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Professional Development Resources for Public Librarians: 2018 Small Library Institute of Management

This resource guide was designed to provide public librarians with access to continuing education and professional development resources.

2018 SLIM Application

Workshop Details

A Small Library Institute of Management (SLIM) will be held in Juneau at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building (APK) during the week of May 21-25, 2018.   

The Small Library Institute for Management (SLIM) is an intensive week long workshop providing management and foundational library skills to library directors, without Master’s degrees in Library Science, that work in small community libraries in Alaska.

The (SLIM) workshop will cover the areas of library administration, management, policy development, collection development, copyright and patron confidentiality, reference services, youth services and technology planning.  SLIM is a blended workshop combining an in-person workshop with a self-paced online course. During the workshop there will be many opportunities for participants to share their library experience, participate in informal conversations and network.

Participants of (SLIM) will be reimbursed for their travel and receive a per diem for meals not provided during the workshop.  Hotel arrangements for (SLIM) participants will be made by the Alaska State Library. Participants are required to stay in the arranged hotel and attend all scheduled classes and events.

After attending the workshop Library Directors will:

  • Benefit from enhanced leadership skills
  • Be empowered with a sense of authority and professionalism
  • Gain the expertise needed to create library policies and procedures
  • Have a greater understanding of their roles as information professionals
  • Become part of a support network of professional colleagues