshop - Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin
March 23, 2018 9:30-2:00

This workshop is designed for those who are interested in helping Cass review books for her upcoming, biannual materials review sessions and her monthly emailed lists. Learn how to prepare a short review with hands-on practice and learn to determine which materials are useful in your collection. Cass will also discuss Everyday Diversity and how it can easily be applied to your collection. All are welcome regardless of interest in reviewing for Cass. Special guests Grace Greene and Leda Schubert will also be present to give their tips & tricks!

Afterschool Workshop - St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
April 3, 2018 9:30-2:00

Need some inspiration on what types of programs might work for your afterschool crowd? Have some issues “containing” the enthusiasm of your afterschool crowd? Come hear a panel of experts talk about ideas and strategies. There will be plenty of time to discuss ideas and issues you might have at your library.

Afterschool Workshop - Bennington Free Library
April 5, 2018 9:30-2:00

Need some inspiration on what types of programs might work for your afterschool crowd? Have some issues “containing” the enthusiasm of your afterschool crowd? Come hear a panel of experts talk about ideas and strategies. There will be plenty of time to discuss ideas and issues you might have at your library.

Vermont Online Library Database Training

Free Webinars for Continuing Education

Certificate of Public Librarianship