Minimum Standards: Director Personnel Requirements in Populations 10,000 and up
Massachusetts General Laws state that a library must "employ trained library personnel in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board of Library Commissioners."
"Trained library personnel" is defined in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations as a library director who has achieved a specified level of education and experience. These requirements are scaled to the population size of the municipality. Directors must also hold a certificate of librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
The following is a list of the minimum Director Personnel requirements for municipalities with populations of 10,000 and up.
|Compliance Area||Minimum Requirement||Compliance Required|
|General and Professional Education||Hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited Library Science program||Upon appointment|
|Experience||Have experience in library work including supervisory experience||Upon appointment|
|Certification||Hold a certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the Board of Library Commissioners||Upon appointment|
Citations:MGL c.78 s.19B(4) and 605 CMR 4.01(4);