New Library Directors Handbook

Certification

Since we just talked about continuing education opportunities, we'll take a quick look at certification in Montana. The State Library certifies public library directors. Public library directors must obtain 60 hours every 4 years. You need to obtain the following credits:

  • Library Administration - 20 credits
  • Library Services to the Public - 10 credits
  • Collection Management and Technical Services - 10 credits
  • Technology - 10 credits
  • The last 10 credits can be in any category.

Once you have the 60 credits you can contact the State Library to become certified. For required forms and more information about the program please see http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/library_development/certification .