Mississippi Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Mississippi

Last Reviewed: November 18th, 2021

Certification, or licensure, is the process of shielding access to community sensitive careers as a way of sheltering the public from negligent or dangerous individuals. In Mississippi, school librarians are the only type of librarian currently requiring certification. The reason for certification is to protect school-aged children from criminals and make sure librarians are knowledgeable with all leading library technologies, among other educator related skills. 

For all other types of librarian, while no Mississippi mandated certification is required, educational requirement of a masters degree in Library and Information Science is ubiquitous for entry-level positions.

Find all Library and Information Science degree programs in Mississippi.

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