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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April 2020:

Orientation is required for all people enrolled in the Certificate of Public Librarianship (CPL) program. If you are enrolled in the CPL program and haven’t taken orientation, you need to attend one even if you have already begun taking classes. This webinar will be recorded for people unable to attend on April 9th.

1 CEU, Elective Category

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Join VTLIB staff and Vermont librarians for an hour of discussion, idea and information sharing, updates, and support.

This week we will be joined by Gary Deziel, UVM Extension Assistant Professor for Community Development, MBA, and library trustee. Gary will answer questions about how to handle budget issues while the library is closed.

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Balancing administrative responsibilities, managing staff and/or volunteers, and necessary daily tasks require unique time management and prioritizing in small libraries with small staffs and limited hours.

Join former library directors and VTLIB staff Lara Keenan and Joy Worland for tips and resources on how to make this paradigm be successful and even fun!

2 CEUs OR
Attending this webinar in addition to the 4 ALA Small Library Management Webinars, and VTLIB webinars 4/23 and 5/6 fulfills the Certificate of Public Librarianship Administration core requirement.

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Summer performer grant recipients* are welcome to join VTLIB staff for an update on the status of the 2020 summer performer grants. Recent changes to grant parameters (including the addition of a virtual performance option) and paperwork will be explained, and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.

*Libraries will find out whether or not they were approved for a grant by April 10.

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This webinar will focus on administrative structure and responsibilities in Vermont public libraries: working with trustees and select boards,laws that govern library work, and the challenges and opportunities of local control.                                                                                                                                               2 CEUs, Elective category OR

Attending this webinar in addition to the 4 ALA Small Library Management Webinars, and VTLIB webinars 4/15 and 5/6 fulfills the Certificate of Public Librarianship core requirement.

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Join us for a brief introduction to using Twitter to promote your library.

To prepare for this course, you will need to create a Twitter account if you do not have one already. Go to www.twitter.com/signup and follow the instructions to create an account, making sure to keep your username and password in a safe place. If you plan on using Twitter on a smartphone or tablet, make sure to also download the app from the App Store or Google Play store. Here are instructions to do so if needed: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/create-twitter-account

If you need still need assistance creating an account after going through the instructions, please email Jennifer Johnson (jennifer.johnson@vermont.gov)

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Join us for a brief introduction to using Instagram to promote your library.

Please note: Instagram is a mobile-first app, meaning that it is meant to be used on a mobile device. Posting to Instagram via a desktop computer includes multiple steps and third party apps/websites that will not be discussed during this webinar. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet that can run the Instagram app, you will not be able to follow along during this webinar.

To prepare for this course, you will need to create an Instagram account if you do not have one already. Download the Instagram app from the App Store or Google Play store and create an account. Here are instructions to do so if needed: https://help.instagram.com/155940534568753

If you need still need assistance creating an account after going through the instructions, please email Jennifer Johnson (jennifer.johnson@vermont.gov)

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May 2020:

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This webinar will focus on budget and finances in Vermont public libraries: financial responsibilities of the library director, building and tracking a budget, advocating for budget requests to Trustees and Select Boards, the difference between municipal and incorporated libraries, with a brief introduction to grants and fundraising. Presenter will be Gary Deziel, UVM Extension Assistant Professor for Community Development, MBA SHRM Certified Professional, and library trustee.

2 CEUs, Elective category OR
Attending this webinar in addition to the 4 ALA Small Library Management Webinars, and VTLIB webinars 4/15 and 4/23 fulfills the Certificate of Public Librarianship core requirement.

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