The certification program meets the requirements for Teachers of Library Media from the Indiana Professional Standards Board. Coursework for this certification area can be completed fully-online with the exception of student teaching or interning, which must be completed within the state of Indiana.
The public library certification is a process administered by the Indiana State Library for people working in Indiana public libraries. It is not awarded by Indiana University or the Department of Library and Information Science, and is not the same as school library media (teaching) certification. Coursework at the undergraduate level, for certificate levels 4, 5 and 6 is available through Ivy Tech. Coursework for levels 1, 2 and 3 is provided in the Master of Library and Information Science program.