Library Technology – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1602.00

The Library Technology Program prepares students for entry level Library Assistant and more specialized higher-level Library Technician positions in all types of libraries under the supervision of a librarian. Coursework includes hands-on instruction in  library operations and services, including training in the use of specialized automated library systems, library service principles, and essential workplace customer service, technology, and workplace communication skills. The program highlights  job-related skills and practices needed to enter and succeed in the library workplace as well as continuing education opportunities for those currently employed. PCC’s Certificate of Achievement program is aligned with the American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC – http://ala-apa.org/lssc/).

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Articulate library principles, roles, and service issues related to the diverse communities libraries serve.
  2. Demonstrate library workplace skills by performing various library technician job duties.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of successful library service by analyzing library staff interactions with library users.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Courses
LIB 001COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS1
LIB 101INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES FOR SUPPORT STAFF3
LIB 102INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE SERVICES3
LIB 103INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY ACCESS SERVICES3
LIB 104INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY TECHNICAL SERVICES3
LIB 105INTRODUCTION TO CATALOGING FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS3
Required Electives
Select one of the following:3
SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS
BUSINESS SOFTWARE-INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Total Units19

Recommended Electives

CHDV 011INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT3
CHDV 024CSPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - THE YOUNG CHILD2
CHDV 118LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD3
LIB 020INDEPENDENT STUDY1
LIB 106LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP1
PLGL 145ALEGAL RESEARCH3
PLGL 145BCOMPUTER AIDED LEGAL RESEARCH1
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree