A recent article entitled, “ICC Library Graduate Assistants up for Accreditation,” reports that the Library Technical Assistant Program at Illinois Community College will be eligible for ALA-APA accreditation. Here’s an excerpt from that story published on EastPeoriaTimesCourier.Com:
East Peoria, Ill. — Graduates of the Illinois Central College Library Assistant Program will be eligible for national certification by the American Library Association – Allied Professional Association. That certification is referred to as Library Support Staff Certification. The ALA-APA made this announcement after reviewing ICC’s program and finding the LSSC’s competency requirements are covered in the coursework.
The LSSC, which is becoming a standard for library professionals, shows employers in Illinois, as well as nationwide, that the graduates are serious about their work and future in the profession, says Lorelle Swader, ALA-APA director. “ICC graduates will be recognized for their skills and knowledge with this national certification,” she said.