New York State Public Librarian Certification

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Certified Public Librarians

Any person appointed to or employed in a permanent (part-time or full-time) professional librarian position in a public, free association or Indian library in New York State must hold an ACTIVE public librarian certificate issued by the New York State Education Department.

Certification Requirements -- Public Librarians

The Commissioner of Education defines the requirements for certification of public librarians in Commissioner's Regulation §90.7 and the requirements for the employment of library personnel working in public, free association, and Indian Libraries in Commissioner's Regulation §90.8.

Information on School Media Specialist (Library) Certification

Library Media Specialist Certification Requirements; from the Office of Teaching Initiatives, State Education Department

Last Updated: January 30, 2015 -- asm; for questions or comments, contact us