|Certified Public Library
Certified Public Library
Administrator Program (CPLA) is available through the
American Library Association (ALA). The Certification Review Committee
will review applications on a quarterly basis.
Candidates will take courses related specifically to the
administration of public libraries of all sizes. Each candidate must
satisfy seven of nine specific competency standards, four core
standards and three electives. Candidates will be given a list of
approved course providers, descriptions of courses and tuition and
fee information. Candidates have three years from the date of
acceptance into the program to complete coursework for seven
The American Library Association's Public Library Association (PLA),
the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), and
the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
jointly sponsor the CPLA program. The Certification Review Committee
(CPLA CRC) reviews, approves the requirements for certification and
re-certification, and administers the CPLA program.
If you would like an application to be mailed to you, contact the
ALA-APA at 800-545-2433, x2424 or
See also. UIUC, as they will be offering
these classes online via LEEP.
American Library Association
- The American Library Association has a listing of accredited
masters programs in the United States.
College of Dupage
Library Technical Assistant Certification:
How do I sign up? By Phone: Call 630-942-3948 and give the Course Code
For more information about the Library Technical Assistant Program please
Coordinator, College of DuPage or phone 630-942-2597.
Dominican Graduate School of Library & Information Science -
For more details on
Go to our home page –
Follow any of these links: “Teacher Workshops,” “Calendar” or
“Educators” Use the search page,
Florida State University -
|Indiana University -
Indianapolis: School of Library & Information
The Online Blue Ribbon Certification program
is designed for educators seeking certification as a school
library media specialist. Because the coursework is totally
online, it's possible for teachers in even the most remote areas
to participate. We're happy to tailor courses to meet the
certification requirements of your state.
|ISL L2 -
Illinois State Library's
Library Learning Calendar
Illinois State University started a program for Library Media
endorsement (24 hours) in the spring of 2006. Information can be
materials for OCLC products.
OPAL is an
international collaborative effort by libraries of all types to provide
web-based programs and training for library users and library staff members.
These live events are held in online rooms where participants can interact via
voice-over-IP, text chatting, and synchronized browsing. Everyone is welcome to
participate in OPAL programs. There is no need to register.
are offered free of charge to participants. Libraries and related
organizations of all types are encouraged to become OPAL
institutional members. Examples of OPAL public online programs include book discussion
programs, interviews, special events, library training, memoir writing
workshops, and virtual tours of special digital library collections.
libraries develop and deliver online programs, events, and meetings using
Talking Communities. OPAL is administered by the
System, the Mid-Illinois
Talking Book Center, and the
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service. For more
information about OPAL, please contact Tom Peters (
Rolling Prairie Library System offers continuing education
opportunities to its members through the Statewide Calendar L2,
Library Learning. Check out the
current calendar of events.
- Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Office of
Continuing Education is offering online workshops.
University of Idaho - University of
Idaho in cooperation with Boise State University, Idaho State University, and
Lewis-Clark State College has an Independent Study in Idaho program. They have a
series of courses that can be taken at Graduate or undergraduate levels in
library science. The courses are a combination of online and correspondence
University of Illinois at
Graduate School of Library and
University of Pittsburg-
Library and Information Science Program FastTrack MLIS
University of Wisconsin - School of Library & Information
Studies: Virtual and Distance Courses
- WebJunction Classes. These classes are now available for free
or at reduced cost to Illinois libraries applying through WebJunction IL when you
have a logon and password and are affiliated with an Illinois
library. So take the time to get a logon and
password and remember to declare you affiliation with an Illinois
Library! It will take 24-48 business hours for you to be
affiliated with Illinois which will then allow you to take the
LibraryU and other WebJunction courses at free or reduced rates.
You must be logged on to WebJunction and affiliated with Illinois
in order to receive the discount provided by the Illinois State