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Friday, May 20 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
ULA's Paraprofessional Certificate Program -- What's in it for you?

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This session will discuss the benefits of continuing education for paraprofessionals and the benefits of ULA's newly revised program. The history and contributions of paraprofessional library workers will be discussed and the new program guidelines reviewed. Benefits of participation will be shared by a library director and a past program participant. A Q&A will end the session.

Learning objectives:
An understanding of how the ULA Paraprofessional Certificate Program works.
Administrators will gain insights into how encouraging participation in the program can help their staff and their library.
Learning about the benefits of the program from a recent participant.

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Julie Heckert

Associate Librarian, Digital Services, Orem Public Library
I've been a librarian at Orem Public Library for 28 years. In the past six months I've transitioned to a digital services position (cataloging and digital resource management) and completed my MLIS. I love books, reading, cooking, hiking, traveling with my hubby and playing with my... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:20pm MDT
Meridian C & G