Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

The report which was released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) last month underscores the importance of life-long learning. For an opportunity to start or continue your road to continuous learning, consider taking one of these courses.

The first course entitled Current Issues, scheduled May 14 – June 21, 2018 is designed to help you identify major current issues in public library management. In this course, you will learn how to identify how general political, economic or social trends relate to your own library. You will develop the skills to analyze an issue in depth, incorporating information gleaned from all relevant sources, and document how the issue could impact strategic planning, services, policies, resource allocation, or collection management. The course will also help you to develop and defend recommendations for how an issue might be addressed and resolved in a manner that is congruent with your library and community.

The second course, Planning and Management of Buildings, scheduled May 14 – June 21, 2018 is designed to help you develop the skills necessary for facilities planning and management. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify building maintenance and operation procedures required for effective budgeting and selection of maintenance programs and staff; describe short- and long-range capital improvement and facility development plans; identify safety issues; as well as a variety of additional functions.

Although these courses are part of the Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, they may be taken individually by anyone. To register or get more information on these and other upcoming courses, visit page of CPLA courses page or contact Kimberly Redd.