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COSLA Continuing Education Connector

COSLA Continuing Education Connector


State Library Agencies (SLAs) play a critical leadership role in the development and delivery of library-related continuing education (CE) to state and local library staff.  Staff at SLAs possess a unique on-the-ground view of training and development needs, resources evolving to meet those needs, and effective delivery methods.  They also recognize that significant opportunities for advancement exist through collective action including effective sharing and leveraging of resources; co-development of new programming; and through participation in national initiatives.

The Connector Steering Committee brings together the expertise and perspectives of three key SLA positions -- Chief Officers, Library Development Directors, and Continuing Education Coordinators -- to guide and support implementation of the CE Connector while actively soliciting guidance and feedback from state library peers. View the current Steering Committee members here

Working Groups

National Library Training Center Working Group Members:
Brendon Guilliams, Florida State Library and Archives, Sponsor
Christine Kreger, Colorado State Library
Holli Duggan, Nebraska Library Commission
Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library
Katherine Adelberg, Texas State Library and Archives
Katie McDonough, Delaware Division of Libraries
Kathleen Slocum, South Dakota State Library
Wendy Gabrielson, Oklahoma Department of Libraries


Coordinating Our Efforts

The following documents were created through the Connector Project to facilitate sharing of State Library resources and expertise.  They will be updated periodically:

The State Reports include current continuing education characteristics, programs, services, and areas of expertise as reported by each state library agency in the summer of 2017.

This report identified the common unmet continuing education needs for public libraries across the United States. The top 5 priority areas are:  community relations; organizational leadership; E-resource management; core technologies; trustees, friends, and foundations.

This document provides a directory for collaborating and sharing continuing education materials, web sites, webinars, manuals, documents and other media.








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