Graduates of the Highline Community College Library & Information Services program with a Certificate or an AAS degree may be eligible to apply for the ALA Library Support Staff Certification.
"The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program is a national certification program sponsored by the American Library Association that allows library support staff to demonstrate their competencies and become a Certified Library Support Staff (CLSS).
LSSC was developed by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. LSSC began accepting applications for LSSC candidacy in January 2010. It is now supported by the American Library Association and managed by the Allied Professional Association. LSSC was inspired by the Western Council of State Libraries Library Practitioner Certificate Program." --About LSSC, http://ala-apa.org/lssc/about-lssc/
If you are eligible to apply for LSSC and you would like financial assistance, you may submit a request for a scholarship to Hara Brook. Please include your full name and date of graduation. The award is for $175 or 1/2 off the cost of enrollment which is $350. Students may be currently enrolled in the L&IS program (you won't receive the certification until you graduate) or those who have graduated after January 2011. This scholarship program ends on June 30th, 2013.