PDPs (Professional Development Points) – School Librarians

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 to use with students and teachers such as Jing, blogs, wikis, and Picasa.

Literacy workshops include reader’s advisory, new books, databases, gaming, and Mixing in Math.

Administration workshops include cataloging, long range planning, reference methods, and collection development.

MLS will award a Certificate of Professional Development for 9 hours of workshops plus one hour of product related to the workshops. The product can be a wiki, a blog, a bibliography, a lesson plan, or a report. Any workshop in the current Fiscal Year is eligible for consideration.

Please fill out this form to get your certificate of PDPs:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Library (required)

Community (required)

Please list workshops (name, date, hours)




Please check off product

 Blog Wiki Bibliography Presentation Report Other

If Other, please indicate here

(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