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Directors

Handbook for Louisiana Public Library Directors

Certification
The director of any public library in Louisiana must by certified by the State Board of Library Examiners. To be eligible for certification, a candidate must have

  • A baccalaureate degree,
  • A master’s degree of library science from an ALA accredited library school,
  • Three years of appropriate executive experience, after receiving the master’s degree, and
  • Met CE requirements as established by the State Board of Library Examiners.

The examination includes both oral and written components and covers aspects of public library service such as organization and administration, financial operations, and standards for library service.  It is given quarterly. For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Library Development at 225-342-4931.

Trustees

Handbook for Louisiana Library Trustees – The online version is in the process of revision.  To obtain a copy, please contact Library Development at 225-342-4931.

Trustee Directory -- This directory is only available to those with access to the Extranet.

Resources
ALA’s Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations Resources for Trustees