New Jersey Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of New Jersey

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is New Jersey’s process of gatekeeping community sensitive careers. For the librarian career, both school librarians and public librarians are required to hold certification prior to employment. The certification process involves education and character assessment that is meant to assure the public that professionals in these areas are unlikely negligent in their duties and also are more likely to be safe, trustworthy people.

For most all other types of librarian, a gatekeeping process still applies through the entry-level position requirement mandating all applicants possess a masters degree in Library and Information Science. Find all Library and Information Science degree programs in New Jersey.

New Jersey Library Staff Licensing Pathways