Certification FAQs

Periodically, the board hosts an information session explaining the process of applying for Paralibrarian Certification. This two-hour class walks applicants through the guidelines page by page and answers any questions. In this class, a sample application is provided and explained.

You may download a sample application as well as other helpful documents.

For more involved questions, please contact any one of our Paralibrarian Certificate Mentors.

Common Questions

  1. Please, send your check with your application.
  2. “I’m not planning to pursue certification; can I still attend the classes?” Yes.
  3. NHLA Cancellation policy. If you paid online, there is a $5 cancellation fee. For the complete policy, please click here.

Paralibrarians Classes

For current class offerings, please visit the NHLA calendar and filter by Paralibrarians. Also note that classes offered by other sections are also eligible for points, just bring Form D for the instructor to sign if a certificate of attendance is not offered.

For a complete list of classes that the Paralibrarians Section has hosted previously to reference descriptions or point values, please see our amended guidelines or list of classes.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Virtual Education Opportunities

The path to paralibrarian certification requires a fair amount of learning. This section will maintain a list of links to online educational opportunities available to all to facilitate applicants' efforts to engage in continued education. If you notice a dead link or a mistake or have suggestions for additional links to provide, please contact the Paralibrarian webmaster: Stefanie Binette, Merrimack Public Library.

These links contain webinars and other opportunities that can help meet certification requirements. However, we encourage all library professionals to use these links to their advantage in ongoing professional development efforts.

Professional Development Opportunities

Resources for Professional Development

Below is a list of links to access additional resources for professional development. As always, please refer to the paralibrarian application guidelines to ensure that the resource you have chosen meets the requirements for points. This list is a compilation of resources found in various places, not a definitive list of guideline-appropriate items.

A special thank you to the State Library staff who have diligently provided many of these links through the NHAIS listserv: https://maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/nhais-l