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.

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Upcoming Workshops

July 2020:

NNLM NER staff member Catherine Martin will discuss the All of Us Research Program, some of the more often used NIH web pages such as MedlinePlus and the National Institute on Aging, and information on COVID-19.

Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to receive health literacy books and other resources for their library collections as part of a VTLIB NNLM grant.
1.5 CEUs, Elective category

+1 802-828-7228   United States, Montpelier (Toll)
Conference ID: 789 463 595#

Multiple "lightening talk" reflections from 2020 ALA Virtual Conference attendees. Presenters are librarians from public, school, and academic libraries throughout Vermont who attended the conference with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Vermont Department of Libraries.

1.5 CEUs, Elective category

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+1 802-828-7228   United States, Montpelier (Toll)
Conference ID: 870 843 818#

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Join UVM Extension's Gary Deziel and VTLIB's Janette Shaffer to discuss HR questions related to the pandemic. Have your hours decreased? Are you and your trustees in agreement about what library services to offer right now and how that affects staff? Are you unsure what your rights are if you may be at high risk for contracting COVID-19? This and more will be covered during this hour.

1 CEU, Elective category

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Conference ID: 926 257 678#

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In the U.S. overall, people visit public libraries more often than they visit health care professionals. With this in mind, Dr. Flaherty will discuss how library staff can support authoritative health information provision for their patrons. She will also address and provide examples of opportunities for rural libraries to become involved in health promotion in their communities. 
 
Dr. Flaherty is author of "Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library" and professor at the School of Information & Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
1.5 CEUs, Elective category

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Conference ID: 577 581 27#

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An overview of Larson's approach to mindfulness and a chance for participants to experiment with it in a guided way. A good chance to see if this is for you! And a much-deserved self-care tool after the work you have all been doing for the last months.

1 CEU, Elective category

+1 802-828-7228   United States, Montpelier (Toll)
Conference ID: 611 005 714#

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August 2020:

Libraries across Vermont (and the US) find themselves at a distinct crossroads when it comes to the nuances of cannabis legalization. This interactive webinar will help answer questions about the role your library can play in this new frontier of service. Are there any local resources that inform consumers about strains for consumption? What programs are being offered? What materials do you have on entrepreneurship, growing, cultivating, or cooking with cannabis and how did you choose them? Does your library house current information on the legalization status?

Jennifer Hendzlik is the manager for acquisitions and collection development for the Indianapolis Public Library. An experienced educator, trainer and book peddler, she has advised librarians around the country about the new role they can play in the evolving landscape of cannabis literacy. Throughout her career, she has sought to advocate for areas of the library collections that were traditionally left behind to create a more inclusive and responsive collection. Specific areas of interest include intellectual freedom, diversity and readers’ advisory.

1.5 CEUs, Elective category

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Conference ID: 468 238 880#

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A more in-depth practice and Q&A after having some time to process the material shared in Part 1.

1 CEU, Elective category

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Conference ID: 744 239 029#

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Mary Beth Riednor, chair of ALA’s Interest Group for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, will be joined by Timothy Dickey of the Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Libraries in this presentation on helping libraries improve services to patrons with dementia, with topics such as dispelling myths, staff training, programming and collection development.

1.5 CEUs, Elective category

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Conference ID: 765 302 821#

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How to bring a version of what you've learned in Part 1 & Part 2 to your library patrons and community.

1 CEU, Elective category

+1 802-828-7228   United States, Montpelier (Toll)
Conference ID: 895 745 687#

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