Courses

Library Information Technology

LIBR 51, Introduction to Libraries and Library Resources
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60

Addresses major foundations, access, technology and reference competencies for library support staff. Surveys historical and contemporary resources and the functions and organization of libraries. Emphasis on catalogs, databases, and the evaluation and documentation of resources.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 53, Library Public Services for Library Technicians
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: LIBR 51

Provides an introduction to public services in all library types. Overview of the types of positions and career opportunities available in this area to Library Technicians. Focus includes reference, programming, and most public-facing library services.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 55A, Cataloging and Classification
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: LIBR 51 ADVISE: MABS 60

Addresses major cataloging and technology competencies for library support staff. Employs current tools and techniques for description and classification in a modem library, explores theory evolving from emerging technologies.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 55B, Technical and Access Services for Library Technicians
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: LIBR 51

Provides an overview of the paraprofessionals's role in the library technical and access services units of a library. Surveys the philosophy of practice, service functions and personnel categories employed in cataloging, acquisitions, serials, systems, and access (circulation) services. Focuses on technical skills needed to work in these library departments in a paraprofessional capacity and on current trends and issues.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 56, Computers in Libraries
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: LIBR 51

Addresses major communications, teamwork, foundations and technology competencies for library support staff. Surveys digital technologies in a modem library and networked environment; emphasizes technological change in creating, delivering and using information products and services.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 57, Internet Research Strategies
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

Supports reference, communications, teamwork, foundations and technology competencies for library support staff; introduces the general student to effective strategies for search, research and resource evaluation on the Web.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 58A, Legal Resources and Libraries
Lec-17.5

ADVISE: (ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-leve English) and MABS 60

This course introduces the law library -- its organization and its contents. There are also an overview of the different sources of law (both in print and online) and training in a legal research database. Students will be asked to locate and examine each source of law.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 58B, Medical Resources and Libraries
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: LIBR 51 and MABS 60 and (ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English)

Supports reference, communications, teamwork, foundations and technology competencies for library support staff. Surveys need and use of medical information for personal, corporate or academic use from print and online resources.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 58C, Business Resources and Libraries
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: LIBR 51 and MABS 60

Supports reference, communications, teamwork, foundations and technology competencies for library support staff. Surveys need and use of business information and libraries for personal, corporate or academic use from print and online resources.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LIBR 59, Library Work Experience
P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of the Library Information Technology Department. ADVISE: LIBR 53; LIBR 55A or LIBR 51; LIBR 55B; LIBR 56; MABS 60

Build competencies needed to work as a library technician through supervised work experience. Workplaces include all types of libraries and in both public or technical service areas. Highly recommended for advanced students with no library work experience or those seeking advancement. Focus: skill building; workplace safety, interpersonal skills, and communication; goal clarification; network development. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable