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If you must attend Beginning Workshop for certification or state aid, please call 517.335.1516.
The Library of Michigan’s Beginning Workshop is a yearly 3-day event geared for library staff members that have not had the opportunity for formal library coursework. Its aim is to introduce library staff to a variety of topics and offer them practical skills that they can use working in a Michigan public library. Anyone new to the profession or just hired at a library, no matter what their academic credentials, is welcome to attend the event.
Please thoroughly read General Information for Beginning Workshop Attendees. Attendees receive a discounted room rate for this event when lodging arrangements are made using our event link.
You may pay online by credit card here. [https://www.thepayplace.com/mi/education/libofmich] The name you have registered here must match the name of the attendee you list with your payment information.
Or send in a check/money order payable to: State of Michigan.
To pay by check, print out this registration confirmation and send with check/money order to: Workshop Registration - MDE Attn: Chief Cashier PO Box 30106, Lansing, MI 48909.
For those seeking an initial Level 3 or Level 4 certificate from the Library of Michigan attendance at the entire Beginning Workshop is obligatory. For more information on Library of Michigan’s certification program visit the Library Certification page.
Beginning Workshop is offered annually each year in May. Dates and locations are announced in late summer or early fall via Michlib-l.