Library

Associate Degree

A.S. in Library and Information Technology

The Library and Information Technology program is designed to assist students in the development of a wide range of technical skills in both library and media services that can lead to or enhance employment in the library field for paraprofessionals. Additionally, the curriculum is a valuable introduction to the field for students who plan to go into graduate studies to become librarians.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
LIBT 100 Introduction to Library and Information Technology 1
LIBT 300 Introduction to Library Services 2
LIBR 325 Internet Research Skills (3) 3
   or LIBT 325 Internet Research Skills (3)
LIBT 330 Library Technical Processes 3
LIBT 331 Library Cataloging Procedures 3
LIBT 333 Library/Media Materials and Equipment 1
LIBT 343 Library Public Services 3
LIBT 345 Library Teamwork and Supervision 2
LIBT 110 Job Search Skills 1
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
LIBT 498 Work Experience in Library and Information Technology (1 - 4)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 - 4)
   or LIBT 498 Work Experience in Library and Information Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 24

The Library and Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the philosophical and legal foundations of libraries and the history, mission, roles, and organization of various types of libraries and networks.
  • examine and analyze the ethical, legal, and socio-political issues surrounding information and information technology and the basic laws, standards, and governance that pertain specifically to libraries and the Internet.
  • evaluate materials and electronic resources, construct and implement effective search strategies, and select the most appropriate information retrieval systems to meet library user needs.
  • apply standard methods of selecting/deselecting, acquiring, preparing, organizing (cataloging and classifying), maintaining, and circulating library materials.
  • describe the role technology plays in the creation, retrieval, and delivery of library resources and services.
  • select, use, and maintain appropriate equipment for library functions and services; perform basic troubleshooting.
  • manage a small library, a school library media center, or a department within a library.
  • understand the history of the Internet, how it functions, ethical issues relating to it, and how to use informational resources on the Internet to do research.
  • prepare for a job search in the library profession, create related application materials such as a resume and cover letter, and practice interviewing for a library position.

Career Information

Almost every community in the nation has a library. In the greater Sacramento area alone, there are almost 200 libraries of various kinds employing professional librarians and library clerks and technicians. Jobs are available in public, school, businesses, and special libraries as well as in media centers.

Certificate of Achievement

Library and Information Technology Certificate

The Library and Information Technology program is designed to assist students in the development of a wide range of technical skills in both library and media services that can lead to or enhance employment in the library field for paraprofessionals. Additionally, the curriculum is a valuable introduction to the field for students who plan to go into graduate studies to become librarians.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
CISA 315 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 2
LIBT 100 Introduction to Library and Information Technology 1
LIBT 300 Introduction to Library Services 2
LIBR 325 Internet Research Skills (3) 3
   or LIBT 325 Internet Research Skills (3)
LIBT 330 Library Technical Processes 3
LIBT 331 Library Cataloging Procedures 3
LIBT 333 Library/Media Materials and Equipment 1
LIBT 343 Library Public Services 3
LIBT 345 Library Teamwork and Supervision 2
LIBT 110 Job Search Skills 1
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
LIBT 498 Work Experience in Library and Information Technology (1 - 4)
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 - 4)
   or LIBT 498 Work Experience in Library and Information Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the philosophical and legal foundations of libraries and the history, mission, roles, and organization of various types of libraries and networks.
  • examine and analyze the ethical, legal, and socio-political issues surrounding information and information technology and the basic laws, standards, and governance that pertain specifically to libraries and the Internet.
  • evaluate materials and electronic resources, construct and implement effective search strategies, and select the most appropriate information retrieval systems to meet library user needs.
  • apply standard methods of selecting/deselecting, acquiring, preparing, organizing (cataloging and classifying), maintaining, and circulating library materials.
  • describe the role technology plays in the creation, retrieval, and delivery of library resources and services.
  • select, use, and maintain appropriate equipment for library functions and services; perform basic troubleshooting.
  • manage a small library, a school library media center, or a department within a library.
  • understand the history of the Internet, how it functions, ethical issues relating to it, and how to use informational resources on the Internet to do research.
  • prepare for a job search in the library profession, create related application materials such as a resume and cover letter, and practice interviewing for a library position.

Career Information

Almost every community in the nation has a library. In the greater Sacramento area alone, there are almost 200 libraries of various kinds employing professional librarians and library clerks and technicians. Jobs are available in public, school, businesses, and special libraries as well as in media centers.

Certificate

School Library Media Center Certificate

The School Library Media Center Certificate is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to run a school library media center. Students with little or no experience working in libraries will gain a valuable understanding of common job requirements for work in school library media centers. Students who are currently employed in school libraries will gain an improved understanding of their jobs and potentially increase their employment opportunities.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
LIBT 100 Introduction to Library and Information Technology 1
LIBT 300 Introduction to Library Services 2
LIBT 325 Internet Research Skills 3
LIBT 330 Library Technical Processes 3
LIBT 333 Library/Media Materials and Equipment 1
LIBT 340 Running a School Library Media Center 3
LIBT 343 Library Public Services 3
LIBT 498 Work Experience in Library and Information Technology (1 -4) 1 - 4
   or WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 -4)
Total Units: 17 - 20

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • manage a school library media center.
  • describe the skills and personal qualities that make an effective library paraprofessional.
  • describe the philosophical and legal foundations of libraries and the history, mission, roles, and organization of various types of libraries and networks.
  • describe the processes required for acquiring and maintaining a library collection.
  • identify the most appropriate methods for providing library services to a diverse clientele.
  • understand the history of the Internet, how it functions, ethical issues relating to it, and how to use informational resources on the Internet to do research.
  • select, use, and maintain appropriate equipment for library functions and services; perform basic troubleshooting.

Career Information

There are a large number of job opportunities for School Library Media Center Assistants in the Sacramento region. There are multiple school districts in Sacramento County alone. Most k-12 school sites have a school library media center and school administrators are interested in well trained library staff to run these facilities.