Certification FAQs

Periodically, the board hosts an information session explaining the process of applying for Paralibrarian Certification. This two-hour class walks applicants through the guidelines page by page and answers any questions. In this class, a sample application is provided and explained.

You may download a sample application as well as other helpful documents.

For more involved questions, please contact any one of our Paralibrarian Certificate Mentors.

Common Questions

  1. Please, send your check with your application.
  2. “I’m not planning to pursue certification; can I still attend the classes?” Yes.
  3. NHLA Cancellation policy. If you paid online, there is a $5 cancellation fee. For the complete policy, please click here.

Review Schedule with Due Dates

Application due Review Committee meeting Board Approval
March 11, 2022 April 8, 2022 May
May 13, 2022 June 10, 2022 July
July 8, 2022 August 12, 2022 September
September 9, 2022 October 14, 2022 November

Previous Classes

Name of   Class Date(s)     Location Number of contact/credit hours Description Wildapricot link
Preparing   Your Paralibrarian Certification Application Friday, May 06, 2016     Hooksett Public Library No Points - Info Only Join Lee Ann Chase   (Paralibrarian Section Secretary and Certified Paralibrarian II) and Julie   Spokane (Paralibrarian Section Treasurer and Certified Paralibrarian II) for   a free information session Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Rye Public   Library starting at 10 am. We will go through Certification Guidelines and   Application and then answer your specific questions on what would qualify and   which form to fill out until everyone's questions have been answered. Feel   free to bring your specific paperwork and questions and we will address them   as a group. The more you go through the thought process, the easier it gets   to see where it goes. Lee Ann and Julie will both bring their completed   portfolios from their applications for you to see. Although this is a free   information session, please register by completing the following form. We   want to make sure there are sufficient handouts for all attendees. no wildapricot
Children’s   Readers’ Advisory Monday, May 23, 2016     Kingston Community Library 3 Presented by Michel Sullivan,   author of "The Fundamentals of Children's Serves" and "Serving   Boys Through Readers Advisory." Readers Advisory is more than handing   someone a good book to read; it is about understanding a person's needs and   building a relationship to fill those needs, it is reaching people where and   when they need your expertise, and building your expertise to be most   effective when that time comes. All of that gets much harder when the person   you are serving is a child or a teen. Participants in this class will explore   how best to be a resource that helps youth become the best readers they can   be. no wildapricot
Basic   Cataloging Wednesday, September 14, 2016 & Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Peterborough Town Library 6 Linda Kepner, Technical Services   Librarian at the Peterborough Town Library, will present a two-part class on   basic cataloging. The class will include familiarizing yourself with   cataloging vocabulary and the Dewey classification Schedules, use of the Sears   List of Subject Headings, identifying where to get the pertinent information   from materials to properly catalog and a brief introduction to MARC records.   *This class will be limited to 20 students* Two Three Hour Sessions no wildapricot
Preparing   Your Paralibrarian Certification Application Wednesday, October 12, 2016     Rye Public Library No Points - Info Only Join Lee Ann Chase   (Paralibrarian Section Secretary and Certified Paralibrarian II) and Julie   Spokane (Paralibrarian Section Treasurer and Certified Paralibrarian II) for   a free information session Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Rye Public   Library starting at 10 am. We will go through Certification Guidelines and   Application and then answer your specific questions on what would qualify and   which form to fill out until everyone's questions have been answered. Feel   free to bring your specific paperwork and questions and we will address them   as a group. The more you go through the thought process, the easier it gets   to see where it goes. Lee Ann and Julie will both bring their completed   portfolios from their applications for you to see. Although this is a free   information session, please register by completing the following form. We   want to make sure there are sufficient handouts for all attendees. no wildapricot
Introduction   to Copy Cataloging & Technical Service Functions Monday, October 24, 2016     Portsmouth Public Library 3 Sarah Cornell, Supervisor of   Technical Services at the Portsmouth Public Library will share information   about current vendor, ordering, and processing options. Participants will   learn how to select and acquire the best cataloging records for their local catalog   and will reflect on their home library’s Technical Services workflows. *This   class will be limited to 16 students to best utilize the 8 computers in the   Library's Training Room* Time: 9:30-12:30 no wildapricot
Computer   Networking Basics Friday, November 18, 2016     Kilton Public Library, Lebanon 4 Learn basic knowledge that is   required to understand how network communication and computer networks in   general function. By knowing how a network normally behaves, it is also much   easier to figure out why things sometimes aren’t working the way they should.This   class will include lecture, discussion and some hands-on exercises with   plenty of time for questions. Before the class, students should read   "Your Guide to the Home Network" which can be found at   http://www.homenethowto.com This covers everything that will be covered in   class but please come with your questions!
     The cost for the license to use this material for the class is $5.90, which   includes a PDF of the material. Each student will be responsible for the cost   of their license (an additional $5.90)
no wildapricot
Basic   Cataloging Friday, April 07, 2017 & Friday, April 21, 2017 Baker Free Library, Bow 6 Linda Kepner, Technical Services   Librarian at the Peterborough Town Library, will present a two-part class on   basic cataloging. The class will include familiarizing yourself with   cataloging vocabulary and the Dewey classification Schedules, use of the Sears   List of Subject Headings, identifying where to get the pertinent information   from materials to properly catalog and a brief introduction to MARC records.   *This class will be limited to 20 students* no wildapricot
The   Reference Interview and Patron Privacy Friday, April 21, 2017     Derry Public Library 3 Susan Brown, Head of the   Reference Department at the Derry Public Library, will cover the Reference   Interview and Patron Privacy. no wildapricot
Because   It’s All About the Book! Friday, June 09, 2017     Hooksett Public Library 2 Join presenter Mary Danko at the   Hooksett Public Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 10 AM - Noon. Mary   will share information about book groups including: starting a book group,   facilitating the discussion, choosing a book and creating displays. Participants   will also learn how to "book talk" a book and how to give a   "rapid review". no wildapricot
Internet   Self Defense Friday, June 09, 2017     Hooksett Public Library 6 Instructors: Mark Glisson,   Information & Technology Specialist, Hooksett Public Library and Chuck   McAndrews, IT Librarian, Lebanon Public Libraries This “Internet Self-Defense   for Librarians” workshop is designed to teach best practices for online security   which encompasses the essential, recommended and the suggested range of tools   and practices for everyday employment. The workshop will follow the general   subject framework of
     “First Things First - The Threat Landscape”,
     "Must do's - Things that every library should be doing right now. No   excuses",
     "Should do's - Things that every library should work towards   implementing",
     "Nice to do's - Things you should consider implementing at your   library",
     "Could do's - Optional things that may or may not make sense for your   library". Participants are encouraged to bring mobile devices with them   for hands-on demos and will leave the workshop with very practical know-how   about the subject-matter.
no wildapricot
Introduction   to Excel Monday, September 11, 2017     Portsmouth Public Library 2 Subjects covered: Entering data,   filling down (and when it doesn’t work), beginning formulas, sorting, what is   a .csv file) *This class will be limited to 20 students* no wildapricot
Programming   for Children Thursday, September 14, 2017 & Thursday, September 21, 2017 Weare Public Library 8 In this class, students will…   Consider and discuss all aspects of children’s programming including   justification, execution, and evaluation; learn techniques for continued   growth and improvement including self-study, collegiality, and coaching.   Presented by Michel Sullivan, author of "The Fundamentals of Children's   Serves" and "Serving Boys Through Readers Advisory." Two Parts   - 4 Hours each no wildapricot
Weeding   Workshop Monday, September 18, 2017     Bethlehem Public Library 3 The basics of collection   development as informed by the CREW manual, presented by Ann Hoey of the NH   State Library no wildapricot
Basic   Cataloging Friday, October 06, 2017 & Friday, October 20, 2017 Local Government Center, Concord 6 Linda Kepner, Technical Services   Librarian at the Peterborough Town Library, will present a two-part class on   basic cataloging. The class will include familiarizing yourself with   cataloging vocabulary and the Dewey classification Schedules, use of the Sears   List of Subject Headings, identifying where to get the pertinent information   from materials to properly catalog and a brief introduction to MARC records.   *This class will be limited to 20 students* no wildapricot
Intermediate   Excel Monday, November 06, 2017     Portsmouth Public Library 2 Subjects covered: In depth   functions and formulas (includes nested if functions, charts)*This class will   be limited to 20 students* no wildapricot
Advanced   Cataloging Friday, May 18, 2018     Merrimack public library 2 You’ve tackled the basics, now   come learn how to catalog more than simple monograph records. We will focus   on cataloging with RDA guidelines. This class will cover creating original   MARC records for items from the normal DVDs that you might see more often, to   the unique local collections you might want to add like novelty cake pans.   You will learn about small scale systems used for cataloging like   LibraryThing and Libib. Come ready with your thinking caps on as this class   will be part lecture and part workshop. The Paralibrarian basic cataloging   class is a prerequisite. Teacher: Brittney Bergholm https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-2842570
Internet   Self-Defense for Librarians Friday, May 25, 2018     Hooksett Public Library 6 This “Internet Self-Defense for   Librarians” workshop is designed to teach best practices for online security   which encompasses the essential, recommended and the suggested range of tools   and practices for everyday employment. The workshop will follow the general   subject framework of “First Things First > The Threat Landscape”,   "Must do's > Things that every library should be doing right now. No   excuses", "Should do's > Things that every library should work   towards implementing", "Nice to do's > Things you should   consider implementing at your library”. Participants are encouraged to bring   mobile devices with them for hands-on demos and will leave the workshop with   practical know-how and knowledge about best practices for internet security.   Teachers: Mark Glisson and Chuck McAndrews https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-2847022
Introduction   to G-Suite for Libraries Friday, September 14, 2018     Hooksett Public Library 6 The Google App Suite (now known   as G Suite) was created “to help people everywhere work and innovate   together, so organizations can move faster and achieve more.” In this course   we’ll explore how to get started with a Google domain for free and to harness   the power of G Suite, which includes Mail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Groups and   Drive. We’ll delve into specific applications to demonstrate how these   productivity tools can be leveraged into an effective and collaborative   workflow for library communication (Mail and Groups), data tracking (Sheets),   reporting and instruction (Sheets and Docs), promoting (Slides), and even   sharing and archiving (Drive). Teacher: Mark Glisson https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015166
Introduction   to Excel Tuesday, September 18, 2018     Dover Public Library 1.75 Excel is a powerful spreadsheet   program. Learn how to get started with this class. You will learn how to   enter data into Excel manually, how to format your data, simple formulas, how   to sort and process your data, and how to use .csv files to import and export   your data. Prerequisites for this class: Familiarity with basic computer   functions such as copy and paste, saving documents, right clicking to bring   up menus. Teacher: Peggy Thrasher https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015806
Social   Media Workshop and Discussion Monday, September 24, 2018     Portsmouth Public Library 3 Which social media platforms   should you focus on?How and when do you moderate your page or posts? How do   you develop a regular staff schedule for posting? How do you encourage other   staff to express their personality and passions? How do you work within your   limitations and cope with staffing or administrative changes? What kinds of   content does your audience want to see? Laura Horwood-Benton, Public   Programming and Community Relations Librarian at Portsmouth Public Library,   will share tips, strategies, and rules of thumb for social media, and will   host a group discussion so you can share your success stories and struggles   with other paralibrarians. Livestreaming is an option. Please contact   director@belmontpubliclibrary.org for details. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015851
Intermediate   Excel Tuesday, October 02, 2018     Dover Public Library 1.75 Take your Excel skills to the   next level. Learn about conditional, text, date and numeric functions. Learn   how to create charts and graphs, and how to make them look the way you want.   Create formulas that refer to values on other worksheets. Learn to use   filters. Prerequisites for this class: Introduction to Excel or equivalent   knowledge https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015813
Weeding   Workshop Friday, October 05, 2018     Pease Public Library, Plymouth 3 Christine Friese is the   Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services at the Portsmouth Public   Library. As part of her role she oversees Collection Development throughout   the library, though thankfully does not weed it all! The 3-hour class will be   divided into 2 parts, the first an overview of weeding best practices and how   it fits into collection development, the second a discussion program   including the homework assignment you will bring to class. A homework   assignment will be sent to you 2 weeks before the class. Please bring a copy   of CREW : A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries (2012 edition) with you,   whether in paper or electronic format. It can be found and downloaded at:   https://www.tsl.texas.gov/sites/default/files/public/tslac/ld/ld/pubs/crew/crewmethod12.pdf   Most importantly: bring your experience and curiosity https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015862
Cataloging   & Classification I, Short Course Monday, October 15, 2018 & Monday, October 29, 2018 Kilton Library, Lebanon 6 Description: Cataloging and   classification can be daunting to those unfamiliar with its conventions and   terminology. The purpose of this course is to make the user more comfortable   with both. The student will learn the concepts behind cataloging, so day-to-day   operations make sense. Common cataloging vocabulary will be explained. Basic   history, concepts, and rules of thumb will be described and illustrated.   Students will gain familiarity with tools and authorities necessary for   cataloging, particularly the Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey   Decimal Classification schedule. (This will include State Library   recommendations and guidelines.) Classes are in a part lecture, part workshop   format. Students should bring any subject heading and Dewey classification   tools they use in daily work, or that they can borrow. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015156 
Extreme   Excel Tuesday, October 16, 2018     Dover Public Library 1.75 Sometimes you need to split the   data in a cell into multiple columns - learn how with Text-to-Columns. Find   out how to use VLookup and Index Match lets you merge data. You've heard of   Pivot Tables - find out how to use them to summarize your data. Prerequisites   for this class: Intermediate Excel or solid experience with functions   Teacher: Peggy Thrasher https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3015819
I’ve   Weeded! Now What? Weare Public Library Thursday, April 11, 2019     Weare Public Library 4 So you've followed through with   CREW and weeded the collection. Now it's time to consider how to build a   collection that really serves your community. Join us to discuss practical   considerations like resources and vendors, catalogs and community input, and   space limitations. Instructor: Mike Sullivan https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3286900
Growing   Youth Collections: Collection Development in Children’s Services Wednesday, May 22, 2019     Keene Public Library 3 Gail Zachariah will explore the   range building library collections for young people with an emphasis on   nonfiction collections. Nonfiction books for young people are an increasingly   important part of publishing. Learn how to develop a well-rounded collection   based on what's popular, what's appropriate, and what's fun so that you can   meet the homework and leisure reading interests of your patrons. Gail will   discuss how to evaluate and select books and how different books may appeal   to different audiences. She’ll suggest tools for librarians to keep current   with upcoming releases. Finally, she’ll discuss ways to create buzz around   these books. Attendees will leave with a booklist of not-to-miss new titles. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3286955
Social   Media Refresh Friday, August 16, 2019     Portsmouth Public Library 2 Laura Horwood-Benton, Public   Programming and Community Relations Librarian at Portsmouth Public Library,   will lead an interactive, discussion-based session to help you refresh your   library's social media presence. Learn tips, strategies, and some rules of   thumb, and share your success stories and struggles with other   paralibrarians. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3460129
Canva   for Paralibrarians Friday, September 20, 2019     Hall Memorial Library 1.5 Canva is a graphic-design tool   website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access   to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by   non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web   and print media design and graphics. Please bring your own laptop. Before   class begins, register for a free Canva account. Teacher: Brittany Shanahan https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3397040
Cataloging   and Classification I, Short Course Monday, September 23, 2019     Peterborough Town Library 6 Description: Cataloging and   classification can be daunting to those unfamiliar with its conventions and   terminology. The purpose of this course is to make the user more comfortable   with both. The student will learn the concepts behind cataloging, so day-to-day   operations make sense. Common cataloging vocabulary will be explained. Basic   history, concepts, and rules of thumb will be described and illustrated.   Students will gain familiarity with tools and authorities necessary for   cataloging, particularly the Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey   Decimal Classification schedule. (This will include State Library   recommendations and guidelines.) Classes are in a part lecture, part workshop   format. Students should bring any subject heading and Dewey classification   tools they use in daily work, or that they can borrow. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3501429
First-Ever   Paralibrarian Section Mini-Conference Friday, October 04, 2019     Audubon Center, Concord   Key Note Speaker Karen Horn   
     Karen Horn is the Assistant Director at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable,   MA and Chair for the Career Development Committee and PARA Review Board for   Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Paralibrarian Section. Professional   Development for paralibrarians, aka library support staff, is an often   neglected aspect of our profession, whether because of a misunderstanding of   its value or a lack of time and funding. The nature of the work we do   every day in our libraries requires us to learn, among other things, new   skills, new technologies, and new ways of finding the information our patrons   are looking for. The skillset required to be effective in our work is vast   and varied. Karen will share ideas and proven steps to implement a   self-directed learning program at your library, explaining why planning and   establishing a vision and goals is essential to creating “buy-in” with   supervisors, staff and trustees. She will discuss the role of the facilitator   and how to encourage and promote a culture of life-long learning and advocate   for ongoing staff development and continuing education opportunities.
https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3533531
Library   Management: the Nuts and Bolts Thursday, October 10, 2019     Lane Memorial Library, Hampton 3 Covering areas such as reporting   to the board of trustees, budgeting, staff evaluations, and more. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3480889
Local   History for Paralibrarians Monday, October 28, 2019     Portsmouth Public Library 3.5 Nicole Luongo Cloutier,   Reference and Special Collections Supervisor, will give a brief overview of   the ins and outs of creating and/or maintaining a local history   collection for your community. She will discuss Portsmouth’s creation of   well attended local history and genealogy workshops, the importance of   developing community collaboration where possible, as well as the importance   of primary materials to make real connections to the past. Nicole has   been at the Portsmouth Public library for 19 years.  Prior to her   current supervisory position, she was the Special Collections   Librarian.  Previously, she was the Visual Archives Manager at the   Museum of Fine Arts.  MLIS from Simmons College. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3474541
Preparing   Your Paralibrarian Certification Application Information Session Friday, November 08, 2019     Laconia Public Library No Points - Info Only Please join Lee Ann Chase,   Amanda Alwyn and Julie Spokane to gain confidence in applying for your   Certification under the new guidelines. Lee Ann Chase is a Level IV   Certificate holder and has been serving on the Application Review Board since   its inception. Amanda Alwyn is a Level III Certificate holder and is   currently serving on the Paralibrarian Section Board as its Secretary. Julie   Spokane is a Level IV Certificate Holder and is the Section Treasurer. Lee   Ann and Julie have conducted information sessions in the past. The Guidelines   have been updated and the changes will be reviewed. Attendees will also be   provided with a sample application to take with them as a guide with real   examples of write-ups. This session is not eligible for Paralibrarian Certification   credit. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3487779
Volunteers   in Public Libraries Monday, November 04, 2019     Hooksett Public Library 2 The NH Volunteers in Public   Libraries Best Practices document has been revised and updated! The new   document includes expanded information on youth volunteers, a new section on   background checks, expanded information on volunteers and privacy, and an additional   resources section that includes policy and form examples. This workshop will   review best practices regarding volunteers, and includes an interactive   segment with small group discussion/scenarios.  Bring your volunteer   questions! https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-3530031
Online   Security Without Tears: A ‘train the trainer’ session Thursday, February 18, 2021     Virtual 1.5 Ever wanted to get started with   digital hygiene programmes in your libraries, but aren’t sure where   to start? Overwhelmed by the buzzwords you hear like ‘end to end   encryption’, and ‘virtual private network’, but feel like you’ve   been hearing them for too long to ask what they mean? This is the session for   you! Join Leigh Ann, a graduate of Library Freedom Institute, and the   Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Pelham Public Library for a ‘train the   trainer’ session. We’ll be going over digital security and privacy basics,   how you can implement these into engaging programmes in your   libraries, as well as tips for the most common ‘baiting’ questions that   happen in every security workshop.   https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-4140999
Preparing your Paralibrarian Application Workshop Thursday, February 10, 2022     Hooksett Public Library & Virtual No Points - Info Only NHLA Paralibrarian Certification is a voluntary professional development portfolio for those working in NH libraries who do not have MLS/MLIS degrees. These library workers can use professional opportunities to advance through four levels of certification. This workshop allows an in-depth look at the guidelines, with the opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable Paralibrarians, including those on the Certification Committee . The workshop is a hybrid event, allowing both in-person and remote attendance. This session is not eligible for Paralibrarian Certification credit and is free. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-4639838
Introduction to Canva Thursday, April 14, 2022     Hooksett Public Library & Virtual 2 In this hands on class, learn how to create professional and beautiful designs for flyers, social media content, documents and more using the graphic design platform, Canva. To benefit the most from the class, sign up for a free Canva account prior to the class date. Please bring a laptop. (Hand outs will be available for those without a laptop.) Presenter: Stacey Desrosiers, Goffstown Public Library, Teen Services Stacey uses Canva for her programming flyers, teen take and make directions, as well as creating social media content for the Goffstown Public Library Teen Facebook page. Attendees can join in person or virtually. In person limit is 20 people. Checks should be made out to NHLA-Paralibrarian Section, sent to Julie Spokane (via van- Brookline Public Library) -or- US Mail to 12 Mosher Drive, Brookline, NH 03033. All payments need to be RECEIVED prior to the start of the class. Registration questions should be addressed to Hope Garner, Griffin Free Public Library. Please refer to the NHLA Cancellation Policy. https://nhla38.wildapricot.org/event-4733829
Successful Programming for Librarians Thursday, September 15, 2022     Hooksett Public Library & Virtual   Successful library programming does not happen by accident. It requires thoughtful planning, scheduling, budgeting, and hosting.  For small libraries, there are many sources of free or inexpensive programs. Programs can be in person or on Zoom, panel discussion, small craft programs, or larger lectures.  Join Barbara Tosiano, former Director of the Hampton Falls Free Library, as she takes us through the tips and tricks of successful library programming, including what can go wrong.
This presentation is sponsored by the NHLA Paralibrarian Section and is open to members and non-members. Attendees can join in person or virtually.
 
Reference Class for Library Staff Thursday, October 6, 2022     Hooksett Public Library & Virtual   Reference services are evolving with changing patron needs and with varied information resources and formats. Libraries continue to provide communities with supportive services using traditional and emerging tools and resources.
The goal of this workshop is to equip staff with a basic understanding of professional reference conversations with patrons. Join Susan Brown, Assistant Director and Head of Reference at Derry Public Library, as she offers guidance on how to handle reference interactions.
This presentation is sponsored by the NHLA Paralibrarian Section and is open to members and non-members. Attendees can join in person or virtually.
 

Continuing Education Opportunities

Online Opportunities

The path to paralibrarian certification requires a lot of learning. In order to facilitate applicants’ efforts to engage in professional development, the section will maintain a list of links to online educational opportunities here. If you notice a dead link or a mistake or have suggestions for additional links to provide, please contact the Paralibrarian webmaster: Amanda Alwyn, Laconia Public Library.

These links contain webinars and other opportunities that can be used to help meet certification requirements. However, we encourage all library professionals to use these links to their advantage in ongoing professional development efforts.

Maine State Library Voluntary Public Librarian Certification

First Tuesdays (Washington St. Library)

School Library Journal webcasts

Library Journal webcasts

Demco webinars

American Libraries Live

ALA Live

Booklist webinars

Texas Library Association continuing education

Webjunction

Infopeople

Idahoable

Library Juice Academy

Storytime University

Texas State Library webinars

Nebraska Library Commission webinars

University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Ed

Kentucky Dept. for Libraries webinars

Wyoming State Library Webinar Archive

Tech Soup For Libraries


Continuing Education Opportunities

Teen Services

ConnectedLib https://connectedlib.github.io/ 9 free self-paced modules aimed at build­ing librarians’ capacity to engage and promote connected learning and 21st century skills among today’s digital youth. Developed by faculty members from the library and information science schools at the University of Washington and University of Maryland.

A Teen Walks into the Library https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/a-teen-walks-into-the-library/ Developed by the Colorado State Library, this free, self-directed course is for all library staff who frequently interact with teens. Learners will gain a beginning level of understanding of working with teens in the library setting.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar#Free%20Teen%20Competencies%20Webinars YALSA Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff

Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development webinars and self-paced learning.

450 free online courses from Ivy League Schools https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0q-32Rbc5tFQuT5ydjRqn50qZ98BwoGn4tsMrHhjYwfJ_Z97DEsr_yNIo


Continuing Education Opportunities

Resources for professional development

If you are working from home and have the opportunity to pursue professional development and work on your certification, here are some resources available to you that we have compiled from a variety of sources – with a special thanks to the State Library who have diligently provided many of these links through the NHAIS listserv: https://maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/nhais-l
As always, refer to the guidelines to ensure that the resource you have chosen meets the requirements for points. This list is a compilation of resources found in various places, not a definitive list of guideline appropriate items.