Professional Certification

School librarianship and public librarianship both require professional certification with unique regulations and procedures. Students seeking the Master of Information, Library and Information Science concentration should follow information in this section to ascertain what is relevant their academic and career goals.

Public Library Certification

Working in New Jersey public libraries requires obtaining a Professional Librarian Certification from the State of New Jersey. The certification process has been transferred from the New Jersey Department of Education to Thomas Edison State College.

Download the application form

Applicants may also email registrar@tesc.edu to obtain an application packet.

For additional information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document.

School Library Certification

Obtaining certification can be a bit confusing. MI-LIS aims to provide students with all relevant information about New Jersey certification and how to apply for certification. The process will differ depending on circumstances, such as education, current certifications, and goals. The School Library section may help answer some questions.