Yavapai College, Prescott
Each year, Library Development coordinates a Summer Library Institute providing professional development, training and networking opportunities for non-MLS public library staff serving mostly small and rural libraries throughout Arizona.
During the five-day Institute, highly regarded library professionals provide learning experiences and training on a variety of topics designed to increase participants' job skills and knowledge.
Summer Library Institute coursework addresses Library Practitioner Core Competencies* that may be applied toward Library Practitioner Certification. The Competencies encompass the knowledge and skill sets required for competent performance as a library director or manager of a small or rural public library.
*Developed by the Western Council of State Libraries as part of the "Continuum of Library Education" with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.