Continuing Education:

  • Free Library Related Webinars for January 2017

    Dozens of online sessions to help you gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to move your library forward and connect with your community.

  • View the Continuing Education Calendar

    Follow this link to find activities in Lansing and around the state to broaden your scope of knowledge. Classes are taught by LM staff as well as contractors and include webinars and in-person offerings.

  • Project Outcome is Coming to Michigan!

    The Library of Michigan is excited to announce that the Public Library Association's library initiative is coming to Michigan this Spring!  Four workshops covering the basics of Project Outcome and how to implement it at your library will be offfered at four locations through the state.  Registration is now open! Workshop dates and locations will be:

    April 17 – University Center, Mt. Pleasant

    April 27 – Redford Township District Library, Redford

    April 28 – Portage District Library, Portage

    May 4 – Peter White Public Library, Marquette

    For more information on PLA's Project Outcome, visit LM's Project Outcome page.

  • WebJunction Self-Paced Courses and Webinars

    WebJunction provides online training on a variety of library-related topics. Certificates of completion of provided with self-paced courses and webinar archives are available.

    This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Library of Michigan Webinar Archives

    We've archived webinars provided by Library of Michigan staff on a variety of topics. These are available to you 24/7 for your convenience. Check back often for updates.

Regularly Scheduled LM CE

  • New Director Workshop - September 14, 2017

    This is an annual one day event that provides a wide range of information for new public library directors. Attendance at these workshops is necessary for director certification as part of the qualification criteria for state aid to public libraries.

  • Advanced Director Workshop - September 15, 2017

    This is a one-day event that will provide in-depth information on specific topics for new and experienced directors. Attendance at the workshops is necessary for director certification as part of the qualification criteria for state aid to public libraries. Current standards for state aid for public libraries require Classes 4 - 6 directors to complete the Advanced Directors Workshop within 2 years of initial appointment.

  • Beginning Workshop title text Beginning Workshop - May 17-19, 2017

    An annual 3-day event held each spring for library staff without a Master's degree in Library Science. Beginning Workshop is a requirement to obtain Level 3 or Level 4 Library of Michigan certification.

  • Rural Libraries Conference title text 2016 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Libraries Conference

    The Library of Michigan Foundation generously supports the Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Libraries Conference through administration of Loleta Fyan funds.

Library Continuing Education Program

  • Library Continuing Education Program

    The Library of Michigan strives to support libraries’ efforts to provide quality service and programming to their communities. A major element of excellent service is empowering library staff to learn and implement new skills and best practices. The Library Continuing Education program helps by providing financial support for library staff continuing education.

Online Education (National)