Continuing Education Services and Grants
Definition of Service
SCKLS member libraries' staff and public library
board members can attend and participate in basic and new training
programs. Training and continuing education are offered on a variety of
topics and in locations throughout the region, and member library employees are
encouraged to request training to suit their continuing education needs. Click here to view the SCKLS Calendar of Events for information and to register for upcoming training events.
New librarians and staff can request an
on-site orientation to SCKLS services. The Director provides orientation
and training for new public library board members. Staff provide
additional training in their areas of expertise.
To encourage participation in continuing education activities other than those
offered by SCKLS, Continuing Education Reimbursement Grants of up to $750 per
member librarian or board member per year help pay registration and tuition
costs. Eligibility for the grant program is open to all member libraries
subject to the grant guidelines: Continuing Education Grant.
Staff and Resources
A Training Specialist as well as SCKLS staff are responsible for development and implementation of the continuing education program and other training events. The Training Specialist administers Continuing Education Reimbursement and Programming/Project Grants. A Professional Collection is maintained and available for circulation or by interlibrary loan.
To encourage participation in continuing education activities other than those offered by SCKLS, Continuing Education Reimbursement Grants
of up to $750 per member librarian or board member per year help pay registration and tuition costs. Eligibility for the program is open to all member libraries subject to grant guidelines
SCKLS fosters a
culture of continuous learning. SCKLS monitors the continuing education
needs of member libraries and, when appropriate, develops programs to meet
those needs. SCKLS encourages and supports participation in continuing
education programs offered for public, academic, school, and special library
members as well as those for public library trustees. Member libraries
with specialized training needs should contact the CE Specialist at least 60
days in advance of the date of the needed training.
Library staff and
public library board members are encouraged to request and participate in
continuing education activities offered through SCKLS, online offerings as well
as other vendors and sponsors. Paid training time by library employees is
encouraged by SCKLS. The SCKLS CE Grant
member library training through non-SCKLS vendors and sponsors. The
primary source for SCKLS CE training session information is a calendar of
events and registration details available at the SCKLS website: www.sckls.info