The Continuing Education Committee is appointed by the incoming MLA President. The committee is composed of a chairperson and any number of members (preferably one person representing each field of library interest and at least one person from the committee of the previous year).
If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee, please indicate this on a completed Committee Preference Form ( PDF ).
The Continuing Education Committee was created in 1968 as the Library Education Committee to serve as a long-term committee to establish, if possible, an American Library Association accredited library school in Mississippi and to study all facets of library education in the state. In 1977 the emphasis for the committee shifted to continuing education of librarians and other library personnel. In 1995 the MLA Executive Board approved the change of the committee’s name to Continuing Education Committee.
To offer and promote continuing education workshops for library personnel in the state.
Duties of the Chairperson
Appoint subcommittees for special projects.
Provide leadership in the planning and execution of workshops, seminars, or other continuing education projects for library personnel in the state.
Coordinate joint projects with MLA committees, Round Tables and Sections and with other appropriate interested organizations, agencies, or institutions in the state.
Update as needed criteria for workshops for the awarding of Certificates of Attendance.
Update as needed criteria for presenters to be included in a Speakers Bureau.
Update as needed the Speakers Bureau Application Form for potential presenters to fill out for inclusion in the Speakers Bureau.