Congratulations to CPLA and LSSC Graduates!

Congratulations to those who have recently become credentialed through the Certified Public Library Administrators (CPLA) or Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) programs. Those who earn these designations are proven leaders in all aspects of the library profession.

The CPLA program is a voluntary, post-MLS certification program for public librarians with three or more years of supervisory experience. CPLA candidates must complete coursework in seven of nine competency/standard areas.

To earn the LSSC, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements and complete six competency sets.

These graduates have gained confidence in the workplace by increasing their knowledge and understanding of total library operations and services. As a result, they have earned respect and admiration of colleagues and community members alike. In addition, they have positioned themselves for advancements in the library profession.

Help us congratulate the 2020 Class of Certified Public Library Administrators. The following individuals successfully completed the program requirements and received the Certified Public Library Administrators (CPLA) designation in 2020:

  • Radha Ashok, Dacula, GA
  • Natalie Starosta, Calendonia, MI
  • Shannon Vonnegut, Santa Clarita, CA

Congratulations also go to the 2020 Class of Certified Library Support Staff. The following individuals successfully completed the program requirements and received the Certified Library Support Staff (CLSS) designation in 2020:

  • Matthew Hebert, Pine Prairie, LA
  • Marisol Moreno, Bryan, TX
  • Lisa Weaver, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Michelle Andrews, Searcy, AR
  • Da-Niel Gilcher, Springfield, OH
  • Michelle Johnson, Lutz, FL
  • Mark Clarke, Sacramento, CA
  • Rona P. Joseph, La Place, LA
  • Rebecca Marsh, Toledo, OH
  • Janetta Robinson, Minden, LA
  • Amanda Adkins, Hammond, LA
  • Charlotte McInnis Curtis, Clinton, LA
  • Holli Portier, Denham Springs, LA
  • Stephanie Cannon, Bossier City, IA
  • Natasja Williams, Talkeetna, AK

For information on the CPLA or LSSC programs, please visit the ALA-APA website or contact Kimberly L. Redd at klredd@ala.org.