ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC)

LSSC is designed to recognize the value and accomplishments of Library Support Staff. The LSSC Program is managed by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), and Library Juice Academy has developed a set of approved courses that allow you to earn this certification. Each of the ten courses we offer in the program addresses one of the ten competency sets defined by ALA-APA. There are three required courses, and seven electives, out of which candidates select three. Classes are six weeks in length. If you want to pursue LSSC certification, it is important to make your arrangements first through the ALA-APA.

LSSC Elective Competencies: Youth Services2024-09 (Sep), 2025-09 (Sep)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Collection Management2024-08 (Aug), 2025-08 (Aug)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Access Services2024-10 (Oct), 2025-07 (Jul)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Cataloging and Classification2025-02 (Feb)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Adult Readers’ Advisory Services2025-11 (Nov)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management2025-10 (Oct)$375.00
LSSC Elective Competencies: Reference and Information Services2025-03 (Mar)$375.00
LSSC Required Competencies: Communication and Teamwork2025-06 (Jun)$375.00
LSSC Required Competencies: Technology2025-04 (Apr)$375.00
LSSC Required Competencies: Foundations of Library Services2025-01 (Jan)$375.00