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Program Coordinator: Marie Shaw- 860-449-4411
Our Library Technology certificate program is nationally accredited by the American Library Association through their Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC). Students who complete the Library Technology certificate at Three Rivers Community College demonstrate nationally accepted competencies of library service and operations. Students benefit from LSSC in many ways, such as it gives students proof of their achievements, their certification is portable in other states, and it provides students an edge on employment opportunities.
This 30 credit program is designed to prepare individuals for
employment as library technical assistants as well as to improve the
knowledge and skills of those already working in public, academic
and special libraries.
Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below. Courses may be taken in any order with the exception of those that require a prerequisite.
LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
|Course ID||Title of Course||Credits|
|CSA* K105||Introduction to Software Applications||3|
|LIB* K101||Introduction to Library Public Services||3|
|LIB* K104°||Introduction to Reference Services||3|
|LIB* K116°||Cataloging and Classification||3|
|LIB* K123||Introduction to Library Technical Services||3|
|LIB* K127||Management Strategies||3|
|LIB* K201°||Digital Resources in Libraries||3|
|_________||Computer Science Elective (LIB* K125 or a course contingent on advisor approval)||3|
|Library Technology Elective + ##|
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check
college catalog course description.
+ Library Technology elective courses available: LIB* K120, LIB* K121, LIB* K125, LIB* K202
## LIB* K202° is required for students with no practical library experience.
Library Technology, Certificate
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
explain the mission of libraries, departments and services of libraries, and basic library policies.
demonstrate good customer service and communication skills.
recognize and explain common library terminology.
apply knowledge of basic technology skills (including online computer automation systems; word processing, email, Internet and other productivity software; and internet and database searching techniques) to assist patrons in a rapidly changing technological environment.
explain basic reference and information resources and referral procedures.
explain basic library classification systems and use them to catalog and retrieve materials.
demonstrate appropriate methods and techniques for material processing, storage, and preservation.
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