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Public Library Management Institute - State of Tennessee: PLMI

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Watch this spot for information about our next PLMI class beginning in the Winter of 2021.


The Tennessee Public Library Management Institute is sponsored by Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Institute is a comprehensive training program designed to qualify graduates as Certified Public Library Managers (CPLM).  The main component is a three-year Public Management Institute (PLMI) for the directors of small and medium-sized public libraries or library branch managers who do not have MLS degrees. The Institute focuses on leadership, management, and community partnerships. 

An application and FAQ page are available below.


PLMI Forms and Information

Meeting Location 2

Location: Montgomery Bell State Park

2021 Dates: February 28 - March 5, 2021

We continue to watch the environment with regard to CoVid-19. Dates are subject to change to ensure the health and safety of all participants.