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Dutchess BOCES School Library System: Becoming a School Librarian

NYS Guidelines

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Teacher Certification Guidelines NY
The home site for teaching certifications in New York State. 
TEACH Online Services
Keep track of your certification process with TEACH
Preparation Pathways

There are multiple pathways to becoming a certified teacher librarian in New York State, use this resource to investigate further.

Search Certification Requirements

An interactive search engine for certification requirements

Universities with the Teacher Librarian Pathway

A list of universities in New York State that have a certified pathway to teacher librarianship.

AASL Guide to Librarianship

These pages have been developed to provide information to those interested in becoming school librarians as well as those seeking to recruit people to the profession. It provides information on the job itself, the job outlook, education and licensing across the U.S., job hunting, and ideas for recruitment.  Information from individual states is provided where available.

Learning about the Job 
What a school librarian does, salaries, job outlook, mentoring and job shadowing programs, as well as testimonials from working school librarians.

Library Education & Licensing
Information about certification, licensure and endorsement, and finding a library education program.

Finding a Job
Where to find job postings and job hunting tips.

Recruitment Ideas
Useful tools for recruiting to the school library profession.

State-by-State Information 
Each state was asked to provide information on licensure, scholarships, library education, job hunting, mentoring, and recruitment efforts.

"School Librarianship", American Library Association, March 10, 2017. (Accessed April 3, 2018) Document ID: c6953552-c068-a384-f59b-791e374e862b