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Public Librarian


A librarian is an information professional trained in library and information science, which is the organization and management of information services or materials for those with information needs.

Certification Requirements:

Certification requires a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.

Certifications Issued and Active:

In 2013, there were 479 certifications issued for this occupation.
As of 2014, there were 20,501 active certifications for this occupation.*
*Note: Certificates are not purged as people retire, etc. This is the total number of certificates issued since 1970.

Certifying Authority:

New York State Education Department
New York State Library, Division of Library Development
Public Librarian Certification
Cultural Education Center, Room 10B41
Albany, New York 12230
Phone: (518) 474-7890
Fax: (518) 486-5254

Standard Occupational Classification:

25-4021.00 - Librarians
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the certifying authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 7/9/14.

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