Micro-Credentialing Information

Many libraries expect their staff to continually seek out learning opportunities. Micro-Credentials offer staff a way to bulk up their resumes with field-specific skills.

What is a micro-credentialing?
Micro credentialing is a non-traditional learning path where attendees gain skill sets in a specific technical area and receive a certificate. In order to receive a certificate, attendees must complete a series of classes and complete a capstone project within three months of the last class in the series. Attendees who want to complete the Micro-Credentialing Series must register separately for each class in the series as well as the capstone project.

Current Micro-Credentialing Programs

  1. Metadata Principles and Practices Micro-Credentialing Series
    In this 4-class certificate program, you will learn the purposes and functions of metadata, understand how XML is used to express a variety of metadata standards, explore various metadata standards currently in use, learn about customization and interoperability of metadata, and explore the importance of relationships in metadata. Each class requires a written assignment. To earn the certificate, you must complete the following classes and a capstone project.

    1. Metadata Principles and Practices: Metadata Basics
    2. Metadata Principles and Practices: Metadata Customization, Exchange, Transformation and Migration
    3. Metadata Principles and Practices: Metadata Relationships 
    4. Metadata Principles and Practices: Metadata Standards and Types
    5. Metadata Principles and Practices: Micro-Credentialing & Capstone Project - In addition to the registration fees for the above four courses, you must register for this session, which requires an additional $70 fee.
  2. Metadata Management Tools Micro-Credentialing Series
    Do you work with large amounts of metadata? Do you wish you had ways to work with this metadata more efficiently? This 3-class certificate program will introduce you to MarcEdit and OpenRefine, two powerful tools for manipulating data, plus the Python programming language. Learn how these tools can help you perform metadata magic in a fraction of the time! Each class requires a written assignment. To earn the credential, you must complete the following classes and a capstone project.
    1. Metadata Management Tools: Introduction to MarcEdit
    2. Metadata Management Tools: Introduction to OpenRefine
    3. Metadata Management Tools: Programming with Python and PyMARC
    4. Metadata Management Tools: Micro-Credentialing & Capstone Project - In addition to the registration fees for the above three courses, you must register for this session, which requires an additional $70 fee.
For questions about the Micro-Credentialing program, please contact us at learning@amigos.org.