ERIC Number: ED062998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Certification of Public Librarians in the United States; A Detailed Summary of Legal and Voluntary Certification Plans for Public Librarians Based on Information Supplied by the Various Certificating State Agencies or other Appropriate Sources, 2nd Edition.
Frame, Ruth R.; Coyne, John R.
Contained in this report is a detailed summary of legal and voluntary certification plans for public librarians in each of the 50 states. Descriptions of the certification plans for public librarians are based on information supplied by state agencies in September 1971. Each plan is identified by the descriptive terms--mandatory, permissive or voluntary. Mandatory certification is required by state law. Specific penalties for failure to comply are included in the statutes and codes of some of the states. Permissive certification is sanctioned by state law, but not compulsory. Voluntary certification has no legal basis, and is generally sponsored by a state library association. States which have no certification law or plan are also listed. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Certification, Employment Qualifications, Librarians, Library Standards, Public Libraries, State Standards
American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Library Administration Div.
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