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Librarians PLC – Hybrid

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10 PDPs
Grade PK-5;6-8;9-12
ELA;English Language Learners

This professional learning community is for anyone acting in the librarian/media specialist role in a school in Massachusetts. Librarians are often the only person in their role in the building and in some districts, they might be the only person in the entire district. This learning community provides a space where you can find support from other librarians and develop your own ideas for engaging in promising practices in the field. 

This PLC is very participant-driven and specific topics addressed in the group are guided by the needs and interests of participants, with facilitation provided by Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse. Topics discussed may include:

  • Challenges faced by librarians
  • Examining problems of practice as a group and strategizing potential solutions
  • Diverse books in the library
  • Addressing the needs of students of the global majority in the library
  • Meeting the needs of LGBTQ+ students in the library
  • Designing a physical space to support student engagement in the library
  • Advocacy for library funding and programs
  • Collaboration with classroom teachers
  • Resources available to Massachusetts libraries

The date for the first meeting is listed. For succeeding dates and time in the year, please contact the facilitator.

Registration Options

There are no available options to register for at this time.


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413-200-8395 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.

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Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
  • Check
  • Purchase Order
  • CES Internal Transfer
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