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Public Librarianship – Certification Classes

Institute of Public Librarianship

Basic Certification Classes – Spring 2016

  • Current Trends and Legislation
  • Services for Youth
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Computers and Electronic Resources

| Current Trends and Legislation

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the development of Oklahoma libraries
  • legislation
  • State Aid Rules, Levels of Library Development, Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • application of local, state and federal legal requirements that affect libraries — e.g. State Aid Rules, LSTA, open meetings, confidentiality, copyright, Americans with Disabilities Act, workplace safety and universal service
  • standard performance measures used in Oklahoma public libraries and their significance in marketing and planning
  • the programs, services and value of professional library associations
  • state/national issues, laws/trends currently affecting Oklahoma’s public libraries

 Current Trends & Legislation, March 22nd, Ada

Current Trends & Legislation, March 24th, Enid

Current Trends & Legislation, April 6th, Coweta

Current Trends & Legislation, April 7th, Marlow

| Services for Youth 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the stages of childhood and adolescent development
  • ethical issues involved in reference service, including confidentiality, objectivity and limitations on interpreting information provided to youth
  • effective reference interview skills, including the analysis of requests and the design of search strategies
  • techniques to establish a welcoming atmosphere and actively encourage children’s and young adults’ participation in library programs and resources
  • the skills needed to fulfill information requests through access to the general collection, digital and community resources, and other libraries and agencies
  • the characteristics of basic types of reference tools

Services for Youth, April 12th, Atoka

Services for Youth, April 13th, El Reno

Services for Youth, April 19th, Miami

Services for Youth, April 20th, Lawton

| Interpersonal Skills 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • the importance of good interpersonal communication skills and how those skills are practiced in libraries
  • leadership skills of use to librarians
  • concepts of effective customer service (using Oklahoma examples)
  • practical techniques for dealing with problem customers

Interpersonal Skills, April 26th, Okmulgee

Interpersonal Skills, April 27th, Hobart

Interpersonal Skills, May 3rd, Fairview

Interpersonal Skills, May 4th, Antlers

| Computers and Electronic Resources 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Upon completing this class, students will have knowledge of:

  • standard components of a technology plan and internet use policies
  • computer terminology and the latest in library technology
  • techniques for effective file management and retrieval of computer-based data
  • basic searching skills to find information on the world wide web and the statewide databases
  • resources available to libraries through the statewide databases
  • social networking

Computers & Electronic Resources, May 10th, Muskogee

Computers & Electronic Resources, May 12th, Oklahoma City ODL

Computers & Electronic Resources, May 17th, Ardmore

Computers & Electronic Resources, May 19th, Clinton

Register for Classes at ODL


Sign up for Free Classes in the Okla. Department of Libraries’ Computer Lab

The Fall Schedule for ODL’s Computer Training Lab is here! Librarians and literacy providers can register on Eventbrite. You can also download our PDF of lab classes with links to register. It is first come, first served…So don’t miss out!  Check out the the Eventbrite page.



Registration Open for Fall Public Librarian Certification Classes

Check out the offerings for Fall 2015 classes through the Institute for Public Librarianship. Registration is now open for four basic certification classes, which will be held at various locations around the state. Get information on each class and click on your preferred date and location to register.