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Learn how to thrive as a public library manager

Professional Certificate in
Public Library Management

What you will learn

  • Understand your community’s wants and needs via various assessment tools and synthesize them into a plan;
  • Be an effective fiscal steward via budgeting, long-term planning, and savvy financial practices;
  • Gain an awareness of how to plan for maintenance, infrastructure, utilities, technology, and related expenses;
  • Manage a thriving workforce via effective diversity practices, hiring, evaluation, and other personnel issues;
  • Promote the work of the library through marketing and public relations practices;
  • Expand the library’s impact via effective grant writing and crowdfunding efforts.
Expert instruction
8 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
8 months
2 - 3 hours per week
Discounted price: $424.80
Pre-discounted price: $472USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. MichiganX's Public Library Management Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from The University of Michigan (MichiganX)

Larry Neal
Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Kristin Fontichiaro
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Information
Lionel P. Robert
Associate Professor of Information
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Information
Josie Barnes Parker
Ann Arbor District Library, Michigan

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Program endorsements

I'm so pleased to see that the University of Michigan has developed this eight-course public library management MOOC for professional certification. U of M's new eight-course MOOC is perfect for new and aspiring library managers and directors.

Christine Lind Hage , Director, Rochester Hills Public Library; Past President, Public Library Association

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Discounted price: $424.80
Pre-discounted price: $472USD
8 courses in 8 months
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