North Carolina Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of North Carolina

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is a career gatekeeping process implemented by the state of North Carolina to help safeguard the public from negligence or harm by the actions of one who is ill prepared or criminally minded. For librarians, both school librarians and public librarians are required to hold certification prior to employment. However, most all types of librarians are required to hold a masters degree in Library and Information Science as a prerequisite to entry-level employment.

North Carolina Library Staff Licensing Pathways