Continuing Education: www.michigan.gov/libraryce
- Free Library Related Webinars for March 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 offered 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 3 – 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.
- 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 - May 17-19, 2017: www.michigan.gov/beginningworkshop
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.
- 2016 Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Libraries Conference: www.michigan.gov/fyanconference
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
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.
- Public Library Director 101 Series
Provides an introduction to the many and unique facets of public library directorship. This series of four on-demand recordings provides a broad overview that both informs and inspires.
- eLearning Soft Skills 14 eLearning modules on lifelong soft skills providing basic and foundational skills for the workplace to help workers succeed in the 21st century
- Arizona State Library - Collection Development Training Collection Development Training (CDT) provides practical training in how to perform collection development activities in public libraries.
- Colorado State Library - Library Creation and Learning Centers Tech Training materials for library staff and patrons.
- DigitalLiteracy.Gov Online digital literacy materials for staff and patrons.
- Idaho Commission for Libraries - Able Program The Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program is designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library through general classes.
- Idaho Commission for Libraries - Sable Program The Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program is designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library through more specific classes.
- Indiana University School of Information and Library Science
Shaping Outcomes course from the Indiana University library school. It is an instructor moderated outcome-based evaluation course. The course is tuition based and runs every four to six weeks.
- UW-Madison School of Library & Information Studies - Online Continuing Education Courses
Each academic term, the UW-Madison SLIS is offering a selection of moderated online courses for a fee on library continuing education topics.
- Lakeland Library Cooperative
- Michigan Association for Media in Education
- Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Training
- Michigan Library Association
- Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
- Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative
- Mid-Michigan Library League
- Northland Library Cooperative
- Suburban Library Cooperative
- Superiorland Library Cooperative
- The Library Network
- White Pine Library Cooperative
- Woodlands Library Cooperative
- ALA Directory of Accredited LIS Master's Programs
- ALA Library Support Staff Resource Center
- American Library Association - Events and Conferences
- American Library Association Continuing Education Information
- Public Library Association Continuing Education Information
- Special Library Association Calendar of Events