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

December 2021

Join Vermont school and public librarians who attended the Resilient Together: Building School and Public Library Partnerships virtual training presented by Library Journal & School Library Journal. Presenters will share insights, most meaningful takeaways, and plans to try new things inspired by the training.

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+1 802-828-7667,,311412226#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 311 412 226#

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January 2022

These will be informal gatherings to learn about the Certificate of Public Librarianship. All are welcome, especially those newly enrolled in the program. Others who may be interested are people considering enrolling, directors considering asking staff to enroll, and past or present participants with feedback, suggstions or questions about the program. There will be plenty of time for questions about where and how to earn credit, requirements, and creative ways to advance your library training! These will be two versions of the same thing, so no need to attend both.

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+1 802-828-7228,,621602977#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 621 602 977#

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In this six-week course you will learn the basics of providing reference services to patrons at a public library as well as information about and navigation of many information resources. Each week will include assigned readings and activities to be completed outside the scheduled meeting time.

There are six required synchronous online classes: 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23, 03/02, 03/09. 1:00pm-2:00pm

Classes will meet on MS Teams. Confirmed participants will be sent the link.

This course fulfills the Information Services core requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program.
25 CEUs

February 2022

Join VTLIB staff Karen Gravlin and Jennifer Johnson for a "Social Media Round-Up" webinar about recent changes in Facebook, best practices for accessibility on social media, and examples of social media policies for libraries.

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+1 802-828-7667,,268448709#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 268 448 709#

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April 2022

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the principles and best practices related to developing and managing a small public library collection that is responsive to community needs. Resources and tools to explore this area of librarianship more deeply will be shared with the expectation that librarians will continue to do continuing education throughout their careers.
There are five required synchronous online meetings as well as some individual and collaborative work in-between class meetings. 

Class times: 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28, 05/05. 1:00pm-2:30pm 

Classes will meet on MS Teams. Confirmed participants will be sent the link.

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