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MichiganX: Infrastructure Management for Public Libraries

Learn how library managers and directors make key operational decisions regarding maintenance, insurance, technology, and more.

Infrastructure Management for Public Libraries
4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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Starts Feb 28
Ends Aug 31

About this course

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In this course, part of the Public Library Management Professional Certificate program, we’ll explore the ongoing infrastructure support that library leaders must facilitate, including:

  • maintenance
  • insurance
  • contract services
  • patron privacy
  • technology
  • budgets
  • policies

You’ll learn how these decisions are made to ensure long-term sustainability.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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  • Associated skills:Infrastructure, Library Management, Infrastructure Management

What you'll learn

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  • How to discuss, contract, and manage services from outside providers.
  • How to make decisions about technology policies, eRATE for Internet services, etc.
  • How to set up annual and long-term maintenance budgets and schedules.
  • How to post a maintenance job for bid.

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This course is part of Public Library Management Professional Certificate Program

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8 skill-building courses
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Progress at your own speed
8 months
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