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Continuing Education

The Continuing Education program strengthens Iowa libraries through professional instruction. All members of the library team (directors, staff, and trustees) gain and develop skills to provide the best possible service to their customers and communities.

Continuing Education offerings are a key part of the Endorsement program. Participating directors and staff earn continuing education hours to maintain their endorsement.

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Opportunities to Earn CE

You can earn CE Hours from the State Library or other organizations to maintain your endorsement. State Library training lives in our Learning Management System: IA Learns. There are many other options to earn CE as well. Click the link above to learn more, or visit IA Learns. Need some assistance with IA Learns? Here are some help videos.

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Endorsement Program

Learn about Director, Staff, or Youth Services Endorsement from the State Library of Iowa.


Quick links to forms to request CE credit for non-State Library programming, apply for certification or renewal, receive CE credit for a sponsored event, or import hours into IA Learns.

Subscribe to the CE Newsletter

Published monthly, the CE Newsletter will keep you up to date on CE events and news.

Want to see more of what the CE Team has been up to? Read about our Fiscal Year 2022 accomplishments.

Special Events

More information on some regularly offered events and conferences from the State Library CE Team