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SLIM Professional Development

School of Library and Information Professional Development

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


Professional Development Schedule

Time Management Skills

Featuring Brenda Hough

January 14th - March 6, 2020

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Time Management Skills!

If you need a graduate level college credit, you must enroll in the regular class, LI 755 XI. Please, contact Kathie Buckman at kbuckman@emporia.edu for further assistance.

  • Ever get to the end of the day and think to yourself, “I’m exhausted, but what did I accomplish?”
  • Do you want to better organize and prioritize your activities to get more done?
  • Want to feel less stressed and more on top of your tasks?
  • Would you like to more accurately estimate how long projects are going to take?

Effective time management can make a huge difference in your productivity and feelings of satisfaction with your work. In this six-week course you will learn techniques and explore tools for managing your time, increasing your productivity, and collaborating with others. You will discover free and low-cost technology tools that can help you with time tracking, task management, goal and priority setting, and team projects. Examples and exercises in the course will specifically focus on time management for library and information professionals. Brenda Hough, author of the book Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff, will help you plot your personal path to time management success.

Featuring:

Brenda Hough is a librarian, writer, and instructor with over 20 years of professional experience working in and supporting libraries. She is the author of Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff. She is an adjunct instructor for Emporia State University (KS) and an instructional designer for Infopeople. She has worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more.

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Grant Writing Online Course

Featuring Carmen Cowick

March 16th - May 1st, 2020

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Grant Writing Online Course!

If you need a graduate level college credit, you must enroll in the regular class, LI 861 XK. Please, contact Kathie Buckman at kbuckman@emporia.edu for further assistance.

Course Description:

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 proces 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

Featuring:

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.

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Homelessness Interactions in Libraries Online Course

Featuring Robbie Debuff

March 16th - May 1st, 2020

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Homeless Interactions in Libraries Online Course!

If you need a graduate level college credit, you must enroll in the regular class, LI 861 XL. Please, contact Kathie Buckman at kbuckman@emporia.edu for further assistance.

Course Description:

This 6-week continuing education course will explore the interactions between staff, homeless and patrons and homeless in public libraries, as experienced and witnessed by the instructor. “Humane” interactions within the Public Library setting can be challenging and also very rewarding. Nuances such as perception, empathy, and context will all be discussed in order to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge base to interact with the homeless and help engage to create a more pleasant environment for all patrons and staff.

Ryan Dowd endorsed this class. His book and other materials are parts of the course materials. For more information about Ryan Dowd and his works, please visit:

http://www.homelesslibrary.com/

https://medium.com/everylibrary/everylibrary-interviews-ryan-dowd-homeless-advocate-f172600df7a8

Featuring:

Robbie DeBuff is currently a Project Coordinator for Workforce Connections in Las Vegas, NV. Her work in this role is as a project manager as well as serving as a liaison between the country’s first workforce services delivery model housed in public libraries. This unique partnership works to provide wrap-around services to dislocated workers of all ages, unemployed and underemployed, families in poverty, among others. Prior to this, Robbie worked as a Branch Manager at the Green Valley Library, Henderson Libraries, an Assistant Branch Manager at the Clark County Library, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and as a Library Consultant for the Nevada State Library & Archives, all while in Las Vegas, NV.

Robbie has been involved in some interesting interactions with patrons and staff, ranging from physical altercations, which required law enforcement presence, to verbal confrontations, which were diffused and settled through practices she uses daily. Throughout her leadership roles in libraries, building connections with patrons was a strong focus, these relationships lead to housing, employment and other successes for patrons experiencing homelessness. Focusing on the human connection is something Robbie works diligently to maintain.

Robbie received her degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2007 and has worked in a variety of areas. Robbie’s experience with the Nevada State Library led her to work with librarians from across the globe, in the areas of continuing education, literacy services, data analysis and visualization, consulting, public librarianship and patron services.

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