LIB 062 1 Unit
Care and Repair of Library Materials
This course provides the basic, hands-on techniques used in the binding, repair, and care of printed library materials.
LIB 063 3 Units
Survey of Literature for Library Technicians
This course is an introductory study of Readers' Advisory work as performed in public, academic, and school libraries. It offers a practical study of popular literature and literary genres, interpersonal skills, and interview techniques needed to become successful in recommending specific titles and/or authors to library patrons based on parameters such as reading interests, age groups, and reading levels.
LIB 064 3 Units
Introduction to Library Services
This course is an introduction to the philosophy of library services; the history and types of libraries; the relationship of a library to the community it serves; the organizational structure of libraries; the role of the Library Technician; and the development of a positive workplace attitude.
LIB 065 3 Units
This course is an introduction to the public services provided by the modern library. Topics include circulation systems and practices; library classification and catalogs; customer service; reference resources and services; government information resources; information literacy instruction; archives and special collections; library programming; censorship; and security issues in libraries.
LIB 066 3 Units
This course is an introduction to acquisitions practices in the modern library. Topics include needs assessment; collection management; selection of print and online resources; acquisitions processes; weeding/deselection of materials; ethics; preservation; legal and safety issues in libraries; and intellectual freedom.
LIB 067 3 Units
Cataloging and Classification
This course is an introduction to descriptive and subject cataloging, classification of materials using the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress systems, preparation of MARC computer database records, and use of electronic bibliographic utilities.
LIB 070 3 Units
Library Technology and Computer Services
This class is an introduction to the application and integration of automation systems and computer in libraries. Students will be exposed to a variety of computer applications, including online public access catalogs and automated circulation systems. This course provides an overview of a wide variety of computer services and issues within a library setting ranging from public access, social media, cyber security and emerging technologies.
LIB 071 2 Units
Youth Services and Programs
This course explores age appropriate library services and programing for youth in public and school libraries.
LIB 073 2 Units
Library Digital Archives and Resources
This course introduces archival theory and methods with a focus on digital media storage and preservation, including born-digital and digitized materials.
LIB 098 1-4 Units
Library Work Experience
Supervised training, in the form of on the job employment that will enhance the student's knowledge in the selected field of study. The student's major and job must match. For paid work, 75 hours = 1 unit; for volunteer work, 60 hours = 1 unit. Students may earn a total of 16 units toward graduation in Work Experience 098 courses. See department for specific guidelines.
LIB 110 3 Units
Information Literacy and Research
This is an introductory course covering the skills needed to effectively access library and online information sources, to critically evaluate the information retrieved, and to practice ethical behavior in regard to information technology.