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• Counting Opinions Library Statistics Software - various July dates -The webinar will introduce Michigan public libraries to the new Library Performance assessment software (LibPAS) which will be used by the Library of Michigan to collect the Public Library Annual Report/State Aid Application beginning in the fall of 2014. Register online.

• Quality Services Audit Checklist, QSAC- various dates -Learn about the purpose of QSAC, review the newly revised measures and discuss with your colleagues how QSAC can work in your library. during this online webinar. Register online.

• Finding Health and Wellness at the Library - September 17, 2014Do you need to know about authoritative and reliable consumer medical resources that are available on the Internet? How do you find and evaluate other consumer health-related websites? Get answers to these questions and hear about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region´s consumer health resources in this online webinar. Register online.

• New Director Workshop - Thursday, September 18, 2014 - This is a one day event that provides a wide range of information for the new and experienced director. Topics scheduled include public library class sizes, the function of co-operatives, state aid reporting, penal fines and statistics, the benefits of the Michigan eLibrary, a brief overview of library law, a review of E-rate and technology planning, an introduction to other statewide programs. Attendance at these workshops is necessary for director certification as part of the qualification criteria for state aid to public libraries. Register online.


• Advanced Director Workshop - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 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. Register online.




Introduction to Continuing Education

• 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 icon Application 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


Online Education (National)
Continuing Education

• Free Webinars for Library Staff Updated July 2014 PDF icon Listing of webinars of interest to the Michigan library community. These webinars are offered at no charge by various organizations across the country. The list is updated monthly. Check for the wide variety of MeL offerings!

• 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 - Tech Training for Libraries 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.

• LYRASIS - Classes & Events Non-profit library collaborative that provides online classes and workshops on a large range of topics. Fee based.

• Midwest Collaborative for Library Services - Online Training Center Offers various MeL database courses. Select classes with the location Online Workshop.

• Missouri State Library - Librarian411.Org Staff training to deal with patrons with mental health issues or developmental disabilities.

• Ohio Library Council - Marketing the Library Staff training program for public library marketing. Six self-paced modules with examples, exercises, quizzes and links.

• Ohio Library Council - ORE Ohio Reference Excellence Staff training program for public library reference services. Six self-paced modules with examples, exercises, quizzes and links.

• 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.


Statewide Education

• Lakeland Library Cooperative

• 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.

• 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


Related Links

• 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




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