Continuing Education

UNYOC sponsors MLA credit continuing education classes at the annual UNYOC Conference each year. Additionally, the Chapter offers co-sponsorship and financial support to groups in the Chapter for MLA credit courses offered at other times and locations.


Past CE Courses at the UNYOC Annual Meeting:

UNYOC supports continuing education opportunities by sponsoring MLA/CHLA-approved courses at our annual meetings. We welcome suggestions for CE classes. Please feel free to suggest topics or instructors. Past courses offered at our annual meetings include:

  •  2018/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Peeking Under the Hood: Understanding and Improving Your Library’s LibGuide and Website Andrew Hickner & Susanna Galbraith
  •  2017/Syracuse, NY Instructional Design: Proven Principles and Practices for Librarians Who Teach Joey Nicholson
  •  2016/Watkins Glen, NY Your Role in Achieving Magnet Status Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
  •  2015/Buffalo, NY Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
  •  2014/Saratoga Springs, NY Disaster Information: On the Road to Specialization Michelle Burda
  •  2013/Fairport, NY Communicating Clinically Julie Esparza

Guidelines for Requesting UNYOC Funds for Regional CE:

Groups interested in UNYOC co-sponsorship should contact the Chapter CE Chair or the Chapter Chair.

  1. The UNYOC budget may include a sum to be used to co-sponsor MLA credit continuing education classes in various locations in the Chapter.
  2. The total amount available and the amount available for each co-sponsored class is set by the Chapter Executive Committee. Currently up to $250 is available for each co-sponsored class.
  3. Each year the CE Chair reminds the regions of the chapter (Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca/Binghamton, North Country, Ontario, Rochester, Southeastern, and Syracuse) to request co-sponsorship for MLA credit classes. A regional group may request only one co-sponsorship each year.
  4. The CE Chair commits funds upon request on a first come basis. Groups accepting the UNYOC funds agree to advertise UNYOC co-sponsorship and to allow UNYOC members to register at “member” rates. The sponsoring group should also provide a copy of UNYOC member attendance and the evaluation summary.
  5. The funds are sent as reimbursement following the event, upon request by letter or invoice.