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

March 2021:

  • 03/03: Auto-Graphics Training: Request Management Review 2 - 3:00-4:00

A look at additional functions, including modifying existing requests; ILL statuses and workflows; request search and browse options.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2830695297190976784

1 CEU, Elective category

This course will cover the basic skills needed to provide information services to library patrons. Librarians enrolled in this course will learn about the reference interview, how to evaluate information resources, how to navigate search engines, and then work to pull all of these new skills together to provide stellar reference services to their communities. While building these skills they will work together to create a list of reference sources to share and keep after the course ends.

A full syllabus with all required readings and details on all assignments will be provided a week before the course.

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

The course will meet for five 1-hour synchronous sessions from March 8-April 10, dates and times TBD.

Join VTLIB for an overview of the 2021 summer reading program, including:

  • 2021 Tails & Tales theme & general CSLP resources
  • Tips for an effective summer reading program
  • Community partnerships and partnerships with other libraries
  • Places to get additional funding
  • Summer programming grants
  • Beanstack

If you are new to summer reading programming or are looking to refresh your program, please join us for this session.

This is the first of two summer reading workshops for 2021. Attendance at both workshops is not required.

2 CEU, Elective category

This webinar will be held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7667,,191522649#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 191 522 649#

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Join VTLIB for a summer reading planning and brainstorming session. Hear from other libraries about potential summer reading programming, including:

  • Virtual programming
  • Grab & Go
  • Outdoor programming
  • Story walks
  • Teen programming
  • Reading groups

The general brainstorming session will be followed by an opportunity for libraries to break out into groups for further discussion based on library size and/or region.

This is the second of two summer reading workshops for 2021. Attendance at both workshops is not required.

2 CEU, Elective category

This webinar will be held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7667,,621273417#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 621 273 417#

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Vermont 211 has been connecting Vermonters to health and human resources for 16 years. Join Vermont 211 Outreach Specialist, Carmina Garciadealba, to learn exactly what 211 does 365 days a year.  This hour and a half session will provide a 211 101 to “help the helpers” – Librarians! This will be an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and become a 211 ambassador. 

1.5 CEUs, Elective category

This webinar will be held on MS Teams:

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+1 802-828-7228,,596033929#   United States, Montpelier

Phone Conference ID: 596 033 929#

  • 03/17: Auto-Graphics training: Understanding Search Resources - 1:00-2:00 ET

Comparison of OPAC searches and results plus loan policy options; will include a comparison of UX Admin settings for “Show Resource Details and Availability on List and Brief Views.”

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1679337298118915856

1 CEU, Elective category

April 2021

This course will cover the basic skills needed to provide information services to library patrons. Librarians enrolled in this course will learn about the reference interview, how to evaluate information resources, how to navigate search engines, and then work to pull all of these new skills together to provide stellar reference services to their communities. While building these skills they will work together to create a list of reference sources to share and keep after the course ends.

A full syllabus with all required readings and details on all assignments will be provided a week before the course.

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

The course will meet for five 1-hour synchronous sessions from March 8-April 10, dates and times TBD.

 

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