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Public Librarian Certification Program: Electives

Electives

Electives in the Public Librarian Certification Programs are optional and may be completed by students at any time. They are not required for certification at any level but are recommended.

Electives may also count toward Continuing Education (CE) hours as indicated (CEU = Continuing Education hours). Please see the Library Commission's website for more information on Continuing Education, and contact Heather Campbell-Shock with any questions.

All Elective Options

 

Course Title Subject Program Level CE Hours Provider
12 Things: New Directions for Collections Collection Development Basic - Elective 1 Montana State Library
Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries Management Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Assessing Library Facility Needs in the 21st Century Facilities Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1.5 WebJunction / PLA
Beyond Basic Searching with NoveList Plus Programming and Services Basic - Elective 1 Utah State Library
Beyond Food for Fines: Libraries, Food Banks, and Feeding America Programming and Services Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Building an Effective Learning Culture Management Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Changing Landscape of Library Privacy Fundamentals of Librarianship Basic - Elective 1 TechSoup
Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets Facilities Basic - Elective 1 Demco
Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Egad! Bedbugs in the library? Management Basic - Elective 1 Nebraska Library Commission
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future Management Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople / California State Library
Flexible Spaces, Flexible Futures Facilities Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Getting to Yes Management Basic - Elective 1 Utah State Library
Introduction to Cataloging for Non-Catalogers Organization of Materials Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction / LibraryU
iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library Management Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Librarian's Guide to Homelessness Programming and Services Basic - Electives 0.5 HomelessLibrary.com
Libraries that Lend Things Collection Development Basic - Electives 1 InfoPeople
Makerspaces in Libraries: Legal Considerations Fundamentals of Libraries Basic - Electives 1 InfoPeople
Managing Challenging Patrons: Security for the New Library Environment Management Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
New Year, New Tech Plan: Mission-Driven Technology Planning Technology Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction / TechSoup
Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do Management Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Planning for Digitization (DPLA Public Library Partnership Project, Module 1) Organization of Materials Intermediate - Elective 1 DPLA
Preservation Best Practices Series 1: Fundamentals and Facilities Collection Development Intermediate - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Preservation Best Practices Series 2: The Role of Environment in Collections Care: Temperature, RH, Lighting, and Pest Management Collection Development Intermediate - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Preservation Best Practices Series 3: Collections Care: Handling, Access, Storage, and Exhibition Collection Development Intermediate Elective 1 InfoPeople
Preservation Best Practices Series 4: Planning and Prioritizing: Tools for Success Collection Development Intermediate Elective 1 InfoPeople
Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries Programming and Services Basic - Elective 1 TechSoup
Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks and Strategies Fundamentals of Librarianship Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Reference Services: Tried, True, and New Programming and Services Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Rural Resources and Funding: The Rural Information Center Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction / ARSL
Selecting Content for a Digitization Project Organization of Materials Intermediate - Elective 1 DPLA
Service Excellence in Challenging Times Programming and Services Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction
Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 WebJunction / TechSoup
Speaking Finance:
Creating a Value-Oriented Marketing Plan for Your Library
Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 Colorado State Library
Storytelling for Community Relationships Marketing and Advocacy Basic - Elective 1 InfoPeople
Strategic Staff Development: Job Descriptions Management Basic - Elective 0.5 Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Strategic Staff Development: Self-Directed Achievement Management Basic - Elective 0.5 Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Unerstanding Copyright (DPLA Public Library Partnership Project, Module 3) Organization of Materials Intermediate - Elective 1 DPLA
Using Excel to Help Cut Budgets Management Basic - Elective 1 ALCTS
When a Patron Needs More than a Book Programming and Services Intermediate - Elective 1 Colorado State Library
         

 

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