Last Reviewed: November 18th, 2021
Certification, or licensure, is state enforced representation of a community sensitive career qualifying process. In Missouri, the school librarian career is the only type of librarian required to hold certification. The reason being that school librarians work with school aged children and are also charged with the all-important job of educating our future. Most all other types of librarian still have a gatekeeping process that manifests in the form of a masters degree in Library and Information Science being the ubiquitous educational requirement for all entry-level librarian positions.