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
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Update on the Certified Public Library Administrator Program

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program has 41 graduates and more than 130 librarian candidates.  Learn why they participate in and what they get from the CPLA courses by joining them on a webinar about the Certified Public Library Administrator Program at 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 13.

This 30-minute introduction to CPLA will help managers determine ... Read the rest

ALA-APA Call For Certification, Publishing, and Fundraising Committee Volunteers

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) President-elect Molly Raphael has extended the deadline for the call for nominations to 2011-2012 ALA Allied Professional Association committees. Appointments take effect at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual Conference.

Ms. Raphael will fill slots on the following committees:  Certification Program, Certified Public Library Administrator Certification Review, Library Support Staff Certification Review, Promotion and ... Read the rest

Certified Public Library Administrator Program celebrates graduates’ success

For Immediate Release
Mon, 11/29/2010 – 09:57

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program congratulates those who have completed the program. 

The success of the 36 librarians who have completed the required seven managerial courses give credence to the competencies public library managers need to be effective. 

CPLA attracts librarians for many reasons, from those who want to be

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Certified Public Library Administrator Program graduates 4, 36 managers now hold CPLA® designation

CHICAGO – The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to four CPLA® candidates, making a total of 36 who are now officially Certified Public Library Administrators.  The newest graduates are from Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Oregon.  In addition, the committee approved three new candidates in its fall review. CPLA® now has 127 candidates ... Read the rest

CPLA Podcast

Certification for Public Library Administrators podcast (.mp3, 6.35 minutes)

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Gloria C-D is working with a committee that is:

“plugging the weaknesses in library school training, e.g. budgeting. I am also interested in what APA is doing, because I believe that public librarian training should be standardized in some way, and certification would no doubt do it.”... Read the rest

Deborah E. says:

“The program appeals to me personally and in my position as the Staff Development Coordinator for my library because I’m looking for a program that would provide training and certification for librarians interested in moving into administrative positions and wouldn’t require obtaining a second master’s degree. I have mentioned the proposed ALA-APA program to colleagues within the management team and ... Read the rest

Why is certification important for public librarians?

Suzann H knows that “running a public library nowadays is like being in business. Finances, budgets, legislation, technology and staffing were not covered or have changed dramatically since library school but are now a necessary part of my current position. I’m learning as I go, but often times feel over my head in these areas. The Certified Public Library Administrator ... Read the rest

Kara S. says:

“The CPLA program seems like the logical next step in achieving my career goals. I have received both academic and real world training, (MLS from an accredited library school and various managerial library positions), but would love to be better prepared for my next desired position as a library director. I am hoping this certification will not only better prepare ... Read the rest