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

April 2021

Join VTLIB staff and Vermont librarians for a discussion of Vermont Forward, the administration’s phased reopening plan. Bring your concerns and questions, share resources and strategies, and explore ideas as we move through the stages of this plan.

To help ensure that the time is used as effectively as possible, please submit questions and topics you'd like to discuss ahead of time via email to Joy Worland,

This meetup will be held on MS Teams.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 802-828-7667,,356482058# United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 356 482 058#

Perhaps your library has a disaster plan.  Maybe it is slightly outdated.  Or perhaps you took the beginner workshop and got really excited.  What next?  In this webinar we will delve deeper into disaster planning and discuss risk assessment, hazard mitigation, keeping plans up to date and front of mind, and how to develop a preparedness mindset.  VHRP Director Rachel Onuf will present and facilitate discussion.

Presented in collaboration with the Vermont Historical Records Program (VHRP) and the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN).

1 CEU, Elective category

This workshop will be held on MS Teams:

Join on your computer or mobile app

Or call in (audio only)
+1 802-828-7228,,696420817#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 696 420 817#

May 2021

Join the Department of Libraries and a representative from Beanstack, as we walk through the 2021 Summer Reading challenge that will be available to all Vermonters June 1 through August 31. We will discuss promotion and how ways to incorporate Beanstack into your summer programming. The session will be held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded. Please use the above to register with VTLIB. Then register for the Zoom meeting using the link below, after which you will receive a unique meeting link and call-in information.

Zoom Registration link:


1 CEU, Technology category

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.


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