Collection Management

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Updated October, 2012

Library Support Staff who work in collection functions support coworkers and library users by assisting with the processes that put library materials on the shelf or online.  This work requires knowledge and abilities in many aspects of …

LSSC Course Program Documents

Competency Sets

3 Required 

7 Electives

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, CA

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Tamar Kirschner



1) Associate in Science (AS)

2) Certificate of Achievement

Date of Agreement: November 2018

*Students graduating from the Diablo Valley College are immediately eligible for the

Approved Course Providers

The LSSC Program has 8 Approved Course Providers who offer stand-alone approved courses which fulfill various competency sets. Below is information on all of the Approved Courses and the Approved Course Providers. Prices for these courses can be found on …

Dona Ana Community College


La Cruces, NM

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Shannon Bradley

1) Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Date of Agreement: June, 2012
Retroactive date: June, 2010

*Students graduating from Dona Ana are immediately eligible for the LSSC.


LSSC Program offers Financial Assistance


A New Round of Library Support Staff Certification Registration Assistance Awards Offered by LSSIRT and Seven States

Trish Palluck, Chair of the Library Support Staff Interests Round Table (LSSIRT) announced today that LSSIRT is offering another round of financial assistance …

LSSC announces Registration Assistance Awards

As part of a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) program, a program of the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association, will be offering Registration Assistance Awards of $175 to library support staff, half of the fee to register to become a candidate for library support staff certification. Several states are already accepting applications, including Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, Oregon and Wyoming!

Requirements for Certification

In order to become certified you must complete the following requirements:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements, and
  2. Be admitted to the program.
  3. Successfully meet the three required competency sets:
  4. Successfully meet three

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC)?
  2. What is the overall philosophy of the project?
  3. How is Library Support Staff defined?
  4. What is the value and benefit of LSSC?
  5. Why do LSS enroll in LSSC?
  6. Who is eligible to participate

Belmont College


Clairsville, OH

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Doug Walsh

1) Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Date of Agreement: September, 2012
Retroactive date: September, 2010

*Students graduating from Belmont are immediately eligible for the LSSC.

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