South Carolina Librarian Certification Guide - 2023

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of South Carolina

Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2022

Librarian certification, or licensure, is the process South Carolina implements as a way of gatekeeping the librarian career. In South Carolina, only school librarians and public librarians are required to hold certification prior to employment. Reason being both librarians work with school-aged children and are in charge of implementing important educational programs for the community. 

For other types of librarians in South Carolina, there is still a strong barrier to entry in the form of an educational requirement of a masters degree in Library and Information Science for entry-level positions.

South Carolina Library Staff Licensing Pathways