Beginning Workshop

Libraries that need staff to complete this event in order to meet staffing requirements for State Aid to Public Libraries for FY21 will be provided with a waiver. 

The Library of Michigan's Beginning Workshop is being transformed into an online, self-paced, learning pathway in our Niche Staff Skills Academy. Updates on when this content will be available will be posted here and on Michlib-L. Our goal continues to be providing this content to support library staff without an MLS exposure to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a Michigan public library. Anyone new to the profession or just hired at a library, no matter what their academic credentials, is welcome to take part in the course.

For those seeking an initial Level 3 or Level 4 library staff certification from the Library of Michigan completion of the Beginning Workshop course is obligatory. For more information on Library of Michigan's certification program visit the Library Staff Certification page. 

Details will be posted to Michlib-L about the course availability in 2022.

If you need to complete one or more of these to meet Library Staff Certification requirements, your certification application will be held until you are able to complete the content.

The Beginning Workshop is supported with funds from the Library of Michigan Foundation and is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.