New Mexico Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of New Mexico

Last Reviewed: November 18th, 2021

Certification, or licensure, is New Mexico’s method of ensuring the public is protected against professional negligence and placing the public in the trust of untrustworthy individuals. For the librarian profession, both school librarians and public librarians are required to possess certification prior to employment. Most all other types of librarians also face an educational version of gatekeeping exists in the form of a masters degree in Library and Information Science being a prerequisite to entry-level employment.

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New Mexico Library Staff Licensing Pathways