Small Library Management Frequently Asked Questions
Participants will be emailed a certificate of attendance for up to 10 hours of continuing education credit within two weeks of attending the workshop.
I COMPLETED REQUIRED WORKSHOPS, WHERE’S MY GRADUATION CERTIFICATE?
Please make contact with Irena Klaic at (512) 463-5475 to discuss whether or not you’ve completed required workshops in the series. If you did not receive your graduation certificate at the end of this workshop, one will be mailed to you. Graduates may also request a sample press release to send out to your community and/or TSLAC will write a letter of acknowledgement of completion of the program to your city/county officials if you desire.
WHICH WORKSHOPS ARE IN THE SLM SERIES?
Management, Collection Development, Reference and Technology.
WHEN WILL THESE WORKSHOPS COME CLOSER TO ME?
Every 2 years SLM moves to new locations UNLESS the location is very central to the region and the city has the hotel and restaurant amenities necessary to comfortably accommodate everyone.
CAN I GET FINANCIAL HELP IN ORDER TO COME TO THESE WORKSHOPS?
The Tocker Foundation ( ) provides scholarships to libraries serving populations of under 12k. They will normally pay for your hotel expenses, meals and mileage. They have an online application you can download that is very easy to fill out. See their website for more details.
ARE THERE ONLINE ALTERNATIVES TO THE FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS?
There are currently two 'official' online options:
If you would like to gain SLM credit, please notify Irena after completing these online courses.
HOW CAN I STAY IN TOUCH ON ISSUES AROUND THE SMALL LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM?
SLM has an email discussion list that you can subscribe to for direct program announcements and posts relevant to small library happenings and issues. This is not a busy email list and sometimes there are no posts for a week or more at a time. This is the most direct method to receive upcoming workshop information and a great forum to provide feedback. To subscribe to the SLM email list, visit: . Once your subscription request has been processed, you will receive a message with basic instructions including how to post to the list. If you have any questions, please contact Irena.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS ONE OF THESE WORKSHOPS IN THE SERIES?
We are still looking at ways to put elements of this program online. However, if you do miss a workshop and want to make up similar content by attending other workshops that are convenient to you, Irena will work with you on what is appropriate and equivalent, so contact her directly.