Continuing professional development (PD) for library staff builds greater confidence, bolsters morale, and grows existing skill-bases in library teams. It also values the contribution that allied professionals provide in representing the library more effectively and developing leadership opportunities. This presentation articulates the AUS library staff professional development experience with particular focus on participation in ALA’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) program. It will be of interest to those currently exploring PD offerings, applying for funding support, and seeking first-hand insight into study options and time commitments. It will also be important to librarians exploring enhanced learning opportunities for staff.