Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Certificate in Library Leadership and Management

This series provides a strong foundation in managerial skills, and is intended for new managers or those who would like to enhance their current knowledge base. Though these courses touch on organizational theory, the primary focus is on practical skills that can be readily adapted to individual needs.

The six four-week courses in this program complement and build upon each other; however, they have also been developed as stand-alone courses and can be taken as such. Participants who successfully complete all six of these courses will obtain a certificate of completion for the series.

We ran a webinar in which Deb Schmidle described this certificate program in-depth. You can watch a recording of it here.

Courses in this series (each course title is a clickable link leading to more information):

Course Instructor Credits Cost
Effective Communication Strategies Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Planning and Leading Effective Team Meetings Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Strategic Planning: Setting Directions for the Future Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Growing, Developing, and Retaining Dynamic Staff Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Telling Your Story: Successful Marketing Strategies for Librarians Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Deborah Schmidle

Deborah Schmidle is currently the principal consultant at Schmidle Consulting Services. She has developed and taught numerous organizational development-related workshops and has facilitated strategic-planning processes for libraries and library organizations. She holds an M.L.I.S. from Syracuse University and a Certificate in Contemporary Leadership from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Prior to retiring in March 2013, she was Director of Research & Learning Services at Cornell University Library (CUL). Interview, Webinar about her certificate series