LIBRARY (LIB)

LIB 001  COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Fundamentals of college-level research using academic and online research tools. Focus on planning, developing effective search strategies, critical evaluation of information, and documentation of sources following standard citation styles. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): LIB 001 and approval of student project

Individual research projects on library-related topics. Regular periodic faculty conferences and written report are required. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 101  INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES FOR SUPPORT STAFF  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: LIB 001 and BIT 106 or experience with standard office software

Characteristics of the main types of libraries with a focus on tools and terminology of library services and the role of library support staff in library operations. Library principles, service philosophy, and issues related to library services are also covered. For students interested in working in library support staff roles, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
LIB 102  INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE SERVICES  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of LIB 001
Recommended Preparation: LIB 101

Basic tools, techniques and philosophy of library reference services with a focus on reference interview skills and effective search techniques for assisting library users with basic reference and research inquiries. Social and ethical issues related to reference services policies and patron privacy are also covered. For students interested in working in library support staff roles, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 103  INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY ACCESS SERVICES  
3 unit  

Library circulation and access services with a focus on customer service, online circulation systems, and the organization and maintenance of library collections. Issues related to access services policies and patron privacy are also covered. For students interested in working in library support staff roles, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 104  INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY TECHNICAL SERVICES  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: LIB 101

Fundamentals of library technical services with a focus on the tools and skills needed for library acquisitions and processing library materials. Issues related to collection development policies and access to library materials are also covered. For students interested in working in library support staff roles, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 105  INTRODUCTION TO CATALOGING FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): LIB 104

Basic principles of descriptive cataloging with a focus on the tools and skills needed for copy cataloging using national standards and common bibliographic utilities. Includes an overview of the basic principles of subject classification and issues related to bibliographic and authority control in online catalogs. For students interested in working in library support staff roles, but open to all students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 106  LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): LIB 101 and 104
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor approval

Supervised on-the-job experience in an approved library setting. Requires 60 hours of non-paid work or 75 hours of paid work for one semester unit. Total of 60 hours work experience.

Grade Mode: Pass/No-Pass
LIB 120  INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: LIB 101

Basic archival principles and practices including: handling, storing, describing, organizing, and preserving documents and data. Use of Describing Archival Collections (DACs) for discovery of archival collections. Survey of current online systems for managing archival materials. For students interested in working in archives or special collections. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
LIB 121  TECHNOLOGIES & PROCESSES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: BIT 025

Basic processes of digital repositories including assessing collection materials, scanning, managing files for preservation, quality control and the use of digital asset management systems. For students interested in working in digital preservation projects. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 122  INTRODUCTION TO METADATA FOR DIGITAL OBJECTS  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): LIB 121
Recommended Preparation: LIB 105

Basic principles of metadata development for digital repositories. Survey of common metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies. Emphasis on use of Dublin Core schema to create shareable metadata records for application across a collection of digital objects. For students interested in working in digital preservation projects. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 123  INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): LIB 121

Introduction to copyright and privacy issues relating to digital projects. Includes an overview of public domain, fair-use, licensing, copyright status as selection criteria, and rights metadata. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
LIB 124  SURVEY OF DIGITAL PRESERVATION  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of LIB 121 and LIB 122, or equivalent skills as demonstrated through placement based on the Library Technology Assessment process

Examination of core components and functions of a digital preservation program. Topics include digital preservation strategies, tools, and policies that work effectively for a variety of data types and cultural heritage organizations. For students interested in working in a digital preservation program, but open to all students. Total of 36 hours of lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
LIB 126  ARCHIVES & DIGITAL COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): LIB 120 , 121, and 122
Corequisite(s): LIB 124
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor approval

Supervised practical experience working in an approved archives, specialized collection or digital project in a library, museum, or other type of organization. Pass/no pass grading. Requires 60 hours of non-paid work or 75 hours of paid work for one semester unit.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass