The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program announced today that it is offering $200 subsidies for 75 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. If the cost of the course is less than $200, the subsidy will cover the cost of the entire course minus materials such as books, etc. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA).
All LSSC candidates are eligible to receive a subsidy by completing an application form available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYRXSR8. ALA-APA will give first preference to those candidates who have not received a previous subsidy. To apply for a subsidy, applicants must enroll in the LSSC by July 30, 2012. LSSC enrollment information is available at http://ala-apa.org/lssc. Recipients will be chosen using a random selection process; ALA-APA will announce subsidy awards on August 6, 2012.
Recipients must complete an LSSC approved course by April 1, 2013. A catalog of approved courses is available at http://ala-apa.org/lssc/approved-courses. To receive the subsidy, recipients must add a Course Certification Certificate to their candidate record and send proof of course payment to LSSC.