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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Instructions for Joining a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Upcoming Workshops

September 2021

Join librarians Bree Drapa (Westford), Catharine Hays (Bixby) and Sarah Snow (Williamstown), with Joy Worland, VTLIB staff, and Gary Deziel, UVM Extension staff, 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

This workshop will be held on MS Teams:

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

Phone Conference ID: 904 715 021#

Join representatives from Movie Licensing USA/Swank and VTLIB for a webinar about your 2021-2022 school movie license.

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Join representatives from Movie Licensing USA/Swank and VTLIB for a webinar about the free streaming service offered to K-12 schools in 2021-2022.

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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.)

Join VTLIB for a free, virtual conference celebrating the Red Clover Book Award! At 9:00am, 2021 Red Clover Book Award winner Andrea Tsurumi (Crab Cake) will give a keynote presentation, followed by a presentation by the Red Clover Book Award reading committee about the 2021-2022 nominees and books that almost made the list.

3 CEU, Elective category

Access information will be sent to registrants the day before the conference.

Join VTLIB Consultant for Special Populations and Director of the ABLE Library Karen Gravlin for an exploration of rural literacy: why it matters, what it looks like in Vermont, and how libraries can support literacy in their communities through services and partnering with other organizations working on this important issue.

1 CEU, Elective category

This workshop will be held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7228,,58869293#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 588 692 93#

November 2021

This will be an informal round table discussion to give small and rural library staff a chance to share triumphs and challenges, bounce ideas off of each other, and enhance the power of the cohort of librarians working in small Vermont libraries. Topics at the November meeting will include "look at all the skills you have!" and reflections on the October Association for Rural & Small Libraries annual conference.
Open to any who consider their libraries small and rural. 

This will be a held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7228,,68896130#   United States, Montpelier
Phone Conference ID: 688 961 30#