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

May 2022

  • 05/04-06/01 2022: Transforming Teen Services: a Train the Trainer Approach (T3) 05/04, 05/11, 05/18, 05/25 & 06/01 – 10am-11:30am REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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.

Participants will meet via Zoom for discussion and activities on Wednesdays 10-11:30 am on May 4,11, 18, 25 and June 1.  Registration limited to 30 participants (This includes participants form NH and Vermont). REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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

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

Join James Lockridge from Big Heavy World to learn more about the partnership between the Vermont Department of Libraries, Big Heavy World, and the Fletcher Free Library that has made 90 USB microphones available for libraries to circulate in their communities and via ILL. He will provide an overview of the product and how to use it, including how the mikes are plugged in and set as a computer’s audio input device, and where to download free audio editing software. The session will also include some suggestions of how libraries might use and promote this product to their patrons.

1 CEU, Library Technology category

This will be held on MS Teams. 

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+1 802-828-7228,,758281154#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 758 281 154#

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

The series includes four non-consecutive workshops. Participants can select to attend workshops based on personal relevance. Workshop topics will include disability awareness and etiquette, the power of language, meeting accommodation requests, and digital events.

The series also includes open office hours where participants can ask in-depth questions.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "Disability Awareness Overview" before May 19.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.

1 CEU

Many libraries chose not to use volunteers during the pandemic or used them differently. As library services and building use return to full capacity, and demographics of communities and the workforce also shift, now is a good time to look at how to re-engage with volunteers at your library. Are you reconnecting with veteran volunteers who might need a boost of training? Orienting new volunteers with different skill sets and expectations?

Join Gary Deziel and VTLIB staff to look at ways to make the most of this opportunity to reset and re-engage with one of the library's most crucial assets, the volunteer pool. Gary will review best management practices to help retain volunteers, including giving volunteers what they want, helping them know what’s expected of them and providing encouragement along the way. 

1 CEU, Elective category

This workshop will be held on MS Teams.

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+1 802-828-7228,,549598530#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 549 598 530#

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Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

The series includes four non-consecutive workshops. Participants can select to attend workshops based on personal relevance. Workshop topics will include disability awareness and etiquette, the power of language, meeting accommodation requests, and digital events.

The series also includes open office hours where participants can ask in-depth questions.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "The Power of Language & Disability Etiquette" before May 26.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.

1 CEU

June 2022

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

These office hours will provide an opportunity for participants to ask in-depth questions about accessibility issues.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "Open Office Hours" before June 2.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.

Participants in the ALA eCourse "Technology Competencies for Paraprofessionals" will share reflections and takeaways from the course.
1.5 CEUs, Technology category

This will be held on MS Teams:

Join on your computer or mobile app

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+1 802-828-7228,,585494321#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 585 494 321#

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

The series includes four non-consecutive workshops. Participants can select to attend workshops based on personal relevance. Workshop topics will include disability awareness and etiquette, the power of language, meeting accommodation requests, and digital events.

The series also includes open office hours where participants can ask in-depth questions.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "Accessibility Features & Meeting Accommodation Requests" before June 16.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.

1 CEU

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

The series includes four non-consecutive workshops. Participants can select to attend workshops based on personal relevance. Workshop topics will include disability awareness and etiquette, the power of language, meeting accommodation requests, and digital events.

The series also includes open office hours where participants can ask in-depth questions.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "Digital Programs & Events" before June 23.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.

1 CEU

July 2022

Join Inclusive Arts Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries for a series of workshops focused on improving library accessibility for disabled people entitled "Accessibility in Libraries: Key Elements for Inclusion of Disabled People."

These office hours will provide an opportunity for participants to ask in-depth questions about accessibility issues.

Confirmed registrants will receive the Zoom meeting link for "Open Office Hours" before July 7.

Accessibility: This series will feature verbal description and auto captioning. For other accommodation requests or for accommodations with the registration form, please contact Karen Gravlin at karen.gravlin@vermont.gov or 802-272-4912.