Library of Michigan Webinar ArchivesWe'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.
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.
Librarian 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 Librarian Continuing Education program helps by providing financial support for library staff continuing education.
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.
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.