LSSC News

LSSC Breaking News, January 2014

The January issue of Breaking News is ready! It contains details about the current state of the program, an announcement regarding an agreement between the LSSC Program and the Oklahoma Public Librarian Certification Program, links to the new ALA-APA

LSSC Program approved as meeting the requirements of the Oklahoma Public Librarian Certification Program

ODLThe Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) and the Oklahoma Library Association (OLA) Library Board have approved the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program as meeting requirements of the Oklahoma Public Librarian Certification Program at …

Course Subsidy Awards Announced for LSSC Candidates

The American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA) announced today that the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering $200 subsidies to 90 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses.  If the cost of the course is less than $200, …

LSSC Breaking News, October 2013

The October issue of Breaking News is ready! It contains details about the current state of the program, an announcement about the new Certified Library Support Staff pins which we are now giving to our graduates, links to upcoming and …

LSSC Graduate Receives Press in Local Papers

LeAnn Gelskey, the director of the Haily Public Library in Haily, ID, and a graduate of the LSSC Program, was recently acknowledged in two online publications covering news in her state. Both the Times-News and The Weekly Sun (page …

ALA-APA Recognizes Spokane Falls Community College Graduates

ALA-APA Recognizes Spokane Falls Community College Graduates

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed an agreement with the Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) that will allow its graduates, who meet the established criteria from their Library and Information Services Program, to …

LSSC Featured on Hiring Librarians Blog

Just before the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the Hiring Librarians blog featured the LSSC Program! They ran an original article where they asked hiring managers about the value of Library Support Staff Certification and also a follow-up article allowing …

New Portfolio Assesment Fees Announced

The Portfolio option for completing the competency sets in the LSSC Program will continue to be free for current candidates until February 1, 2014. On February 1st, 2014, portfolios submitted for review by current candidates to complete …

Re-certification instuctions and form posted

The Re-certification instructions and form are now live on the LSSC Website! Keep in mind that your Certification lasts four years and you should start compiling your Re-certification educational activities at the beginning of the fourth year. If you have …

LSSC Breaking News, July 2013

The July issue of Breaking News is ready! It details the current state of the program, new LTA Program Partners, a link to upcoming webinars (which will be announced soon), feedback on the program from our candidates and graduates, …