Continuing Education at Lewis & Clark Library System was an ongoing program since the System’s beginning in 1965. In the late 1980s, the CE program formalized into an official System service. With the funding crisis of 2010, the System’s Continuing Education service was eliminated. There are other resources for on-going continuing education, for example, WebJunction Illinois, ILA, ISLMA, among others.
To learn more about specific continuing education activities, visit LibraryLearning. The Illinois State Library (ISL) and the Illinois Regional Library Systems launched this statewide Events and Continuing Education Calendar on September 1, 2008. This calendar enhances the registration process for library members and provides better use of state library resources at both the state library and Library System level. The screencast below offers a quick guide to finding classes in L2:
Funding for this project was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
WebJunction Illinois Courses
We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but thanks to the generosity of the Illinois State Library, there is free continuing education for Illinois library staff who are registered users of WebJunction Illinois. You’ll find a wealth of courses under the IL Course Catalog section including:
- Dealing with Angry Patrons
- Directors ASK!
- Merchandising that Works
- Shelving with Dewey
- Accompanying the Young Reader
You’ll also notice that the majority are priced at $0 because the Illinois State Library has pre-paid all course fees for registered users. Review course enrollment guidelines.
School librarians can earn CPDU credits for the completion of WebJunction Courses.
The following links provide access to other professional development avenues.