ERIC Number: ED354923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
A Survey of Public Library Certification Requirements in the National Library Community.
McCracken, John R.
This survey examined the certification laws or plans for certification of public library personnel in the United States. Descriptions of state certification laws or plans were derived from state library manuals, from previous surveys, and from a telephone survey of representatives of state library agencies. Sixteen states have mandatory certification of two levels or more. Mandatory certification, without a defined plan, exists in seven states, although the procedure is inactive in some. Voluntary certification is found in 8 states, and 19 have no certification. This report lists states alphabetically and summarizes their certification requirements. A list of definitions and acronyms is included; and the appendix lists the library agencies of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Department of Education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Certification, Employment Qualifications, Librarians, National Surveys, Public Libraries, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Standards, Users (Information)
John R. McGacken, 2813 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76112 ($15.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City.
Authoring Institution: N/A