Public Library Staff Education Program

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About the Program

The Public Library Staff Education Program is a tuition reimbursement program developed by the California State Library to assist California public and county law libraries with staff professional development. Funding for credentialed training is provided to enable library staff to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support valuable programs and services in their communities. The Program includes two components:

Public Library Staff Education Program (PLSEP)

Employees who have worked for a California public or county law library for at least a year and are enrolled in a master's degree in library and information science from an American Library Association accredited program may be eligible for apply for tuition reimbursement through the PLSEP. Please see application guidelines for requirements and further information. This is a competitive program, and a professional review panel evaluates the applications received to recommend for award. Awards are made for the reimbursement of the course fees. Tuition reimbursement is administered by the cooperative library systems.

Library Support Staff Training (LSST)

The LSST program provides tuition reimbursement for support staff members who are working in a California public or county law library and seeking a Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) from the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association. A support staff position is defined as a library position which does not require a master's degree in library and information science. To apply, LSST applicants must be employed at a California public or county law library for at least one year and show proof of enrollment into the Library Support Staff Certification program. Please see application guidelines for requirements and further information. Successful applicants can receive up to $3000 in the grant year.

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Application Guidelines and Materials

Tuition Reimbursement Process

Awards

Contact Information