SELCO Continuing Education
Professional Librarian Collection
Library Learning Lab
SELCO-created and curated training
What is it and why do I need it?
For librarians, continuous learning is critical to renewing the expertise and skills needed to teach and assist members of the public in the new information age. https://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/hrdr/educprofdev/highlightsalas
All library staff must commit to continuous learning because of the ever-changing nature of materials and technologies we use. Our communities are changing and evolving as well, so keeping up to date on information and skills is essential if libraries are to remain relevant in the 21st century.
In return for committing to continuous learning, participating in high quality CE helps library staff:
Expand and enhance their job qualifications
Increase their employability and/or income
Grow a network of peers
Contribute to improving the profession
Where to find CE/PD?
CE Page of Info Portal
Professional Collection SELCO/SELS provides a small book collection dedicated to the library profession and the management of libraries of all types, aimed mostly at library directors, but also library staff. The books are available to the public. Anyone can request a purchase by emailing email@example.com
Scholarships SELS awards scholarships to member library staff to provide opportunities for them to grow professionally in the library field. Continuing Education Scholarships reimburse staff in member libraries for eligible expenses paid for a conference, workshop, or other continuing education event.
Training - SELCO offers training on Horizon and other resources in the
Weekly What’s Up? Email from SELCO
Who can answer questions on Continuing Education at SELCO?
Director of Outreach & Instruction (Pam O’Hara)