CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

From hands-on classes to excellent lectures and webinars to training subsidies, LibraryLinkNJ strives to create training opportunities that make your job easier and more productive.

LibraryLinkNJ offers workshops on a wide variety of current library topics and in areas of professional development, both in-person and online via webinars.

CE Certificates certification certificate

School Librarians/Media Specialists: We will provide or send you a certificate after your attendance is confirmed for any of our classes/webinars.

All Other Members: If you need a certificate for a class/webinar you have attended and did not receive one, please contact Carol Fishwick  (732-752-7720 or carol[a]librarylinknj.org).

Please contact Carol for any continuing education certificate related questions.

Webinar Information

Webinars save time (no travel!) and money (low registration fees!), while still providing rich, interactive workshop experiences. Members can attend webinars on any computer with Internet access and speakers. Information on connecting to a webinar is provided after registration.

We are currently using Adobe Connect Meeting as our webinar software.  Several days before a webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to the meeting room.  On the day of the webinar,  you will log in as a Guest with your First and Last name.  If the link doesn’t work from within the email, copy and paste it into your browser.

It’s going to be a great learning opportunity, and for you to get the most out of it, we really, really need you to do the following, before the webinar:

  • Access, bookmark, and read thoroughly the following page on Participating in a Webinar: http://librarylinknj.org/content/participating-librarylinknj-webinar.
  • Click on the link to the "product overview."  A "Visual Quick Start Guide" will open up. Read this Guide and click on the link to test your computer.  It’s especially important for you to test your computer as soon as possible -- most computers will work just fine, but find out now if your computer has compatibility issues with Adobe Connect, and fix them.
  • Read through and watch the suggested material - it will only take a few minutes and will make participating in the webinar that much easier!
  • Make sure you have available one of the following so you can hear the presenter: speakers and either a microphone or a headset with microphone.  Some presenters will allow participant voice chat, which requires a microphone, but your use of this is optional.  You can always use the text chat feature to ask questions.
  • All post-webinar materials (presentation slides, resource lists, chat transcript, etc.) are available on our website at the specific program's webpage in the CE class listings.

On the day of the webinar, please do the following:

  • Follow the link to the webinar meeting room in Adobe Connect.
  • Log in as a Guest with your First and Last name.
  • Turn off or mute all nearby phones -- cell phones and landlines -- in case the presenter allows participant voice chat.
  • Get ready to learn something new, exciting, and practical!

Looking for webinars held in 2010 and 2011? Here are recording & handouts for them all!

Registration Information

How do I register for a LibraryLinkNJ event or class?

LibraryLinkNJ events/classes are open to all library staff from member libraries. 

  • You have to log in to register online for any event.  Please note that LibraryLinkNJ takes online registrations only.  You must have a user account for our website to register for any of our CE programs or other events.
  • Find the event for which you want to register.  You can view the event list either on Calendar or the List in table view.  You can also click "more" under the “Upcoming Event” block on the right side bar on the front page.  
  • For Continuing Education programs, you can also click “Classes”.
  • Click the “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” link on the event information page.  Then, confirm the event name and date and click the “Register Now” button.  Your email address and information will be automatically filled.  If you change your information on this registration page, your user information will be updated as well.  So, please do not change any of your auto‐filled information unless you want to update your user information.  Click “Continue” to complete the registration.   
  • IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use the “(Not {Your Name}, or want to register a different person?)” link on this page.  This will not create a   registration for anyone. Instead, it sends a confirmation email to the person whose name you typed. This will confuse the other person. This will confuse the other person, and that person may also be able to modify your account information on our website, so please do not use the link. We will remove this link in the future.
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration.  
  • If an event is filled, the following message will be displayed when you click on the “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” link: “This event is currently full. However you can register now and  be added to a waiting list. You will be notified if a space for you becomes available.”   If you want to be on the wait list, click the “Register Now” button and follow the registration instructions listed above.  You will be added to the wait list and will receive a confirmation email.  If someone cancels his/her registration, people on the wait list will be added to the registration list in the order of time registered, and a confirmation email will be sent the newly registered person.
  • You can view the list of classes for which you are registered.  Click “My Account” on the left side bar, and click the “View Contact Dashboard” link at the bottom of the page.
  • If you want to cancel your registration, please call us at 732‐752‐7720.  You will receive an email confirming your cancellation.  You cannot cancel your registration online.   
  • Please read our cancellation policy.
  • You will receive an email reminder for a class several days before the scheduled date, with parking information if necessary.

How much do classes cost and how do I pay?

Registration reflects a commitment to pay regardless of attendance at a program.

Some continuing education opportunities are offered free of charge and that is clearly stated in the program information. The charges for others were approved by the FY11 Executive Board and will apply as follows:

  • Webinars: $0 - Free of charge.
  • Half-Day Site-Based Workshop: $25. Check, voucher or purchase order.
  • Full-Day Site-Based Workshop: $50. Check, voucher or purchase order.
  • Series of Workshops: Priced as appropriate.Check, voucher or purchase order.

Payment should be made to complete your registration and before the day of class for which you are registering. Do not forget to list class names & dates on your purchase order or check.

Please send payment (purchase order or check payable to LibraryLinkNJ) to:

LibraryLinkNJ, 44 Stelton Road, Suite 330 Piscataway, NJ 08854

LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly. Please know that payments cannot be accepted at the class.

How do I cancel and get a refund? (Cancellation Policy)

You may cancel up to ten 10 business days before a scheduled class without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full-refund. If you cancel less than ten days before, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the class.  Please note that you should call the LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 to cancel your registration. We take cancellation requests only by phone. 

LibraryLinkNJ reserves the right to cancel any class that is less than 60% full within 7 business days of the class. If LibraryLinkNJ cancels a class, you will receive a credit toward another class or a full refund. In the event of a class cancellation, we will make every attempt to notify you directly at least 48 hours in advance.

Class cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page.

You may also call LibraryLinkNJ at 732-752-7720 or 866-505-5465 (LINK) after 7AM on the day of the class. A staff member or pre-recorded message will inform you if any classes have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
44 Stelton Road, Suite 330, Piscataway NJ 08854
Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785
Toll free outside (732) Phone: 1-866-505-5465 | Fax: 1-800-793-8007

LibraryLinkNJ Website Use Policies

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library,
which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.