The Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Library Association believe that library staff must increase their skills & knowledge through Continuing Education. This upgrades the library profession, enriches the librarian, and promotes quality library service. On this page you will find the classes offered through the Public Library Academy as well as online classes and forms.
You can use the following dashboards to log contact hours and track your certification status:
Public Library Academy Dashboard - Track your attendance through the Public Library Academy courses by uploading your certificates as you go!
Library Certification Dashboard - Check your certification status and upload your continuing education contact hours.
Applications & Renewals
Public Library Academy
Offered Both Semesters
Continuing Education Board
The certification board oversees the certification process and the work of the Continuing Education Coordinator.
Certification Board Members
Director, Donald W. Reynolds Library & Community Center
Programs and Reference Coordinator, Western Plains Library System
Director, Southern Oklahoma Library System
Manager, Love County Library, Southern Oklahoma Library System
Director, Cherokee City-County Library
Reader's Services Coordinator, Pioneer Library System
ODL Computer Lab Coordinator
ODL Continuing Education Coordinator