What Recent LSSC Graduates Are Saying about the Program

I have a deeper understanding of my job and profession.  The program is well worth the time investment and is an accomplishment that I am proud of having completed.” Elias – Lockesburg, AR

Very proud of myself to have finished this program and be able to use my knowledge in my library to help people more effectively.” Bexi – Iron River, MI

The Certification Program on a whole was a great learning experience.  I would encourage anyone who is interested in furthering their knowledge in the field of library science to pursue this program as a great start.”

The teachers did an excellent job with conveying the content for the courses and were always approachable and easy to communicate with.” Elizabeth – Mamou, LA

Here is a program that promotes the work in the library and the level of staff.  I am happy for what I have learned in relation with what I knew before attending this program.” Stephane – Reston, VA

I had a positive experience with the classes I took and the information I learned.” Rachel – Bryan, TX

Very beneficial to library staff as it increased my knowledge in various areas.  The number of participating institutions made it possible for me to complete the program while working full-time and with family obligations.” Roberta – Conway, SC

You may be saying, “This sounds like an interesting program. But what exactly is LSSC, and how can I get involved?” I’m glad you asked.

Managed by the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), the Library Support Staff Certification program (LSSC) is a program which is designed to recognize the value and accomplishments of library support staff.

Who is it for? LSSC is directed towards those who work in positions in libraries that do not require a graduate degree in Library Science.

What is the path to certification? To earn the LSSC, candidates must first meet specific eligibility requirements, and then successfully complete six of ten competency sets. Candidates may complete these sets by submitting portfolios, completing approved courses, or graduating from training programs in LSSC colleges with which LSSC has a Recognition Agreement .

For more information on the LSSC program, visit the LSSC website. You may also send inquiries via email to: lssc@ala.org.