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**

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Upcoming Workshops

November 2019:

The annual report provides a broad statistical summary of a year in the life of a library, from visitation and programming, to finances and staffing, to circulation and holdings (both physical and digital). The report is submitted each year by every public library, and is used by our department as well as IMLS to help plan for the future. Whether you’re a new director, or have been submitting the report for years, join us as we provide an overview, and then walk through the entire report. We’ll discuss the small changes for this coming year and answer any questions you may have.

The session on Nov. 13 will be held online via Skype, while the Nov. 14 session will be in person. They will cover the same material, so there is no need to attend both. A recording of the online session will be made available online.
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Part of a trio of VTLIB workshops focusing on inclusion practices for special populations, this workshop considers the linguistic diversity of our populations, the importance of early language acquisition, the storyteller's role in the language acquistion process, books and resources for multilingual engagement as well as marketing and outreach models for promotion.

Presenter: Vin Livoti

2 CEU, Elective Category

Both Part I & Part II are required to fulfill the Collection Development requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship. *YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH PART SEPARATELY.*

Part II will be a Round Table discussion of collection development ideas and challenges. Topics will be informed by topics in Part I that need more in-depth coverage, and by participants’ suggestions.

25 CEU only if combined with Part I

Part of a trio of VTLIB workshops focusing on inclusion practices for special populations, this workshop will highlight techniques and materials for hosting an adaptive story hour or for integrating adaptive solutions to meet the ability needs of your populations. Books and stories that promote visibility, empathy and inclusion will be shared and evaluated.

Co-presented by Vin Livoti (VTLIB) and Tracy Roux, from the state's Adaptive Technology Project

2 CEU, Elective category

December 2019:

Join VTLIB grant recipients and others who attended the 2019 ARSL Conference to reflect on the experience and share ideas learned with those who couldn’t attend or attended different breakout sessions. Especially of interest are the successes/challenges of any new initiatives already tried because of something learned at the conference and how to sustain momentum from the conference.

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Part of a trio of VTLIB workshops focusing on inclusion practices for special populations, this will be a peer-led exploration of this emergent programming model. Learn more about what a DQ Story Hour entails, what the purpose of the program is, what books/resources are used in service of this purpose and how to consider marketing and community engagement for offering this program in your library.

Facilitated by Vin Livoti with guests Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare

2 CEU, Elective category

January 2020:

  • 1/16 (snow date 1/23): Genealogy Workshop with VHS, VSARA & other guests - VTLIB, Barre (10 am-4 pm) Details to follow.
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