Library Technology Certificate Program

Library Technology Certificate

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a Library, assisting librarians to acquire, prepare, and organize material, and/or assisting users in finding information. In some cases, such as in small branch or school libraries, library technicians may perform any or all of these tasks on their own.

REQUIRED COURSES:

CIT 010*         Beginning Keyboarding (0-3) Units

ENGL 055      Children’s Literature  (3) Units
OR
ENGL 155 **   Children’s Literature  (3) Units
OR
LIB 063           Survey of Literature for Library Technicians (2) Units

LIB 062           Care and Repair of Library Materials  (1) Unit
LIB 064           Introduction to Library Services (3) Units
LIB 065           Public Services (3) Units
LIB 066           Acquisitions (3) Units
LIB 067           Cataloging and Classification (3) Units
LIB 070           Library Technology and Media Services (4) Units
LIB 098 ***      Library Technology Work Experience  (1-4) Units
Lib 110            Information Literacy and Research (2) Units

TOTAL UNITS:  22-29

* or demonstrated ability to type 30 wpm for five minutes
** or any other college-level literature course
*** This requirement may be waived if the student has been employed in a library for at least one year at full-time (or equivalent).

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