Texas Librarian Certification Guide - 2023

Librarian Certification Guide for the state of Texas

Last Reviewed: December 14th, 2022

Certification, or licensure, is the process of gatekeeping a career in order to make sure applicants have a standardized level of knowledge and are not going to pose a threat to the public. The state of Texas only requires school librarians to hold certification prior to employment. However, all other types of librarian are guarded by an educational requirement in the form of a masters degree in Library and Information Science for entry-level positions.

Texas Library Staff Licensing Pathways