CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting registrations for five specialized continuing education courses to be offered in September 2007 in partnership with local library systems. Each of these courses has been approved for the Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) program and registration is open to CPLA candidates as well as librarians looking for quality, specialized continuing education. Courses to be offered in September 2007 include:
- September 5-6 – Planning and Management of Buildings – Columbus, Ohio
- September 11-12 – Budget and Finance – Kansas City, Miss.
- September 19-20 – Current Issues – San Francisco
- September 25-26 – Current Issues – Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- September 26-27 – Marketing – Atlanta
The CPLA program is a voluntary post-MLS certification program for public librarians with three-years or more of supervisory experience. However, librarians who are not enrolled in the certification program are also eligible to take PLA/CPLA classes. This series of continuing education programs meets both the requirements for CPLA certification and the needs of librarians wanting to enhance their managerial skills.
For more information on becoming a certified public library administrator, visit the ALA-APA Web site, www.ala-apa.org. For more information on CPLA courses offered by PLA, including full course descriptions, instructor bios and registration information, visit PLA’s Web site at www.pla.org, or contact the PLA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA.
PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.