Voluntary Public Librarian Certification Program
- Maine State Library
- Other Educators
To meet the needs of Maine’s library staff for ongoing training so they may provide dynamic, professional library service, the Maine State Library has developed a three-level voluntary certification program comprised of online courses and archived webinars. Workshops and special institutes can also be counted towards electives at all levels of the program.
Library directors and personnel who do not have formal training in library science should start with Basic Certification which includes introductory coursework in core areas: Fundamentals of Librarianship, Collection Development, Organization of Materials, Management, Programming/Services and Technology. All the courses fit into the American Library Association (ALA) Core Competencies and the 21st Century Skills matrices.
School Library Media Specialists and Ed Techs can use these courses toward recertification.