Certification Review Committee

The Certification Review Committee

The Certification Review Committee includes active practitioners and library and information studies educators. There is one representative of the public (who may not be a librarian or employed by a library).


There shall be a standing certification review committee for each proposed certification specialty program, appointed by the ALA-APA Board of Directors, to exist for the life of that program. The purpose of a certification review committee will be to oversee development and administration of a validated method of measuring competence, based on the subject standards for professional practice, licensed from the American Library Association; establishment of an appeals process for the specific program; and, other implementation processes, subject to the approval of the ALA-APA Council. The certification review committee(s) will report to the ALA-APA Board of Directors.  All members of the Committee are required to sign the ALA-APA Conflict of Interest Statement annually.



Kayla Jean Kuni (Chair, 2023 – 2024)

Charlotte L. Canelli (Member, 2021 – 2024)

John Clexton (Member, 2021 – 2025)

Michael Courtney  (Member, 2023 – 2027)

Jeannie Dilger (Member, 2021 – 2025)

Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison)


Statement of Confidentially and Closed Meetings

Please be advised that deliberations and meetings of the committee are “closed” due to the nature of its work in discussing matters of privacy of individuals and/or institutions.