Education & Careers

Career and education resources for those seeking to enter or advance in the school library field.

School Library Education Programs
Nationally recognized CAEP-AASL reviewed and approved school library education programs as well as LIS programs accredited by ALA.

School Librarianship
Information for those interested in becoming school librarians as well as those seeking to recruit people to the profession.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
Recently, Congress passed legislation providing federal student loan forgiveness for librarians. The following information explains the loan forgiveness provisions enacted by the legislation and where further details about loan forgiveness programs for librarians can be found.

National Board Certification
Information about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards' (NBPTS) certification in the area of School Librarianship.

Libraries Transform: The Expert in the the School Library
These personal professional growth competencies were developed by 2016-2017 ALA President Julie Todaro’s presidential initiative task force.