Friday, August 20, 2010

Subsidy Available for Library Support Staff Certification Program

From Gerald Maginnity
Subject: Subsidy Available for Library Support Staff Certification Program

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program is accepting applications for 55 subsidies of $200 from LSSC Candidates to enroll in and complete LSSC-approved courses. Candidates who receive a subsidy award will receive a $200 reimbursement after they pay for, and complete, an LSSC-approved course.

To apply for a subsidy, candidates must be accepted in the LSSC Program by September 15, 2010. Subsidy recipients must successfully complete one of LSSC's Approved Courses by April 1, 2011:


Candidates must apply for the subsidy by September 15. The LSSC Program staff will select recipients using a random selection process and announce subsidy awards on September 27.

LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA).

The LSSC Program is partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, please contact LSSC Program staff via e-mail lssc@ala.org

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, are Library Technology classes at PCC LSSC approved courses?

Gena said...

That is a good question. There might be an answer posted before I can ask folks but I'm willing to check it out.

For those of us that completed the certificate before the certification standards this is a valid question.

Will dive in. Thanks for asking.

Evelyn said...

I looked into this and unfortunately, PCC classes are not LSSC approved courses.

Here you can find where the approved courses are offered which at a variety of places all over the country. Different institutions offer different classes. It looks like the closest approved places on the list is Long Beach City College and Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.

Here is the link again:

. You'll see all the approved courses are all outlined by who offers it, the cost and etc.