Alaska Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Alaska

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Currently only school librarians are required to hold certification, or licensure, to be able to practice as a librarian in the state of Alaska. However, city and state public librarians are strongly encouraged to continue their professional development by completing continuing education units. You can more information about educational opportunities on the Alaska State Library website.

Additionally, most every librarian position available in Alaska will require candidates to possess an advanced degree in Library and Information sciences. Learn more about masters programs in Library and Information Sciences or explore all Library and Information Sciences degree programs offered in Alaska.

Alaska Library Staff Licensing Pathways