North Dakota Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of North Dakota

Last Reviewed: November 18th, 2021

Certification, or licensure, is the process the state of North Dakota imposes on candidates of specific careers that have an outsized impact on the well-being of our communities. For librarians, only the school librarian career type is required to hold certification prior to employment. However, librarian employers impose their own version of career gatekeeping through the educational requirement of a masters degree in library and information science (or a similar library science degree) on all entry-level positions.

North Dakota Library Staff Licensing Pathways