Professional Certification

Public librarianship and school librarianship each require professional certification with unique regulations and procedures. If you are seeking the Master of Information, Library and Information Science concentration or School Librarianship concentration, follow the information in this section to determine what is relevant to your academic and career goals.

Public Library Certification

To work in New Jersey public libraries, you must obtain 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 New Jersey State Professional Librarian Certificate Application and Checklist form or email to obtain an application packet.

For additional information, please refer to SC&I School Library FAQs.

School Library Certification

Obtaining school library certification can be confusing. The SC&I Office of Student Services aims to provide you with all relevant information about New Jersey certification including how to apply. The process will differ depending on circumstances such as your education, current certifications and goals.

For additional information, please refer to MI School Library Certification for more information.

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If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Students Services at 848-932-7550 or