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CMLE Resources: Take advantage of CMLE Scholarships!

Each week, we will draw your attention to one of the many resources available to you from CMLE Headquarters. Our mission is to help build connections between members, across all types of libraries. We exist to share information across libraries (and archives, and museums, and history centers) – and we are always looking for more ways to make that happen!

One of the ways in which we encourage creating connections is by offering scholarships for professional development opportunities. And there are so many options out there for library people! We want to make sure all of our members get a chance to participate, whether it’s taking a webinar or attending a conference. Since we know money is often tight in libraries, CMLE has scholarships available to help fund your continuing learning and professional programs! And starting this year, you can apply for up to $300 to help with your expenses!

Some quick guidelines:

  1. You can apply for up to $300 in each CMLE fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
  2. We need the application before the event, to approve it.
  3. You must be an employee or Board member of a CMLE member library. Preference will be given to first-time scholarship requests.

Find the rest of the guidelines here, along with the FY18 CMLE Scholarship Application.

If you are looking for professional development opportunities, make sure to keep an eye on our Continuing Education calendar which we update frequently! Or check out sites like TIES, ALA’s webinarsLibrary Juice, AASL’s eAcademy, and ACRL’s online learning page.

Summer is great for Continuing Education!

It can be hard to find the time for growing your professional skills and connections, but CMLE is here to help! We maintain this calendar full of many opportunities for Continuing Education classes, webinars, and conferences.

Remember, we also offer scholarships to make it possible for you to take advantage of these learning opportunities!

Take a look at the calendar which is located on our Continuing Education page and is updated often with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!

The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.

Make Continuing Education a priority this summer, and you will have some great new knowledge and skills to bring to your library in the fall! (Of course, if you are a year-round library person, you can put your new skills to work right away! 🙂 )

Summer PD from BestPrep

From ITEM:

“BestPrep is still accepting registration for its Technology Integration Workshop. From July 31 – August 3, the University of St. Thomas in downtown Minneapolis will serve as our host.

The four days will be filled with keynote and breakout sessions that inspire, motivate, and educate. Topics discussed will be wide-ranging: how to use and apply educational technology, ways to engage students, and skills students will need when entering the workforce. Additionally, participants will have time to apply their knowledge and the information learned by updating a unit plan.

And of special note, one afternoon will be spent off-site at a local business in a job shadow. Job shadows help today’s educators prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Volunteers from various businesses discuss the skills employers are looking for and help draw parallels between class curricula and students’ careers.
Continue reading Summer PD from BestPrep

Looking for some professional development opportunities?

It’s so important to learn new things in our library careers, or to attend conferences and interact with other library people doing similar work! If you’ve been feeling the need to network or to update some of your professional skills, make sure to keep your eyes on CMLE’s Continuing Education calendar!

The calendar is located on our Continuing Education page, which features a Google calendar that is updated daily with new learning opportunities. We include a variety of events like webinars, online courses, in-person conferences, workshops, and yes, even free opportunities!

The page also has links to organizations like Library Juice, TIES, and the AASL’s eAcademy that offer their own training and development opportunities.

And don’t forget CMLE offers scholarships! Apply for one today!

ILL Conference Highlight: Revolutionizing Resource Sharing with OCLC’s Katie Birch

REGISTER TODAY to attend the 2017 Minitex ILL Conference including Katie Birch’s session, “Revolutionizing Resource Sharing.”

Katie Birch has spent much of her career in resource sharing. Between 2005 and 2008, Katie took a lead role in the development of the UnityUK service, a country-wide resource sharing service in the UK. She is currently the Executive Director – Resource Sharing at OCLC, and is based in Dublin, Ohio. In this capacity, Katie oversees WorldShare ILL, including Article Exchange, Policies Directory and IFM, as well as ILLiad, Tipasa, Relais, VDX and WorldCat Navigator. Additionally, Katie is responsible for OCLC’s shared print strategy and OCLC’s Analytics product set. Katie moved from the UK to the USA in 2012.

EVENT DETAILS
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM, May 17, 2017
Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

Please contact Becky Ringwelski at e-ring@umn.edu or Tammi Halverson at halve186@umn.edu with your questions or comments.