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Continuing Education and Certification

In accordance with 22 V.S.A. § 605 which states that the Department of Libraries will assist libraries in “realizing their potential,” the Department of Libraries (VTLIB) provides a variety of webinars and other continuing education events throughout the year.

Upcoming Continuing Education Events

VTLIB uses MS Teams for Continuing Education events.
Instructions for Joining a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Certificate of Public Librarianship

A key component of VTLIB Continuing Education is the Certificate of Public Librarianship program. This program is geared toward library directors who have not had previous formal library training. Enrollment is also open to other library staff, volunteers, trustees, and people living in Vermont who hope to join the library profession. There is no fee for this program.

Independent Learning and Recordings

VTLIB subscribes to Niche Academy. This learning platform houses recorded VTLIB trainings as well as a large amount of training from other providers. This content can be accessed free of charge by all members of the Vermont library community.

Niche Academy content is organized in separate academies determined by content and anticipated user groups:

VTLIB Trainings: recorded VTLIB webinars and other resources
Certificate of Public Librarianship: private academy open to people currently enrolled in the CPL
Vermont Library Staff: content from other providers on a range of topics relevant to library staff
Children & Youth Services:  content from other providers on a range of topics relevant to people working in youth services
Friends & Trustees: content from VTLIB and other providers on topics specific to Friends groups and library trustees
VTLIB also has a website page dedicated to resources for library trustees.

Free Webinars for Continuing Education from Other Providers

Certificate of Public Librarianship