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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

Intro to Rare Books & Special Collections

Featuring: Carmen Cowick

January 20 - March 19, 2021

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Intro to Rare Books and Special Collections course.

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.

  • Identify the core skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage rare books and special collections
  • Understand methods for the 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.


Time Management Skills

Featuring: Brenda Hough

January 20 - March 19, 2021

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Intro to Rare Books and Special Collections course.

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.

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.


Grant Writing

Featuring: Carmen Cowick

March 22 - May 7, 2021

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Intro to Rare Books and Special Collections course.

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.

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.


Resources for Young Families

Featuring: Elizabeth Hoffman

March 22 - May 7, 2021

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Intro to Rare Books and Special Collections course.

This course explores the importance of the role of parents/guardians as a child’s first teachers and how librarians can foster the development of early literacy in the home. Students apply knowledge of community evaluation and childhood development to the design of parent education and outreach services. Emphasis will be given to outreach in historically underserved populations, encouraging parent interaction with children, and early language development in young children.

Elizabeth Hoffman is the Director for the South Dakota MLS program through Emporia State University in Kansas and the current chair of the South Dakota Library Association’s Young Adult Reading Program. Prior to joining the staff at ESU, Elizabeth worked in Youth Services at Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls, SD where she developed collections and programming for children, teens, and families. Elizabeth received her BSed in History and Social Science from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, and her MLIS from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

Jeana Menger's research interests focus on the role of early childhood language development in literacy and school success. Menger earned a BA in Applied Linguistics from Portland State University and an MLS from Emporia State University. She is the immediate past co-chair of the Oregon Library Association's Children's Services Division and the director of the Oregon SLIM MLS program.


Work and Our Well-Being

Featuring: Brenda Hough

March 22 - May 7, 2021

Cost: $125 per person

Follow this link to register for the Intro to Rare Books and Special Collections course.

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting almost every aspect of our lives. Many library employees are under a great deal of stress and are experiencing a high level of uncertainty. An emphasis on workplace well-being is more important than ever. How can we take care of ourselves and take care of one another as we respond to the needs of our communities? Topics in this course will include:

  • Why does workplace well-being matter?
  • What contributes to feelings of well-being in the workplace?
  • Tactics for dealing with stress and burnout
  • Strategies for taking care of your well-being at work - How-to be a good place to work

Join the course to better understand your own experience of work and to gain practical ideas for improving workplace well-being for yourself and others.

In her 25 years as a librarian, Brenda Hough’s focus has been on providing quality staff development opportunities for people working in libraries. She frequently teaches courses for SLIM and has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, Infopeople, the Public Library Association, the American Library Association, the Urban Libraries Council, TechSoup for Libraries, and more. Brenda lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and 10-year old son.