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 at  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  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  To receive the subsidy, recipients must add a Course Certification Certificate to their candidate record and send proof of course payment to LSSC. 

The LSSC is partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  For more information, please contact LSSC staff at lssc@org or Ian Lashbrook.