Continuing Education for public libraries

Public Library Management Institute
The Tennessee State Library and Archives sponsors a three-year Public Library Management Institute for the directors of small and medium-sized public libraries or library branches who do not have MLS degrees and who manage libraries that are part of  the Tennessee Regional Library System.  The Institute focuses on management, leadership, and partnership skills and is intended to be an extension of the comprehensive training program provided by the Tennessee Regional Library System and appropriate training offered by private and government organizations.   Graduates receive Public Library Management Certification as provided by the Secretary of State’s office. 

Other trainings for all library staff include Summer Reading conferences, TEL trainings, and various other topics as indicated every year.

Contact Lauri Thompson, Continuing Education Coordinator,  for applications, additional information and questions.