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Considering a career in libraries? Here are some local and online library science and school media training programs to explore.

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Working in Connecticut libraries

Professional positions in libraries in Connecticut usually require a master's degree in library or information science or a similar degree. Specialized positions may require multiple degrees. Some academic library positions require doctoral degrees.


Library media specialist and teacher/librarian positions in Connecticut public schools usually require CT teaching certification with endorsement #062, Library Media. There are a variety of available routes to obtaining certification depending on where you are starting. See "CT Certification as a School Library Media Specialist," below. Some private and parochial schools do not require certification, but may instead require a master's degree in library/information science or a related field.


Positions with words such as "technician" or "assistant" or "clerk" in the job title are generally considered support staff and do not require an advanced degree. For these positions, you may want to try an LTA certificate program to learn more about the profession and boost your credentials.


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LTA certificate programs are intended to enhance the skills of paraprofessionals currently working in libraries and to introduce library service to those wishing to enter the field. The mission is to prepare paraprofessionals for all aspects of library work, with particular emphasis on technology related aspects of the field.



Fairfield University offers three online certificate programs for candidates seeking to improve their skill levels in particular areas of specialization in the Educational Technology field:




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