CHICAGO - National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) established the special day in 2003. NLWD is now celebrated each year on the Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14-20 in 2013).
CHICAGO - The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program, in cooperation with nine state-level library organizations, will be offering Enrollment Assistance Awards (EAAs) this spring to library support staff applying for certification in the LSSC Program. The LSSC Program offers library support staff the opportunity to achieve recognition for their existing skills and knowledge, to gain new skills and knowledge and to enhance their library’s service to the public.
CHICAGO — According to results of the newly-released 2012 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic, with a less than 1 percent increase, salaries for librarians are basically flat. Survey responses from public and academic libraries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia indicate that salaries range from a low of $22,000 in public libraries to a high of more than $258,000, with the highest salary earners being library directors in university libraries.
CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will be hosting two free webinars, one on Aug. 7 and one on Aug. 8.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced today that it has completed agreements with the Three Rivers Community College, in Connecticut, and with the New Mexico’s State University-Doña Ana Community College. This agreement will allow graduates of their library science programs, who meet the established criteria, to receive the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) designation.