www.michigan.gov/libraryce

  • LM Continuing Education Opportunities

    Find upcoming training opportunities from LM for Michigan library staff and trustees, including live PCI Webinar content, viewable by date or month with links to registration.

  • United for Libraries

    United for Libraries is the American Library Association (ALA) division supporting library trustees, friends, foundations, and advocates. Members of the Michigan library community are provided with membership courtesy of the Library of Michigan. To create your own account, visit the site and follow the path for "Statewide Access-Find Your State" to use the member resources. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • WebJunction Self-Paced Courses and Webinars

    WebJunction provides online training on a variety of library-related topics. Certificates of completion of provided with self-paced courses and webinar archives are available.  This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Free Library Related Webinars

    A monthly listing of dozens of free, online sessions on a variety of libray-related topics that can support the increase of your knowledge, skills and abilities to help move your library forward and connect with your community.

  • Library of Michigan Webinar Archives

    We've archived webinars provided by Library of Michigan staff on a variety of topics. These are available to you 24/7 for your convenience. Check back often for updates.

Regularly Scheduled LM CE

Public Library Training Cohorts

  • Public Library Financial Management Cohort

    This public library training cohort is aimed at staff interested in improving their financial skills. LM is working with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to provide a 12-month public library financial management certificate program for a cohort of 30 Michigan public library staff members.

  • Next-Level Leadership for Small and Rural Libraries

    This public library training cohort is aimed at staff interested learning leadership skills. LM is working with the University of Michigan School of Information for a second round of leadership training. The second round is an 11-month cohort of library leaders from Classes I-IV public libraries in Michigan. We work together to build our networks, sharpen our management and leadership skills, and strengthen the roles of our institutions in our communities. Participation is currently closed, but you can view the previous cohort's conference materials at the cohort site. 

Library Continuing Education Program

  • Library Continuing Education Stipend Program

    The Library of Michigan strives to support libraries’ efforts to provide quality services and programming to their communities. A major element of excellent service is empowering library staff to learn and implement new skills and best practices. The Library Continuing Education Stipend program helps by providing financial support for library staff continuing education.

Online Education (National)

  • Colorado State Library - Library Creation and Learning Centers

    Tech Training materials for library staff and patrons.

  • eLearning Soft Skills

    14 eLearning modules on lifelong soft skills providing basic and foundational skills for the workplace to help workers succeed in the 21st century

  • Idaho Commission for Libraries - Able Program

    The Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program is designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library through general classes.

  • Idaho Commission for Libraries - Sable Program

    The Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE) Program is designed to help library staff members who have no formal education in library science to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate or work in a library through more specific classes.

  • InfoPeople Webinars & Online Courses

    Infopeople is part of the Califa Group, a nonprofit consortium of more than 230 libraries committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. Infopeople provides library staff quality continuing education opportunities that are tailored to library needs and developed by experienced library professionals. Training formats include 2-6 week asynchronous online courses, as well as free one-hour webinars. InfoPeople offers a limited number of scholoarships for their online courses to ARSL members. 

  • Public Library Director 101 Series

    Provides an introduction to the many and unique facets of public library directorship.  This series of four on-demand recordings provides a broad overview that both informs and inspires.

  • UW-Madison School of Library & Information Studies - Online Continuing Education Courses

    Each academic term, the UW-Madison SLIS is offering a selection of moderated online courses for a fee on library continuing education topics.