In order to assist librarians in
Pennsylvania's libraries to meet their continuing education requirements, the
State Library of Pennsylvania offers many opportunities for continuing
education through in-person workshops and webinars and through other
organizations on behalf of the State Library.
Announcements about in-person
workshops and webinars are made on the State Library's listservs and in the Compendium.
WebJunction and Skillsoft are also
available for Pennsylvania library workers:
Continuing Education Requirements for Public Libraries
For a public library or public library system to receive Quality
Libraries Aid, "the library director of the local library or library system
shall annually attend at least eight hours of continuing education programs
approved by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries." (Education Code (24
PA.C.S.) - Public Library Code, §9334(c)(5).
For a public library or public library system to qualify for
Incentives for Excellence Aid, "the local library or member library within a
library system shall require at least six hours of continuing education every
two years for paid staff working at least 20 hours per week in direct support
of the library service." (Education Code (24 PA.C.S.) - Public Library Code,
Guidelines for these requirements can be found in this statement
from the Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development. Continuing
Education (CE) Guidelines for Public Library Staff
Please contact the Library Development staff at State Library with
additional questions (717-787-8007).