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
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.
2019 Upcoming Professional Development
Summer Institute with Jennifer LaGarde
Jennifer will begin with #SaidNoGREATLibrarianEVER: Reframing the Conversation Around Libraries by Reclaiming Your Why -- Time and time again, research has shown that school libraries, staffed by certified librarians, add academic and personal value to the lives of students and teachers. And yet, each year, librarianship remains a profession in peril, an occupation plagued by a single question: are you still necessary? In this session we’ll take aim at some of the language and practices that perpetuate stereotypes about our profession, while also identifying ways that ALL librarians can harness the power of WHY they chose this profession in the first place to both prove their worth AND make radical, positive changes in their school communities.
Grant Writing Online 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! Featuring Carmen Cowick, who provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care, 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.
Homelessness Interactions in Libraries Online Course
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.