Continuing Education Credit Information – by State

Continuing Education Credit Information – by State

 
Here is a list with contact information for continuing education programs in all states participating in D4L. The notes for each state indicate the results of an email exchange about continuing education requirements (if there aren’t any notes, we’re still collecting information and will post it soon).

For most states the program can count toward continuing education credit. The notes
indicate which states have a more formal process for this. In general, we are preparing
a package with all syllabi and information about the program, for state or local systems to evaluate how the program should count for local credit. A few states have a formal process to apply to become a continuing education provider – please contact us if you’re in one of those states and you would like us to pursue that process. Otherwise, you should be able to share that packet with your supervisor or a continuing education professional in your library system to get approval.

Please contact Arden Kirkland with any questions.

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Alabama (AL)

State Library Website:

http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.allanet.org/?page=9&hhSearchTerms=%22continuing+and+education%22

Contact:

Alabama Library Association
6030 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: 334-414-0113
Email: allibraryassoc@gmail.com

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Alaska (AK)

State Library Website:

http://library.alaska.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://library.alaska.gov/pdf/anc/cegrant_faqfy2016.pdf

Contact:

Julie Niederhauser
Continuing Education Coordinator
Alaska State Library in Juneau

Phone: 907-465-2916
Email: julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov

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Arizona (AR)

State Library Website:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/libdev/continuing-education
http://www.azlibrary.gov/libdev/continuing-education/library-practitioner-certification

Contact:

Dale Savage
Continuing Education Coordinator
Archives and Public Records, Library Development
Arizona State Library
1101 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AR 85007-2935

Phone: 602-926-3604
Email: dsavage@azlibrary.gov

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Arkansas (AZ)

State Library Website:

http://www.library.arkansas.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.library.arkansas.gov/references/libraryProfessional/Pages/LibraryProfessionalOrganizations.aspx

Contact:

Ruth Hyatt
Manager of Library Development
Arkansas State Library
900 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 100
Little Rock, AZ

Phone: —
Email: ruth@library.arkansas.gov

Notes:

There is not currently a requirement for CE credit for library workers in Arkansas,
although they are developing a certificate program for non-MLS Library Staff. After
completing that initial program, approval of course for renewal will be at the discretion
of your supervisor. Please contact your supervisor to see if the NY-issued certificate
of completion will suffice.

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California (CA)

State Library Website:

http://www.library.ca.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.library.ca.gov/grants/lsta/educ_prog.html

Contact:

Lena Pham
Library Programs Consultant
Library Development Services Bureau
California State Library

Phone: 916-651-0376
Email: Lena.Pham@library.ca.gov

Notes:

The California State Library does not offer library continuing education certification,
so the NY-issued certificate of completion should suffice for most local needs. Library
workers who do not have a library degree can take part in the Library Support Staff
Certification (LSSC) offered by the ALA-APA. Please let us know if you would be interested
in getting certification through LSSC, in which case we will look into the option
of becoming an approved provider of courses for that program.

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Colorado (CO)

State Library Website:

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/ce

Contact:

Christine Kreger
Professional Development Consultant
Library Development, Colorado State Library
Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-6946
Email: kreger_c@cde.state.co.us

Notes:

The state of Colorado does not have state-wide requirements for public library professional
development, but some districts may have their own requirements. The NY-issued certificate
of completion should suffice for most local needs. Please let us know if you are a
school library worker, in which case we will follow up with the State of Colorado
Professional Services and Educator Licensing Unit regarding their CE hour requirements.

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Connecticut (CT)

State Library Website:

http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/home

Continuing Education Information:

http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/professional
http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/c.php?g=192134&p=1267901

Contact:

Julie Styles
Professional Development Coordinator
Connecticut State Library
786 South Main Street
Middletown Library Service Center
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: 860-704-2206
Email: julie.styles@ct.gov

Notes:

The state of Connecticut does not issue or require CE credits for professional development,
so the NY-issued certificate of completion should suffice for most local needs.

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District of Columbia (DC)

State Library Website:

http://dclibrary.org/

Contact:

Marcia Maziarz
Grants Specialist
District of Columbia Public Library

Phone: 202-727-1787
Email: marcia.maziarz@dc.gov

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Delaware (DE)

State Library Website:

http://libraries.delaware.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://libraries.delaware.gov/educating/profdevelopment.shtml

Contact:

Katie McDonough
Administrative Librarian
Delaware Division of Libraries

Phone: 302-257-3012
Email: katie.mcdonough@lib.de.us

Notes:

Delaware does not currently offer continuing education credits for public library
staff, so the NY-issued certificate of completion should suffice for most local needs.

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Florida (FL)

State Library Website:

http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/

Continuing Education Information:

http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/services-for-libraries/continuing-education/

Contact:

T. Patrick Milas, Ph. D.
Continuing Education Coordinator
Bureau of Library Development, Division of Library and Information Services
Florida Department of State

Phone: —
Email: Patrick.Milas@dos.myflorida.com

Notes:

There is not a standard CE credit system for the state of Florida but different municipalities
may have their own systems in place. The NY-issued certificate of completion should
suffice for most local needs. Florida Continuing Education Coordinator T. Patrick
Milas has offered to vouch for this program with your local library director if necessary.
Please contact your library director to determine if this will suffice for your local
continuing education system – if not let us know so we can pursue approval directly
with your institution or municipality.

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Georgia (GA)

State Library Website:

http://www.georgialibraries.org/

Continuing Education Information:

http://glean.georgialibraries.org/#

Certification Information:

http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/320-5

Contact:

Julia Huprich
Director of Continuing Education
Georgia Public Library Service
1800 Century Place
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345-4304

Phone: 404-235-7124
Email: jhuprich@georgialibraries.org

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Hawaii (HI)

State Library Website:

http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net/client/default

Continuing Education Information:

http://hawaiilibraryassociation.weebly.com/
https://www.friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org/index.php/programs/grants/grantsforlibrarians

Contact:

Hawaiʻi Library Association
P.O. Box 4441
Honolulu, HI 96812-4441

Phone: —
Email: hawaii.library.association@gmail.com

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Iowa (IA)

State Library Website:

http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/continuing-ed

Contact:

Alysia Peich
Continuing Education Consultant
Iowa Library Services / State Library
1112 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0233

Phone: 515-281-6788
Email: alysia.peich@lib.state.ia.us

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Illinois (IL)

State Library Website:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/home.html

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/continuing_education.html

Contact:

Cyndy Colletti
Associate Director/Grants and Programs
Library Development Group
Illinois State Library

Phone: —
Email: ccolletti@ilsos.net

Notes:

There is not a standard CE credit system for public librarians in the state of Illinois,
so the NY-issued certificate of completion should suffice for most local needs. However,
Illinois school librarians are required to have professional development units (PDUs).
Please let us know if you are a school library worker, in which case we will pursue
becoming a subcontractor with the Illinois State Library to be able to provide PDUs.

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Indiana (IN)

State Library Website:

http://www.in.gov/library/

Continuing Education Information:

http://continuinged.isl.in.gov/
http://continuinged.isl.in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Application-for-LEU-Provider.pdf

Contact:

Emily Schaber
Certification Program Director

Phone: 317-234-6217
Email: emschaber@library.IN.gov

Notes:

The Indiana State Library supervises a system to provide Library Education Units (LEUs)
for Indiana library professionals, for certification and renewal. Please let us know
if you would like D4L to apply to have LEUs awarded for our modules for Indiana library
workers.

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Kansas (KS)

State Library Website:

http://kslib.info/

Continuing Education Information:

http://kslib.info/306/Continuing-Education

Contact:

Lianne Flax
Online Services and Programming Librarian
Kansas State Library
Capitol Building
Room 312-N
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: 785-296-8152
Email: lianne.flax@library.ks.gov

Notes:

The State Library of Kansas does not issue CE credits on a statewide level or have
any annual recertification requirements. However, some of the regional library systems
do continuing education credits for their local libraries. Pleae let us know if your
system does require CE credits for certification or renewal, in which case we can
contact the specific library system to seek approval for the NY-issued certificate
of completion.

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Kentucky (KY)

State Library Website:

http://kdla.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Continuing Education Information:

http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/staffdevelopment/Pages/continuingEducation.aspx

Certification Information:

http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/staffdevelopment/Documents/manual.pdf

Contact:

Charly Taylor
Continuing Education Consultant
Library Development Branch
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
P.O. Box 537
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

Phone: 502-564-1727
Email: KDLA.Certification@ky.gov

Notes:

The state of Kentucky does require continuing education for certification renewal,
but accepts any programs that can be shown to be job-related. We will submit documentation
of our program to the Kentucky certification program so that the number of approved
contact hours can be determined.

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Louisiana (LA)

State Library Website:

http://www.state.lib.la.us/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.state.lib.la.us/public-libraries/training

Contact:

Charlotte Pringle
Library Consultant
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-342-4931
Email: cpringle@slol.lib.la.us

Notes:

The state of Louisiana does not track CE credits for professional development, but
different parishes within the state have their own systems. Please contact your supervisor
to find out if the NY-issued certificate of completion will suffice within your local
system.

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Maine (ME)

State Library Website:

http://www.state.me.us/msl/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.state.me.us/msl/libs/ce/index.shtml

Certification Information:

http://www.state.me.us/msl/libs/ce/libcert.shtml

Contact:

Deborah Clark
Southern Maine Library District Consultant
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-871-1766
Fax: 2.078711703E9
Email: deborah.clark@maine.gov

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Massachusetts (MA)

State Library Website:

http://mblc.state.ma.us/|

Continuing Education Information:

http://mblc.state.ma.us/advisory/workshops/index.php
http://www.masslibsystem.org/continuing-education/

Contact:

Sarah Sogigian
Training and Advisory Services Director
Massachusetts Library System

Phone: 8666277228×311
Email: sarah@masslibsystem.org

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Maryland (MD)

State Library Website:

http://www.slrc.info/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.slrc.info/development/
http://www.maplaonline.org/documents/dlds/certguide.pdf

Contact:

Dennis Nangle
Chief, Public Libraries and State Networking Services Branch
Division of Library Development and Services
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595

Phone: 410-767-0443
Email: dnangle@msde.state.md.us

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Michigan (MI)

State Library Website:

http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-18668_63014—,00.html

Contact:

Shannon White
Director of Statewide Library Services
Continuing Education Office
Library of Michigan
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507

Phone: 517-373-1580
Fax: 517-373-5700
Email: whites29@michigan.gov

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Minnesota (MN)

State Library Website:

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/Lib/StateLibServ/index.html

Contact:

Jennifer Verbrugge
Library Partnership/Pgrm Coordinator
State Library Services
Minnesota Department of Education

Phone: 651-582-8356
Email: Jennifer.Verbrugge@state.mn.us

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Mississippi (MS)

State Library Website:

http://mlc.lib.ms.us/

Continuing Education Information:

http://mlc.lib.ms.us/ms-libraries/library-development/

Contact:

Lorietha Myers
Development Services
Mississippi Library Commission
3881 Eastwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39211

Phone: —
Email: lmyers@mlc.lib.ms.us

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Missouri (MO)

State Library Website:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/development/events.asp

Certification Information:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/certifications/

Contact:

Library Development
Missouri State Library
600 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 387
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: 800-325-0131
Fax: 573-751-3612
Email: mostlib@sos.mo.gov

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Montana (MT)

State Library Website:

http://home.msl.mt.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://msl.mt.gov/library_development/training/

Contact:

Jo Flick
Training and Development Specialist
Montana State Library

Phone: 406-431-1081
Email: jflick@mt.gov

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New Hampshire (NH)

State Library Website:

http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/index.html

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/education.html

Contact:

Ann Hoey
Youth and Adult Services Librarian II
Library Development Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-2865
Email: ann.hoey@dcr.nh.gov

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New Jersey (NJ)

State Library Website:

http://www.njstatelib.org/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.njstatelib.org/services_for_libraries/training-for-librarians/continuing-education-training/

Contact:

Michele Stricker
Deputy State Librarian
Life Long Learning
New Jersey State Library

Phone: —
Email: mstricker@njstatelib.org

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New Mexico (NM)

State Library Website:

http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/services-for-nm-libraries/continuing-education

Certification Information:

http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/certifiction-librarians

Contact:

Carmelita Aragon
State Data & Continuing Education Coordinator
Library Development Services Bureau
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Phone: 505-476-9740
Email: Carmelita.Aragon@state.nm.us

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Nevada (NV)

State Library Website:

http://nsla.nv.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://nsla.nv.gov/Development/ContinuingEducation/

Certification Information:

http://nsla.nv.gov/Development/Librarian_Certification/

Contact:

Robbie DeBuff
Library Consultant
Library Development
Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
100 North Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: 702-755-8065
Email: rdebuff@admin.nv.gov

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New York (NY)

State Library Website:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/libs/index.html#Training

Certification Information:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/cert/faq.htm

Contact:

Amy Heebner
Public Librarian Certification Program Manager
Division of Library Development
New York State Library

Phone: 518-474-4883
Email: Amy.Heebner@nysed.gov

Notes:

Participants who complete the program will earn a Certificate of Completion issued
by the Empire State Library Network. Their learning programs and those offered by
the nine member councils can be used for public library re-certification in New York
State. For other library types, please contact your supervisor to find out if they
will accept this program for your continuing education requirements.

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North Carolina (NC)

State Library Website:

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/staffdevelopment.html
http://statelibrary.ncdcr.libguides.com/trainstation

Certification Information:

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/education/certification.html

Contact:

Molly Westmoreland
Public Library Management Consultant
Library Development
State Library of North Carolina
4640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4600

Phone: 919-807-7419
Fax: 919-733-8748
Email: molly.westmoreland@ncdcr.gov

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Ohio (OH)

State Library Website:

https://library.ohio.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

https://library.ohio.gov/services-for-libraries/training-and-professional-development/

http://www.olc.org/certification.php?RedirectCheck=1

Contact:

Lori Hensley
Director of Education and Events
Ohio Library Council

Phone: —
Email: lhensley@olc.org

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Oklahoma (OK)

State Library Website:

http://www.odl.state.ok.us/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.odl.state.ok.us/servlibs/training/index.htm

Contact:

Sadie Bruce
Library Certification Specialist
Office of Library Development
Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Phone: 405-522\u20133322
Email: Sadie.Bruce@libraries.ok.gov

Notes:

Oklahoma does require certification and renewal for public library workers. After
completing the basic courses required for initial certification, any continuing education
that can be shown as job-related can count toward renewal. Our NY-issued certificate
of completion should suffice for most local needs.

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Oregon (OR)

State Library Website:

http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/pages/index.aspx

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx

Contact:

Susan Westin
Program Manager
Library Support and Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem , OR 97301-3950

Phone: 503-378-5435
Fax: 503-378-6439
Email: susan.b.westin@state.or.us

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Pennsylvania (PA)

State Library Website:

http://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.VmxUGWQrKiA

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/Libraries/Library-Programs-and-Services/Pages/Professional-Development.aspx#.VmxU0WQrKiB
http://www.statelibrary.pa.gov/Documents/For%20Libraries/Library%20Laws%20and%20Regulations/Governors%20Advisory%20Council/CE%20Guidelines%20for%20Public%20Library%20Staff.pdf

Contact:

Brian Dawson
Bureau Director
Bureau of Library Development
State Library of Pennsylvania

Phone: 717-214-4046
Email: bridawson@pa.gov

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Rhode Island (RI)

State Library Website:

http://www.olis.state.ri.us/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.olis.ri.gov/services/ce/index.php

Contact:

Donna DiMichele
Library Program Manager
LORI Network Services / LSTA Coordinator / OLIS CE
Office of Library and Information Services, RI Department of Administration
One Capitol Hill (4th Floor)
Providence, RI 02908-5803

Phone: 401-574-9303
Email: Donna.DiMichele@olis.ri.gov

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South Carolina (SC)

State Library Website:

http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://statelibrary.sc.libguides.com/continuing-education/ce

Certification Information:

http://statelibrary.sc.libguides.com/continuing-education/public-librarian-certification

Contact:

Kristi Sligh
Continuing Education Consultant
Library Development
South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate Street
PO Box 11469
Columbia, SC 29211

Phone: 803-734-8663
Email: ksligh@statelibrary.sc.gov

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Tennessee (TN)

State Library Website:

http://sos.tn.gov/tsla

Continuing Education Information:

http://tsla.libguides.com/home

Contact:

Heather Lambert
Continuing Education Coordinator
Planning and Development
Tennessee State Library & Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-253-6445
Email: heather.lambert@tn.gov

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Texas (TX)

State Library Website:

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/index.html

Contact:

Naomi DiTullio
Distance Learning Consultant
Library Development and Networking Division
Texas State Library and Archives

Phone: 512-936-2586
Fax: 512-936-2306
Email: naomi.ditullio@tsl.texas.gov

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Utah (UT)

State Library Website:

https://heritage.utah.gov/library

Continuing Education Information:

https://heritage.utah.gov/library/training

Contact:

Jessica Whetman
Training Coordinator
Utah State Library

Phone: 801-715-6762
Email: jwhetman@utah.gov

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Vermont (VT)

State Library Website:

http://libraries.vermont.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://libraries.vermont.gov/services/continuing_ed

Certification Information:

http://libraries.vermont.gov/services/continuing_ed/certificate

Contact:

Mara Siegel
Continuing Education Coordinator
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609

Phone: 802-828-2727
Email: mara.siegel@vermont.gov

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Virginia (VA)

State Library Website:

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/workshops.asp
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/certification.asp

Contact:

Cynthia Church
Continuing Education Consultant
Library and Networking Division
Library of Virginia

Phone: —
Email: Cindy.Church@lva.virginia.gov

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Washington (WA)

State Library Website:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/

Continuing Education Information:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/

Certification Information:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/certification.aspx

Contact:

Jeremy Stroud
Library Development
Washington State Library
PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA 98504-2460

Phone: 360-570-5583
Email: jeremy.stroud@sos.wa.gov

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Wisconsin (WI)

State Library Website:

http://dpi.wi.gov/dlt

Continuing Education Information:

http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_libce
http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_certvalida

Contact:

Terrie Howe
Public Library Development
Division for Libraries and Technology
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Phone: 608-266-2413
Email: teresa.howe@dpi.wi.gov

Notes:

Wisconsin only certifies public library directors, and continuing education is required
for renewal. Please contact us if you need us to provide syllabi and other documentation
that shows the elements required for a program to be approved.

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