Currently, certification is only a requirement for school librarians in Alabama. However, it is likely only a matter of time before certification is a requirement for city and state public libraries. The benefits of standardized librarian quality and competencies far outweighs the negatives associated with certification redtape. Those who are required to become certified also experience benefits through greater job security and higher pay as a result of basic career gatekeeping.
However, even now, most every librarian position throughout the state requires a masters degree in Library and Information Sciences. Here, you can find all Library and Information Science degree programs offered in Alabama.