For immediate release | June 12, 2012

ALA-APA announces financial assistance for LSSC candidates

CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program announced today that it is offering $200 subsidies for 75 candidates to complete LSSC approved courses. LSSC is a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA).

All LSSC candidates are eligible to receive a subsidy by completing the 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 July 30, 2012. LSSC enrollment information is available at the LSSC website. Recipients will be chosen using a random selection process; ALA-APA will announce subsidy awards on Aug. 6, 2012.

Recipients must complete an LSSC approved course by April 1, 2013. To see what courses are currently available, please check out the Approved Courses section of our website. To receive the subsidy, recipients must add a Course Certification Certificate to their candidate record and send proof of course payment to LSSC.

The LSSC is partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, please contact LSSC staff at lssc@org or Ian Lashbrook.


Ian Lashbrook

Research Associate

ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA/APA)

800-545-2433 ext.2424