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The continuing education program is an integral part of MLC's services to the public library community. Each year the Mississippi Library Commission provides a skills development program with training opportunities in both traditional library services and emerging library services.

Annual Program

Continuing Education Opportunities July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

WebJunction Courses

WebJunction’s library-specific courses are available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the nation. Simply create an account at, and then explore the catalog of library-focused self-paced courses and webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you after you have completed any course or webinar that you enroll in from the catalog.

Leadership Institute

The Mississippi Library Leadership Institute is designed to grow the next generation of library leaders and directors in the state of Mississippi. In addition to training, the Institute features project and mentoring components designed to create a transformational experience for participants. The Institute emphasizes experiences that build strong relationships with peers and involve a very high level of intensity and risk-taking.

Technology Academy

Technology Academy is an intensive six-month training opportunity for Mississippi public library staff with basic computer skills designed to substantially increase computer skills and enable staff to more confidently and successfully assist library patrons using computers.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

  • Individuals or organizations wishing to offer CEU credits for workshops they present must complete the following CEU credit form and submit it to Lorietha Myers, Development Services Division, Mississippi Library Commission, 3881 Eastwood Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.
  • Participants wishing to receive CEU credits for a workshop they attend may request them from the individual or organization presenting the workshop, provided the presenter has made the above arrangements with MLC.
  • Complete information on CEUs, including guidelines and instructions, can be found on the second page of the CEU credit form.

CE Travel Reimbursement

Reimbursement for CE travel may be available through the agency's Skills Development Grant.  Please see the Grants Program Management page for more information.

Links to Other Continuing Education Sites

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