Financial aid for LSSC Program

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Application must be submitted by March 15, 2013

Idaho Commission for Libraries is offering financial assistance to library support staff applying for certification in the American Library Association's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program. LSSC Enrollment Assistance Awards (EAAs) will be granted to four (4) Idaho library support staff members who wish to become candidates in the program. The EAAs ($175) will pay one-half of the candidate registration fee. Successful award recipients will be asked to pay the remainder of the enrollment fee with their own funds or funds obtained from other sources.

The LSSC Program offers library employees the opportunity to achieve recognition for their experience, enhance library service, and increase skills and knowledge in areas such as the foundations of librarianship, technology, and communication. This national certification not only provides a tool for candidates that document their experience and skills as they seek future employment, but also travels with them regardless of geographic location.

The LSSC program is funded by a grant to the American Library Association from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

An application form and more information is available at http://libraries.idaho.gov/lssc.