NOTE: LE@D Courses are available without cost to staff and supporters of NTRLS member libraries through NTRLS. For a complete list, go to http://www.ntrls2.org/default.asp?action=article&ID=159 .
Library Education @ Desktop (LE@D) is now an approved provider for the Western Council certificate program. Twenty-two western states (including Texas) are members of the Western Council of State Libraries.
The certificate is for library practitioners, defined as library directors or managers without a masters of library and information science (MLS). The certificate requires that the practitioner has completed 240 contact hours in different competency areas and has library experience. LE@D courses are being linked to certificate core competencies and listed with the number of contact hours and continuing education units, so tracking the certificate will be easy.
For more information about the certificate program, go to http://certificate.westernco.org/applinfo.html
For more information about LE@D's totally online courses, go to www.leadonline.info