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For those seeking a new career or currently working in a library system and looking to move up in their careers, the Library Assistant program demonstrates your competence and commitment to basic library best practices and to staying current with the many new aspects of library science today. This program teaches basic library organization and operations by providing an overview of how to order, process, catalog, locate and circulate library materials. The course also focuses on the people dimension of being an effective librarian, giving insight into conflict resolution and customer service. Covered are library automation systems and how library departments interact to meet patron needs. The course concludes with a portfolio workshop to help you showcase your skills.
Looking for a rewarding, in-demand career? Consider substitute teaching. Illinois is in great need of substitute teachers. IARSS Fall 2017 survey found 53% of school districts having issues finding substitute teachers. If you’re not formally trained as a teacher you may still qualify to teach in grades PK-12. Learn how to become a highly qualified substitute from the first day you enter the classroom. Gain the necessary skills including rapport building, classroom management, and teaching strategies. Attendees also learn how to apply for your Substitute Teacher Type 39 Certificate. In Illinois, substitute teachers are required to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline but do not need teaching experience.