The goal of the State Library Continuing Education program is to help library staff acquire, maintain and develop their skills in order to provide the best service possible to their customers and community.
Our Continuing Education program is integral to both the Public Library Director Certification and Public Library Staff Certification programs, which requires that certified librarians earn continuing education contact hours every three years.
The State Library uses the WebJunction Competency Index for the Library Field when designing continuing education opportunities. We adhere to a high standard of learning principles, so each of our classes have:
- stated learning objectives
- activities that are used to meet those objectives
- an evaluation process to make sure those objectives are met
- a knowledgeable instructor or consultant conducting the training