Congratulations to Nine New Certified Public Library Administrators

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates nine new graduates since January and the 139 librarian candidates who are progressing through the program.  There are 45 graduates thus far.  Most recent graduates are:

  • Christy Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library (N.Y.)
  • Dawn Bostwick, Nassau County Public Library (Fla.)
  • Charlotte Canelli, Morrill Memorial Library (Mass.)
  • Steve Decker, Cedar City Public Library (Utah)
  • Peg Hooper, Jefferson County Public Library (Colo.)
  • Virginia LaRocque, Loudoun County Public Library (Va.)
  • Janet Loveless, Nassau County Public Library (Fla.)
  • Kathryn Martin-Albright, Wasilla Public Library (Alaska)
  • Patrick Wall, University City Public Library (Mo.)

Learn why librarians participate in and what they get from the CPLA courses by registering for a 30-minute webinar about the Certified Public Library Administrator Program Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 2:00 – 2:30 pm CDT –  Webinars are held on the second Wednesday of each month.

There are three library systems with two graduates.  The Director, Roberta Thomas, and Youth Services Librarian, Pat Greedan, of the Grayslake Public Library District (Ill.) finished CPLA together.  Pat said, “There’s only one director, and the other managers need to have these skills also.”  Loveless and Bostwick of the Nassau County Public Library (Fla.) took classes together and offered one another support.  Debra Tour and Donna Bachowski are also Floridian CPLA graduates, from the Orange County Library System. A list of the graduates may be found on the CPLA website.  Several other systems have multiple candidates.

Please note that any librarian may register for CPLA short courses without being a CPLA candidate.  Courses cover budgeting, personnel management, building management, technology, grantwriting, politics and networking, serving diverse populations and other critical management topics.