Continuing Education:

  • Continuing Education September Listing of Free Webinars for Library Staff PDF icon

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

  • Continuing Education Stipends Available for Library Staff

    The Library of Michigan is launching a new program to support libraries' efforts to provide quality services and programming in their communities. Library staff are eligible to apply for continuing education stipends from $200 to $1,500 to attend training and professional development to support services and best practices throughout Michigan libraries. Learn more about the program and apply for the first wave of stipends to be announced in October.

  • 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.
  • Library of Michigan Webinar Archives We've archived webinars provided by Library of Michigan staff on topics such as summer reading, preservation, technology and the Plinkit program. These are available to you 24/7 for your convenience. Check back often for updates.

Regularly Scheduled LM CE

  • New Director Workshop - September 17, 2015 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 18, 2015 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.
  • Mahoney Workshop - Public, School and Academic Libraries and Student Achievement - Nov. 11, 2015

    Public, academic and school libraries are all vital to quality services for student achievement in your community. Come join us at the Collaboration and Student Achievement: How School, Public and Academic Libraries Are Working Together workshop to learn more about the range of possible collaborations between libraries, both here in Michigan and across the country. The Library of Michigan and our partners are doing a one day workshop on Nov. 11th in Bay City as the preconference to the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) annual conference. Cost $45.

  • 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.

  • Beginning Workshop title text Beginning Workshop - May 12-14, 2015 An annual 3-day event held each spring for library staff without a Master's degree in Library Science.

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)

Statewide Education

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Continuing Education Units

  • What is a CEU - Continuing Education Unit? The Continuing Education Unit (CEU), is a standard unit of measure for quantifying continuing adult education and training activities. The CEU is in the public domain and may be offered by any organization. One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction. State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) are credits given for Michigan Department of Education approved inservices, workshops, or trainings. The Library of Michigan awards CEUs in 1 hour increments (.1 CEU) and SCECHs in 3 hour increments (3 SCECH). The Library of Michigan awards CEUs and SCECHs to sponsoring organizations for educational activities and may pre-approve CEUs for individuals involved in non-CEU granting educational activities.

  • Statewide Library CEU & SCECH Program Application Form & Procedures Rev. 12/2012 DOC iconApplication for library CEUs and/or SCECHs for organizations sponsoring educational activities for library staff.
  • Statewide Library CEU & SCECH Program Attendance Sheet Rev. 12/2012 DOC icon