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Pennsylvania State Certification
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Public and School libraries have certification requirements for some staff members.

From the PA Department of Education site:

All public library directors in libraries receiving state aid are required to have a certification level based on the population of the service area of the library where they are employed. The certification levels are: library assistant, provisional librarian, and professional librarian.

Pennsylvania teaching certificates with endorsement in school librarianship may be issued to graduates of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have [met certain requirements].

Most professional-level librarian positions require an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science. Non-MLS positions are usually paraprofessional-level and in most libraries pay less, although some smaller or rural institutions are staffed mainly or entirely by non-MLS workers, and some of these are staffed by one person.

Find out how to apply: State Certification Application Information

 

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