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Online Professional Development Opportunities: Home

A list of archived webinars and organizations with trusted resources so you can stay up-to-date on your continuing education.

Welcome!

This guide provides webinar opportunities for you to receive Continuing Education credit contingent upon your supervisor's approval. If you have anything to add to the guide, please do not hesitate to contact the guide's administrator. For questions regarding NY State Public Librarian Certification & CE, please visit our LibGuide here. Happy learning!

Professional Journals

Some professional journals are allowing full access to their digital content without needing a subscription. Please use these resources to keep up with professional development opportunities, relevant articles, and collection development. 

BlueJeans

RCLS is hosting many meetings and trainings via BlueJeans, a video conferencing service. Watch the video tutorials below to learn more about how to access and use BlueJeans.

Do Archived Webinars Count?

Do archived webinars count towards CE credit?
If I don't get a certificate, how do I prove I did the webinar?

 

A few details on webinars:

Live webinars count if

  • they cover an appropriate topic (see NYS Public Librarian Certification website for a sample of eligible topics) and
  • you retain your registration confirmation information and a description of the class for your records. 

Archived webinars count if

  • they cover an appropriate topic and
  • you have, at a minimum, a copy of written documentation from a supervisor confirming that you participated. 

When live webinar completion cannot be confirmed with a registration e-mail supervisory verification may be requested. In all cases a continuing education certificate is preferred if available. In all cases the New York State Education Department reserves the right to accept/deny credits.

 

From New York State Public Librarian Certification; Frequently Asked Questions: Professional Development Requirements for Public Librarians in New York Statehttp://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/cert/faq.htm

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Joanna Goldfarb
Contact:
619 Rt. 17M
Middletown, NY
845-243-3747
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Jen Park
Community Engagement & Talent Development Specialist
Ramapo Catskill Library System
jen@rcls.org
(845) 243-3747