Montana Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Montana

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is Montana’s regulatory process to safeguard the public from professional negligence or likelihood of criminal misconduct. School librarians and public librarians are the two types of librarians who are required to hold certification in Montana prior to qualifying for employment. Both school and public librarians hold positions of great community trust and having a gatekeeping process in place makes great sense. 

Additionally, in most all other types of librarian careers (including school and public librarians), an educational requirement to employment serves as career gatekeeping by requiring a masters degree in Library and Information Science for entry-level positions.

Find all Library and Information Science degree programs in Montana.

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