Category Archives: Support Staff

Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC)

Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) is designed to recognize the value and accomplishments of library support staff.  The certification program is directed towards those who work in positions in libraries that do not require a graduate degree in Library Science. To earn the LSSC, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements, and then successfully complete six of ten competency sets.  To get more details on the LSSC program, visit http://ala-apa.org/lssc/.… Read the rest

Free webinars from ALA’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program is offering two free webinars next week, both open to the public. Information on how to register for these webinars is listed below:

June 10th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Monday, June 10th, at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers and library users. … Read the rest

Free webinars from ALA’s Library Support Staff Certification Program

The latest edition of the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program’s Breaking News is now available for download! The LSSC Program is also offering two free, upcoming webinars open to the public. Information on how to register for these webinars is listed below:

May 13th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Monday, May 13th at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain … Read the rest

January Webinars Introduce LSSC, Explain Portfolio Prep

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer two free webinars in January. Anyone interested in the programs is invited to sign up by clicking the links below.

January 9th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works.  The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support … Read the rest

Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Update

By Nancy Bolt, LSSC Project Co-Director

It has been a very busy summer and fall for LSSC. The big news: competencies in the 10 LSSC competency sets have been revised. With input from the LSSC Certification Review Committee, library experts and ALA Divisions, the LSSC staff prepared revised competencies. The ALA-APA Executive Board approved the new competencies on October 28, 2012. You can see the new competencies on the LSSC website. With the new competencies approved, the portfolio development Read the rest

Free webinars about ALA’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

The American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be hosting two free webinars regarding the program next week. Information and links to register are listed below. If you have any questions, please email lssc@ala.org.

November 13th, 2pm Central Time – An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Tuesday, November 13, at 2:00 pm (Central), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification … Read the rest

Library Support Staff Certification Program Offers Two September Webinars

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer two free webinars in September. On Friday, September 14 at 2:00 pm (CST), LSSC will host an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend … Read the rest

ALA-APA announces more financial assistance for LSSC Candidates

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program announced that it is offering $200 subsidies for 75 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. When the cost of the course is less than $200, the subsidy will cover the cost of the entire course minus materials such as books. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA).

More information and the application can be found here: http://ala-apa.org/lssc/2012/06/11/ala-apa-announces-financial-assistance-for-lssc-candidates/Read the rest

ALA-APA announces financial assistance for LSSC Candidates

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 … Read the rest

Preparing a Portfolio – June 12th, 2pm CST

Many LSSC candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements. On Tuesday, June 12, at 2:00 pm (CST), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio. The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions and learn how your portfolio will be evaluated. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register now to attend. … Read the rest