For immediate release | February 7, 2012

Texas A&M University Libraries announce salary increase for Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program graduates

CHICAGO - Texas A&M University Libraries announced that they will award up to a 4 percent salary increase to any library support staff members who complete the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program. Employees must show the relevancy of LSSC to their job and must receive advance approval.

Texas A&M’s Charles Gilreath, interim dean of libraries, said, “We have been waiting for this opportunity for some time. Texas A&M University regulation allows skill enhancement pay for many of our employees, but until now, we did not have any certification programs available to our library support staff. We support our employees getting recognition for the knowledge and skills they currently have and in continuing their education to do a better job of serving our faculty and students. We are pleased that ALA has offered this opportunity to our support staff. We hope many of them will participate in LSSC.”

To learn more about the Library Support Staff Certification Program, please visit the LSSC website or email us at


Ian Lashbrook