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. Stay informed about upcoming classes using our Events Calendar.

Continuing Education Record

The form below may be used to document your continuing education activities. Please do not submit this form to the Vermont Department of Libraries unless requested to do so:

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Upcoming Workshops

November 2018:

  • 11/13 & 11/29: CLOVER Refresher Webinars (Two Dates)

Each webinar will be one hour long and first half hour will be walking users through the basics of logging in, searching for a title, placing a request, and updating the request through the entire process, as well lending processes such as marking a title as shipped and returned. Then the second half will be for any Clover related questions.

Tuesday, November 13th 10:00-11:00 am

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Toll number:      +1 (802) 552-8456,,96380057# (Dial-in Number)                

Conference ID: 96380057

Thursday, November 29th 1:00-2:00 pm

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Toll number:      +1 (802) 552-8456,,32429163# (Dial-in Number)

Conference ID: 32429163

December 2018:

This class is intended to introduce the basics of public library administration to those working or seeking to work as small & rural public library directors, mid-managers or supervisors. The emphasis will be on day-to-day operations, challenges, and opportunities to provide excellent service to your community. Topics will be presented in an overview fashion, with the expectation that directors will continue to do continuing education throughout their careers.

Topics will include:
• Brief history of libraries, VT laws and statutes
• Role of the director, library trustees, staff, Friends
• Policies and procedures
• Budget, grants and funding
• Intellectual Freedom & Confidentiality
• Library Services: Youth, Adult, Special Populations, Outreach
• Management
• Technology – digital platforms, handling IT maintenance
• Diversity @ the library
• Professional library organizations
• Safety at the library; disaster planning
• Strategic planning

  • 12/12 & 12/14 - Teen Services Roundtable & Breakout EDU - Two Locations - 12pm-2pm

Cass will be hosting two round table sessions in the north and south. These sessions are meant to be an informal get together where public and school librarians can meet each other and exchange ideas about how to best serve teens in their community. There will be a short Breakout EDU training and then kits will be distributed for everyone to keep. Everybody is welcome.

12/12 - Springfield Town Library - 12-2pm (snow date 12/18, 12-2pm)

12/14 - Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston - 12-2pm (snow date 12/17, 12-2pm)

January 2019:

An overview of collection development for public libraries, designed as an introductory exposure to collection development with more in-depth and specialized areas covered in future elective workshops. Topics covered will be collection development policies, sourcing and evaluating resources, weeding, and working within budgetary and space limitations. Focus will be primarily on print materials, with brief attention paid to electronic formats and other materials.

This course will fulfill the core Collection Development requirement for the Certificate of Public Librarianship program, but is open to all, with Elective credits earned for those who have already completed the core Collection Development course.

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