CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA) announced today that the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering $200 subsidies to 90 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. If the cost of the course is less than $200, the subsidy will cover the cost of the entire course minus materials such as books, etc. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the ALA-APA.
All LSSC candidates are eligible to receive a subsidy by completing an application form. ALA-APA will give first preference to those candidates who have not received a previous subsidy. To apply for a subsidy, applicants must enroll in the LSSC by Dec. 23, 2013. LSSC enrollment information is available at http://ala-apa.org/lssc/for-candidates/eligibility-and-cost/. Recipients will be chosen using a random selection process; ALA-APA will announce subsidy awards on Jan. 6, 2014.
Recipients may use the subsidy for an LSCC-approved course in which they are currently enrolled as of November 25, 2013 or for any LSSC-approved course which ends before April 25, 2014. Candidates may not use the subsidy for approved courses that ended before Nov. 25, 2013.A catalog of approved courses is available at http://ala-apa.org/lssc/approved-courses. To receive the subsidy, recipients must add a Course Certification Certificate to their candidate record and send proof of course payment to LSSC.
More information about the course subsidies is available on the Library Support Staff website.