Michelle C. is:

“a graduate of the Illinois State Library’s Synergy Leadership Initiative program, where we were taught such things as crisis management, leading through change, and how to create vision statements. I see CPLA as a natural step, continuing from these “soft skills” that could be used to round out my preparation to move up in the library world. The national recognition ... Read the rest

Graduate Susan Strunk tells what the program means to her

From Longshots #182: CPLA Certification Inspires Library Administrators:

“Sarah invites Palatine Public Library District Director Susan Strunk onto this episode of her podcast to share her experiences with the ALA-APA Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program. As one of the first graduates of the program, Susan shares what she learned from the program and how it helped her become ... Read the rest

Certified Public Library Administrator Program graduates three, Adds 11 candidates

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to three CPLA® candidates who are now officially Certified Public Library Administrators.  In addition, the committee approved 11 new candidates in its spring review. CPLA® now has 12 graduates and 122 candidates representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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Public library managers are invited to join the Certified Public Library Administrator Program

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) invites public library managers to apply for the Certified Public Library Administrator Program.  Candidates learn about budgeting, personnel, building management, grantwriting and more – the skills a manager needs in the 21st century.  The application deadline is March 20, 2009.  CPLA® has nine graduates and 115 candidates ... Read the rest

Certified Public Library Administrator Program Graduates Two Librarians, Adds Eight New Candidates, Seven Course Renewals

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to two CPLA® candidates.  In addition, the committee approved 8 new candidates and renewed seven program courses in its first Fall 2008 review. CPLA® now has nine graduates and 112 candidates representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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Certified Public Library Administrator Program Graduates Two Librarians, Adds Eight New Candidates, Seven Course Renewals

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to two CPLA® candidates.  In addition, the committee approved 8 new candidates and renewed seven program courses in its first Fall 2008 review. CPLA® now has nine graduates and 112 candidates representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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Certified Public Library Administrator Program Celebrates Four New Graduates, Eight New Candidates, Two Course Renewals

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to four CPLA candidates. In addition, the committee approved 8 new candidates and renewed two program courses in its Spring 2008 review. CPLA now has 99 candidates and seven graduates representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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Why become an ALA-APA CPLA Provider?

  • It is an opportunity to participate in a national certification program in a library specialty.
  • If you are already offering a course the meets the standard, approval provides you with an additional audience for your courses.
  • If you are already offering a course that meets the standard, you may receive approval for two previous years of offering the course, meaning
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Nine Certified Public Library Administrator Program candidates and one course approved

CHICAGO – At the 2008 Midwinter review, the Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) approved nine new candidates and one more program course, Planning and Management of Buildings, offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  CPLA now has 96 candidates and one graduate, representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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Nine Certified Public Library Administrator Program candidates and one course approved

CHICAGO – At the 2008 Midwinter review, the Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) approved nine new candidates and one more program course, Planning and Management of Buildings, offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  CPLA now has 96 candidates and one graduate, representing public libraries of all sizes across the nation.

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