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.

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Niche Academy links:
Certificate of Public Librarianship (access for current CPL registrants)
 

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Upcoming Workshops

 

August 2021

MHEC staff will conduct a webinar to provide awareness and guidance on contracts relating to expenditures using ARPA funds. They will highlight available contracts as well as provide answers to any questions. This webinar will be held on MS Teams.

1 CEU, Elective Category

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+1 802-828-7667,,813369986#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 813 369 986#

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Join a conversation with April Shaw, Librarian with Vermont Department of Libraries, and Stacey Knibloe, Training Consultant with Gale, to talk about what support you need for your Vermont Online Library resources. Are there training tools you could use? Do you need ideas for outreach to your community? We hope to gather actionable data so we can better serve your needs with these electronic resources. We want to hear from you!

 Intro to resources and enrollment procedures with Molly Waldstein, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Vermont Health Connect.

1 CEU, Elective category

This workshop will be held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7228,,582502040#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 582 502 040#

Intro and demo for Girls Who Code with Lisa Dion, Burlington GWC chapter leader.

1 CEU, Elective category
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+1 802-828-7228,,191342722#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 191 342 722#

 

September 2021

  • 09/02-09/30: Cataloging Core Course - required weekly online meetings: 9/2,9/9,9/14,9/23 & 9/30 - 1:30pm-3:30pm

In this class we will review basic cataloging practices, including copy cataloging and an overview of original cataloging. There will be a review of classification and we’ll take a peak through the door of the theory and philosophy behind cataloging. You will have the opportunity to get some hands on practice by cataloging some items yourself. This class should make you feel more comfortable with cataloging and make you feel more confident in your understanding of catalog records.

This course fulfills the core Cataloging requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program. There will be 5 required online synchronous sessions on MS Teams. Confirmed registrants will receive the link to access those before the first class.

25 CEUs (All five synchronous sessions must be attended to receive credit.)

  • 09/08-10/06: Transforming Teen Services: a Train the Trainer Approach (T3) September 09/08, 09/15, 09/22, 09/29 & 10/06 – 10am-11:30am

A five-week online course is now being offered to New Hampshire and Vermont library staff who work with teens. Modules include Educational Equity, Ages & Stages of Teen Development, Connected Learning and Computational Thinking.

T3 is a Nationwide initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, which aims to support and elevate teen services in libraries and other learning environments by integrating connected learning, computational thinking, and youth development to help build responsive services for and with teens.

The course work will begin September 1, 2021. Participants will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 11:30 am September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6.

THIS COURSE IS FULL - Registration limited to 30 participants (This includes participants form NH and Vermont).

Confirmed registrants will receive the access and meeting links before September 1st.

10 CEUs (All five synchronous sessions must be attended to receive credit.)

Join VTLIB staff Joy Worland and librarians Bree Drapa (Westford), Catharine Hays (Bixby) and Sarah Snow (Williamstown) for this panel discussion of how library leaders and trustees can work together to offer competitive, professional wages and benefits that help create a sustainable, strong workforce and improved library services to the community.

1.5 CEUs, Elective category

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+1 802-828-7228,,904715021#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 904 715 021#

 

October 2021

This course will introduce the basics of public library administration to those working or seeking to work as small & rural public library directors, mid-managers or supervisors. Both big picture and day-to-day operations will be presented in an overview fashion. Resources and tools to explore more deeply will be shared with the expectation that librarians will continue to do continuing education throughout their careers.

This course fulfills the core Administration requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program. There will be 5 required online synchronous sessions on MS Teams. Confirmed registrants will receive the link to access those before the first class.

25 CEUs (All five synchronous sessions must be attended to receive credit.)

 

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