Spring 2017 – Basic Certification Classes


Institute of Public Librarianship

Librarian Certification Classes

Find out more about Librarian Certification.

Or you can download the PDF for the Spring 2017 Schedule.

Computers & Electronic Resources 

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • standard components of a technology plan and internet use policies
  • computer terminology and the latest in library technology
  • techniques for effective file management and retrieval of computer-based data
  • basic searching skills to find information on the world wide web and the statewide databases
  • resources available to libraries through the statewide databases
  • social networking  – and more!

Computers & Electronic Resources, March 16, McAlester

Computers & Electronic Resources, March 21, Tahlequah

Computers & Electronic Resources, March 22, Ardmore

Computers & Electronic Resources, March 23, OKC at ODL

Computers & Electronic Resources, March 29, OKC at ODL

Computers & Electronic Resources, April 5, Bartlesville

Computers & Electronic Resources, May 4, Clinton


Services for Youth 

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the stages of childhood and adolescent development
  • ethical issues involved in reference service, including confidentiality, objectivity and limitations on interpreting information provided to youth
  • effective reference interview skills, including the analysis of requests and the design of search strategies
  • techniques to establish a welcoming atmosphere and actively encourage children’s and young adults’ participation in library programs and resources
  • the skills needed to fulfill information requests through access to the general collection, digital and community resources, and other libraries and agencies
  • the characteristics of basic types of reference tools – and more!

Services for Youth, April 11, Bristow

Services for Youth, April 12, Enid

Services for Youth, April 13, Atoka

Services for Youth, April 18, Hobart


Current Trends & Legislation

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the development of Oklahoma libraries
  • legislation
  • State Aid Rules, Levels of Library Development, Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • application of local, state and federal legal requirements that affect libraries — e.g. State Aid Rules, LSTA, open meetings, confidentiality, copyright, Americans with Disabilities Act, workplace safety and universal service
  • standard performance measures used in Oklahoma public libraries and their significance in marketing and planning  – and more!

Current Trends & Legislation, April 19, Sulphur

Current Trends & Legislation, April 20, Grove

Current Trends & Legislation, May 2, Cherokee

Current Trends & Legislation, May 3, Lawton


Interpersonal Skills

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the importance of good interpersonal communication skills and how those skills are practiced in libraries
  • leadership skills of use to librarians
  • concepts of effective customer service (using Oklahoma examples) – and more!

Interpersonal Skills, April 20, Guthrie

Interpersonal Skills, May 4, Claremore

Interpersonal Skills, May 9, Marlow

Interpersonal Skills, May 11, Madill


Questions? Contact Librarian Certification at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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