A Library Support Staff Online Resource Center is now available through the American Library Association (ALA). This newly-revised website is designed to provide resources of interest for library support staff, paraprofessionals, and those interested in library work. It is divided into several major sections for ease of use:
- The education and training section provides general information on library training resources, library competencies, library certification programs, library degree programs, and financial assistance.
- The certification information by state section provides links to information regarding statutes mandated by each individual state.
- The library certificate and degree programs section provides links to institutions that offer certificate, associate, bachelor and master degrees. Institutions that offer any type of library degree are sorted by individual states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
- The colleague connection section consists of national, regional, and state associations that library paraprofessionals may be interested in joining.
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