Ohio Librarian Certification Guide - 2022

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Ohio

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is Ohio’s gatekeeping process for community sensitive careers. Collectively, Ohioans have determined there are certain careers where professionals work with school-aged children or negligence of the professional can result in the harming of individuals or the community at large. For librarians, both school librarians and public librarians have been deemed community sensitive careers and both require librarian candidates to hold certification.

Additionally, most all other types of librarians also are required to jump some hurdles in the form of a masters degree in Library and Information Science prior to employment.

Ohio Library Staff Licensing Pathways