American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certificate

Steely Library is an approved provider of coursework for the ALA LSSC program.  The LSSC Program is comprised of ten competency sets with requirements for participants to demonstrate achievement in the three required competency areas as well as three additional elective areas.

Workshops Offered for Required Competency Areas

  • Foundations of Library Services
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Technology

Workshops for Elective Competency Areas (choose any three)

  • Access Services
  • Adult Readers’ Advisory Services
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Collections
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Supervision and Management
  • Youth Services

For more information about ALA’s requirements for this certificate please visit http://ala-apa.org/lssc/


ALA Staff Certification Workshop
Schedule for 2017

These courses are an eight week workshop taught by an instructor during the specified dates listed.


March 6 to April 28, 2017

Supervision & Management - Threasa Wesley& Nancy Campbell

Communication & Teamwork - Laura Sullivan

Access Services - Craig Person


May 1 to June 23, 2017

Adult Readers’ Advisory - Mary Chesnut

Library Technology - Perry Bratcher

Cataloging & Classification - Donna Smith


August 21 to October 13, 2017

Foundations of Library Services - Leslie Hammann

Communication & Teamwork - Laura Sullivan

Collection Management - Lois Shultz

Access Services - Craig Person


October 16 to December 8, 2017

Reference & Information Service - Threasa Wesley & Nancy Campbell

Library Technology - Perry Bratcher

Cataloging & Classification - Donna Smith



*At this time continuing education workshops do not count towards college credit.  If your organization requires college credit courses for your professional development or certification, click here for NKU Library Informatics BS degree information.