Michigan Librarian Certification Guide - 2023

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Michigan

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is Michigan’s gatekeeping process for community sensitive careers. Standardizing library technology knowledge and criminal background checks are important processes to undergo in order to keep our school aged children safe and communities educational needs satisfied.

School librarians and public librarians are the only types of librarians who are required to hold certification prior to employment. However, most all other types of librarians are still required to hold a masters degree in Library and Information Science to qualify for entry-level employment.

Find all Library and Information Science degree programs in Michigan.

Michigan Library Staff Licensing Pathways