MLS is an official PDP Provider for School Librarians seeking certification or re-certification. We offer a wide variety of workshops which can be fit into an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)
School librarians can select professional development options from several different threads: technology, literacy, and administration.
Technology workshops include learning new programs, software, equipment and social media to use with students and teachers.
Literacy workshops include reader’s advisory, new books and database training.
Administration workshops include strategic planning, reference methods, and collection development.
MLS can award a Certificate of Professional Development for a minimum of 10 PDPs. Per DESE regulations school librarians have 5 years to complete a minimum of 10 PDP hours; there is no maximum.
Please fill out this form to get your certificate of PDPs:
(Processing of these Certificates may take up to 4 weeks)
Please visit our calendar to see our roster of workshops. You can always use the upper right hand Search Events box to focus on specific workshops. There is also a drop down keyword box that can help you narrow your choices.
Massachusetts DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) offers a guide on Professional Development