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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.

**Browsable CE Calendar**
Niche Academy links:
Certificate of Public Librarianship (access for current CPL registrants)
 

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Upcoming Workshops

February 2023

Supervisors’ lives are actual heaven when everything that can possibly go right, does. But we know that being a supervisor is not always (ever?) a bed of roses. Sooner or later, you will have an employee who is not meeting expectations, or worse, who is creating a significant negative force within your library’s walls. Join Gary Deziel, UVM Extension, in a discussion of steps to take to get employees back on the road to success. Topics will include best management practices for success, “The Same Day Summary” as an effective tool to avoid full-blown formal performance improvement plans (PIPs), and creating and operationalizing a PIP.
1 CEU, Elective category

This will be held on MS Teams:

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Meeting ID: 211 015 844 547
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+1 802-828-7228,,952726839#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 952 726 839#

Join VTLIB Cataloging Consultant Lauren Kelley for a deeper dive into MARC record fields.
1.5 CEUs, Elective category
This workshop will be held on MS Teams:

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Meeting ID: 288 520 509 910
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Join VTLIB Cataloging Consultant Lauren Kelley to learn about and discuss current events & best practices when it comes to Subject Headings in the library catalog.
1.5 CEUs, Elective category
This will be hled on MS Teams:

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Meeting ID: 288 520 509 910
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Has your library recently welcomed refugee families? Do you provide library services to New Americans in your community? Are you interested in engaging your patrons in learning more about refugee and immigrant experiences? VTLIB is hosting a round table for library staff to discuss what they are already working on in their communities and ideas for new programs or initiatives. This session will not be recorded.

1 CEU, Elective Category

This will be held on MS Teams:

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Meeting ID: 231 793 762 854
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Library of Things are growing at many libraries but with that comes the question, ‘how do I catalog this?’ Bring examples from your library and join VTLIB Cataloging Consultant Lauren Kelley and other VT lirbarians to discuss best practices on this topic.
1.5 CEUs, Elective category
This will be held on MS Teams:

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Meeting ID: 288 520 509 910
Passcode: vkMtdE

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Join VTLIB staff to learn more about this year's summer programming grants for public libraries! The application and reporting process will be discussed, along with ideas on how to spend grant funds. There will also be time to answer your questions. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

1 CEU, Elective category

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 266 274 762 484
Passcode: jxrtmr

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Or call in (audio only)

+1 802-828-7667,,931227621#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 931 227 621#

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March 2023

This five-week course will cover the basics of providing reference services to patrons at a public library as well as information about and navigation of many information resources.

There are 5 required synchronous online classes Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am. People enrolled in the class will receive the link to join the classes.

This class fulfills the Information Services core requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program.

25 CEUs

April 2023

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the principles and best practices related to developing and managing a small public library collection that is responsive to community needs. Topics covered will include how to evaluate and use review resources for a variety of formats and genres, weeding, intellectual freedom and how to approach challenges of library materials, collection budget, and collection presentation.

There are 5 required synchronous online classes Thursdays, 1:00-2:30pm. There is also some required work outside of class time. People enrolled in the class will receive the link to join the classes.

This class fulfills the Collection Development core requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program.
25 CEUs