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)

Jump to recordings of previous workshops

Instructions for Joining a Microsoft Teams Meeting

Upcoming Workshops

May 2021

Join VTLIB and Swank representatives to learn more about your 2021-2022 public library movie license!

Topics to be discussed include:
• What you can (and can’t) do with your site license
• Using the Swank website to search for films
• Outdoor performances
• Publicity and promotion ideas
• And more!

This webinar will be held on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 952 0320 4916

Passcode: VTLIB

  • 05/26: VLA Conference Presentation: Expanding Our Approach to EDISJ (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice) - 11:00-12:00

Presented by a panel of public librarians and VTLIB staff. Full details and registration link on the VLA Conference page


Power Flower exercise (great to do before the session if possible)

Glossary of Terms from ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 

Animated video about Asset Based Community Development

Sustainable Community Development Tedx video by Cormac Russell

Learning Conversations Exercise

Diversity Audit Checklist


June 2021

This course will cover the basics of Collection Development and Management necessary to create a dynamic library collection that is responsive to the unique needs of your community. Topics will include selection of new materials in a range of formats and for all ages, collection assessment and weeding, diversifying collections, and creating a Collection Development Policy.

 A full syllabus with details on all required assignments will be provided a week before the course.

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

The course will meet on MS Teams for four synchronous 90-minute sessions every Thursday in June from 10:00-11:30. Attendance at all four sessions is required.

Please join VTLIB for a presentation about the Vermont State Parks! Get ready for summer with a presentation by Kathryn Wrigley from Forest, Parks, and Recreation. She will provide an overview of summer opportunities for everyone at the Vermont State Parks and State Forests. This will include how to use the tools on the State Parks website to help you locate state parks and trails in your area. Trails and parks from all areas in the state will be featured, and Kathryn will walk you through how to locate those near you.

Vermont Department of Libraries also works with the State Parks to send out State Parks passes to local public libraries, and these will be available at public libraries again for summer 2021!

This will be held on MS Teams: 

Join on your computer or mobile app

Or call in (audio only)

+1 802-552-8456,,535842894#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 535 842 894#



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