New Mexico Librarian Certification - 2024 Guide

by Staff

Updated: December 12th, 2023

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