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Mississippi’s Public Library System Accreditation Program is designed to assist public library systems in insuring all Mississippians have access to quality library services. Using levels of service as benchmarks, administrative boards of trustees and library directors can use these measures to direct local long-range planning and service delivery efforts. Specific measures are recommended in the areas of governance, administration and funding; staffing; collections; services; patrons and community; and access. By meeting these measures, a public library system can establish a baseline from which to build and expand library services.

Accreditation Program


Small Library Exemption

The Small Library Exemption allows for an alternative education requirement for a new director of a library system with a service area under 15,000.