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SLIM Continuing Education

School of Library and Information Continuing Education

Emporia State University

School of Library and Information Management

SLIM Continuing Education Purpose Statement (Kansas)

SLIM’s school librarian continuing education program provides all Kansas public and open-enrollment charter school teacher librarians in grades PreK-12 access to professional development opportunities (without paying for-college credit hour tuition and fees).

This program is designed to provide continuing education sessions that include learning outcomes aligned with national and state standards for teaching information and technology literacy across all assessed content areas. We will offer face-to-face sessions that include instruction, materials, and resources. Participants can submit contact hours as part of a professional development plan for meeting selected standards.

How many PDP are necessary for license renewal?

According to KSDE, for individuals holding an advanced degree, a minimum of 120 professional development points may be earned under an approved individual development plan filed with a local professional development council. If an individual does not hold an advanced degree, a minimum of 160 professional development points may be earned under an approved individual development plan filed with a local professional development council, including at least 80 points for college credit.

For more information, contact:

Continuing Educations
School of Library and Information Management
Emporia State University
slimce@emporia.edu
620-341-5203


ESU SLIM Professional Development Schedule


2021 Summer Institute with Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead

July 12 - July 26, 2021

$50 per person

Visible & Vibrant School Libraries: School librarians know how important an active, vibrant library program is to the culture of a school. Creative programs and innovative tactics are essential to thriving school libraries. In addition to implementing great projects and programs, librarians must also advocate for their library by sharing the successes of their students. Know what it takes to make your library an integral part of your school’s learning community, even in these challenging times.

  1. Introduction: Visible & Vibrant School Libraries (via Zoom; Monday, July 12, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm CT)
  2. Two-Week Canvas Online Course: Visible & Vibrant School Libraries (Self-paced; July 12 - 26, 2021)
  3. Q&A: Visible & Vibrant School Libraries (via Zoom; Monday, July 26, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm CT)

All three sessions are available only to registered participants. No recordings will be available. The Zoom links and the Canvas course shell information will be sent to the registered participants a few days before the first session.

Tiffany Whitehead, the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the Director of Library at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In her fourteen years as an educator, Tiffany has worked with elementary, middle, and high school students in both public and private school settings. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award and the 2019 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award Winner.

For more information and to enroll in the course: Summer Institute with Tiffany Whitehead


Intro to Rare Books & Special Collections

Carmen Cowick

August 23 - October 15, 2021

$125 per person

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of rare books and special collections and participants will learn the vital skills needed to excel in this field. Quizzes and homework will allow participants to put their new-found knowledge to use immediately.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the core skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage rare books and special collections
  • Understand methods for digitization of rare books
  • Recall methods for caring and preserving rare books and special collections
  • Recognize the importance of rare book collection development

Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City. Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.

For more information and to enroll in the course: Intro to Rare Books & Special Collections


Grant Writing

Carmen Cowick

October 18 - December 10, 2021

$125 per person

Have a great idea that needs grant funding but don't know where to start? Think applying for a grant is too complicated? Think again! This course will help you understand how to identify funding resources, the process of creating and submitting a grant, and how to seek continuing funding for your project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals.
  • Recognize the proposal format used by the vast majority of grant-giving foundations.
  • Identify grant writing terms, potential sources of grants, and grant information.
  • Recall techniques for making each section of your proposal stronger

Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City. Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.

For more information and to enroll in the course: Grant Writing