Library Technology (LIB)

LIB 062  1 Unit  
Care and Repair of Library Materials  

Lecture: 9 contact hours
Lab: 27 contact hours

This course provides the basic, hands-on techniques used in the binding, repair, and care of printed library materials.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 063  3 Units  
Survey of Literature for Library Technicians  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: LIB 064

Advisory: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 064  3 Units  
Introduction to Library Services  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 065  3 Units  
Public Services  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: LIB 064

Advisory: READ 015

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 066  3 Units  
Acquisitions  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 067  3 Units  
Cataloging and Classification  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Prerequisite/Corequisite: LIB 064

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 070  3 Units  
Library Technology and Computer Services  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 and LIB 064

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 071  2 Units  
Youth Services and Programs  

Lecture: 36 contact hours

Prerequisite: READ 015

This course explores age appropriate library services and programing for youth in public and school libraries.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 073  2 Units  
Library Digital Archives and Resources  

Lecture: 36 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015 and LIB 064

This course introduces archival theory and methods with a focus on digital media storage and preservation, including born-digital and digitized materials.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 098  1-4 Units  
Library Work Experience  

WRKEX: 300 contact hours

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

LIB 110  3 Units  
Information Literacy and Research  

Lecture: 54 contact hours

Advisory: READ 015

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.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU