Spring 2019 – Certification Classes

Public Library Academy

Public Library Academy

Certification Courses

 

The Spring 2019 Public Library Academy classes are now open for registration! 

All registrations will be processed online using Eventbrite. Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend (see below).

This online system allows you to verify you are registered. In addition, you can see who else is attending and from where, so carpooling opportunities are identified.

There is a limit of 25 for each class and classes will NOT be held if less than 5 people register. You will be notified by e-mail a week in advance if a class has been cancelled. All class content is on the Public Library Academy website, click on the name of the class you are attending for resources and materials.

If any classes are full, you will be able to place your name on a waiting list if you register with an email address.

If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gabrielson via email or at 405.522.3322.

Find out more about Public Library Academy and librarian certification.


Spring 2019 Class List

 

Computers & Electronic Resources

Class materials can be found HERE.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • Technology and Internet Use Policies
  • Searching Strategies
  • Use of Statewide databases
  • Social Networking
  • Apps

ODL – March 5

ODL – March 7

Stillwater – March 26

ODL – March 27

Norman Public Central – March 28

Muskogee Public Library – May 14

 

Current Trends & Legislation

Class materials can be found HERE.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • Laws governing & affecting public libraries
  • State aid
  • Library Services & Technology Act
  • Edge
  • Current State & National library trends
  • Professional Library Associations

ODL – April 2

Fairview – April 4

Claremore – April 9

Ardmore – April 11

 

Interpersonal Skills

Class materials can be found HERE.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • Communicating effectively- oral & written
  • Leadership Skills
  • People skills for effective customer service
  • Proactive customer service skills
  • Dealing with problem customers
  • Dealing with emergency situations

Cherokee – April 16

Shawnee – April 18

Pryor – April 23

Okeene – April 25

 

Services for Youth

Class materials can be found HERE.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • Reference
  • Readers’ Advisory
  • Programming
  • Marketing
  • Children and Teen-focused services

ODL – April 30

Noble – May 2

Perry – May 7

Okmulgee – May 9

 


Find out more about Librarian Certification.

Questions? Contact Librarian Certification on the Division Contact Form.

 


Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 Oklahoma Book Festival

    September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Collection Development, ODL

    September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  3. Collection Development, Yale

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  4. Collection Development, Wilburton

    October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  5. Collection Development, Lawton

    October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm