Montana Certification Program For Library Directors, Staff, and Trustees Manual

How To Earn Continuing Education Credits

  1. Work with your supervisor to determine what trainings might be most helpful to you.
  2. Locate/identify relevant training opportunities such as the MLA conference, online courses, etc.
    1. Check the Montana Library Events Calendar
    2. Subscribe to Wired-MT for information about workshops and online classes that are available
    3. Network with regional librarians or your local government officials to learn about area trainings that may be relevant to your training needs
    4. See the Training And Learning Opportunities section of this manual
  3. Attend training.
  4. Record attendance on the electronic tracking form provided by the Montana State Library. This can be done in two ways:
    1. Major continuing education activities such as those sponsored by MLA or MSL will be listed for a limited time on the Certification Continuing Education List by State Library staff and include all of the information needed for your CE tracking form -- Event/Sponsor, Date, Workshop/Training Title, Trainer/Presenter, Number of Credits, and CE Category. Following the event you can access this list and then copy and paste the information onto your personal tracking form for CE events you attended.
    2. For other continuing education activities such as webinars or library staff days, you will add these events directly to your tracking form if approved by your supervisor. The information required will be the Event/Sponsor, Date, Workshop/Training Title, Trainer/Presenter, Number of Credits, and CE Category. Your supervisor will help with the number of credits and CE category. If uncertain of category please contact the State Library for assistance. NOTE: When adding ce activities to the tracking form, only .5 is accepted for partial credits earned; no other partial credits are accepted.
  5. Be sure to select trainings in each continuing education category.
  6. Earn continuing education credits in a 4 year period to meet certification requirements.