Last Reviewed: November 18th, 2021
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.