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.

Continuing Education Record

The form below may be used to document your continuing education activities. Please do not submit this form to the Vermont Department of Libraries unless requested to do so:

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Upcoming Workshops

**Browsable CE Calendar**

December 2018:

  • 12/12 & 12/14 - Teen Services Roundtable & Breakout EDU - Two Locations - 12pm-2pm

Cass will be hosting two round table sessions in the north and south. These sessions are meant to be an informal get together where public and school librarians can meet each other and exchange ideas about how to best serve teens in their community. There will be a short Breakout EDU training and then kits will be distributed for everyone to keep. Everybody is welcome.

12/12 - Springfield Town Library - 12-2pm (snow date 12/18, 12-2pm)

12/14 - Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston - 12-2pm (snow date 12/17, 12-2pm) *2 spaces now available!*

  • 12/12 & 12/13: 2-1-1 Database Training for Librarians - 1.5 CEU, Elective Category

This 1.5 hour “deep dive” into the Vermont 2-1-1 website is designed to train librarians to become more proficient at connecting library users with the social service and community resources in the 2-1-1 database. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the Taxonomy, the North American standard for indexing and accessing resources, and the 211 Database.
 
Learning concepts and objectives:
•    To describe the basic structure of the resource database.
•    To outline the basic types of resource database searches and some searching strategies.
•    To be able to draw upon additional information resources when required

12/12 - Bennington Free Library - 1:30pm-3:00pm

12/13 - Winooski Memorial Library - 10:00am-11:30am

January 2019:

  • 01/07, 01/10, 01/14, 01/30: 2-1-1 Database Training for Librarians - 1.5 CEU, Elective Category

This 1.5 hour “deep dive” into the Vermont 2-1-1 website is designed to train librarians to become more proficient at connecting library users with the social service and community resources in the 2-1-1 database. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the Taxonomy, the North American standard for indexing and accessing resources, and the 211 Database.
 
Learning concepts and objectives:
•    To describe the basic structure of the resource database.
•    To outline the basic types of resource database searches and some searching strategies.
•    To be able to draw upon additional information resources when required.

01/07- Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville - 10:00am-11:30am

01/10- Springfield Town Library - 1:00pm-2:30pm

01/14- Kimball Public Library, Randolph - 10:00am-11:30am

01/30 - Warren Public Library - 10:00am-11:30am

An overview of collection development for public libraries, designed as an introductory exposure to collection development with more in-depth and specialized areas covered in future elective workshops. Topics covered will be collection development policies, sourcing and evaluating resources, weeding, and working within budgetary and space limitations. Focus will be primarily on print materials, with brief attention paid to electronic formats and other materials.

This course will fulfill the core Collection Development requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program, but is open to all, with Elective credits earned for those who have already completed the core Collection Development course.

February 2019:

  • 02/12 & 02/19: Working Successfully with Volunteers - 3.5 CEU, Elective Category

Presentation and interactive discussion on working with these vital contributors to Vermont libraries. Topics will include volunteer recruitment, retention, training and supervision. Attendees will leave with resources on job descriptions, performance reviews, and policies.

02/12 - Rutland Free Library - 1:00pm-4:30pm

02/19 - St. Johnsbury Athenaeum - 9:00am-12:30pm

Join Lara Keenan from VTLIB, Ron Stankevich from Dominion Diagnostics, and Grace Keller from the Howard Center for a discussion of the impact of opioids in VT, the signs of opioid overdose, community resources for helping patrons and families, the safe administration of Narcan, and policy issues and considerations for library directors and trustees. Discussion will help attendees understand Substance Abuse Disorder as a medical condition, not a choice or a moral failing. Attendees will have a chance to share stories, ask questions, receive training on the use of Narcan, and get resources to help them and their trustees decide if they want to obtain, store, and administer Narcan (if needed) at their libraries.

March 2019:

  • 03/22 & 03/26: Opioids, Narcan, and Your Library - 2 CEU, Elective Category

Join Lara Keenan from VTLIB, Ron Stankevich from Dominion Diagnostics, and Grace Keller from the Howard Center for a discussion of the impact of opioids in VT, the signs of opioid overdose, community resources for helping patrons and families, the safe administration of Narcan, and policy issues and considerations for library directors and trustees. Discussion will help attendees understand Substance Abuse Disorder as a medical condition, not a choice or a moral failing. Attendees will have a chance to share stories, ask questions, receive training on the use of Narcan, and get resources to help them and their trustees decide if they want to obtain, store, and administer Narcan (if needed) at their libraries.

03/22 - Rutland Free Library - 10:00am-12:00pm

03/26 - Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, VT - 10:00am-12:00pm

April 2019:

Join Lara Keenan from VTLIB, Ron Stankevich from Dominion Diagnostics, and Grace Keller from the Howard Center for a discussion of the impact of opioids in VT, the signs of opioid overdose, community resources for helping patrons and families, the safe administration of Narcan, and policy issues and considerations for library directors and trustees. Discussion will help attendees understand Substance Abuse Disorder as a medical condition, not a choice or a moral failing. Attendees will have a chance to share stories, ask questions, receive training on the use of Narcan, and get resources to help them and their trustees decide if they want to obtain, store, and administer Narcan (if needed) at their libraries.

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