New York State Public Librarian Certification

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Applications for public librarian certification must be submitted online. Checks and official transcripts with degree conferral should be sent to the following address:

Public Librarian Certification
The State Education Department
Division of Library Development
Cultural Education Center, Room 10B41
Albany, NY 12230

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: June 3, 2015 -- asm; for questions or comments, contact us