CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR GEORGIA'S PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF
CEUs & License Resources
Online Courses, Events, Webinars to help you earn CEUs
GPLS Learning Center
The GPLS Learning Center provides access to courses and webinar archives by GPLS events and library vendors such as PCI Webinars. To request a GPLS Learning Center account, please contact your library system’s learning administrator or submit a helpdesk ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Percipio has over 180,000 courses, videos, and books with the most extensive catalog in IT, business and leadership skills, and compliance training. https://georgialibraries.percipio.com/. To request a Percipio account, please contact your library system’s learning administrator or submit your request by filling out this form.
Workshops, Conferences, and Meetings
GPLS will provide certificates for all workshops we conduct.
Certified MLS staff attending state and national conferences that do not issue a certificate of completion will need to carry a Georgia CE Verification Form and get one signed by the presenter of each session.
Certified MLS staff attending professional development workshops that do not issue a certificate of completion will need to get the Georgia CE Verification Form signed by each presenter. This may include individual library systems’ staff development day, unless a certificate is provided.
Depending on the speaker and topic, contact hours/certificates are sometimes awarded at statewide Directors’ meetings. Certificates will be sent out after these meetings.
Did you know?
Did you know that your library system(s) can issue its own continuing education certificates for hosting events? You can view the GA's State Approved Programs here. Please remember that:
Credit accrues at the rate of one hour for each hour of actual contact. Per Georgia Administrative Code Rule 320-5.05, credit will not be allowed for any program which, in its entirety, including question and answer periods, lasts less than 30 minutes.
Responsibility for documenting the fulfillment of the continuing education requirements rests with each licensee. Per Georgia Administrative Code Rule 320-5-.03, licensees must retain for a period of four years the evidence of completion of each course or program, a description of the contents of each course or program and verification of the number of hours of each course or program.
Credit accrues at the rate of one hour for each hour of actual contact. Per Georgia Administrative Code Rule 320-5.05, credit will not be allowed for any program which in its entirety, including question and answer periods, lasts less than 30 minutes.
More information about the official Georgia Administrative Code regulating licenses for librarians can be found at http://rules.sos.ga.gov/GAC/320-5.