California Librarian Certification Guide - 2023

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of California

Last Reviewed: January 28th, 2023

In the state of California, the school librarian career is the only type of professional librarian who is required to possess a certification, or licensure. However, for most every other type of librarian, a masters degree in Library and Information Sciences is a prerequisite for employment. 

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California Library Staff Licensing Pathways