Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3392
First Term: 2011 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64
CIP Code: 25.0301

Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Library (38)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Library Information Technology program prepares students for paraprofessional positions in libraries and information organizations, and upgrades the skills of staff presently working in those settings. The program also serves those wishing to change careers or change their current assignment. Individual courses serve as a continuing education option for employees of libraries or information organizations.



Required Courses
+LBT101 Foundation of Libraries and Information Services 3
+LBT110 Introduction to Technical Services and Collection Management 3
+LBT130 Introduction to Reference Skills and Resources 3
+LBT140 Multi-media for Libraries and Information Centers 3
+LBT150 Introduction to Public Services 3
+LBT160 Introduction to Library Information Systems 3
+LBT271 Library Information Industry Careers and Portfolio Development 1
+LBT272AA Library Internship in Technical Services (1) OR
+LBT272AB Library Internship in Public Services (1) OR
+LBT272AC Library Internship in Media Services or Information Services (1) 1

Students should choose one (1) of the following three (3) tracks:

Track I: Library Information Technician Credits: 10
Students should select ten (10) credits from the following courses:
LBT212 Introduction to Archival Methods 2
LBT215 Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials 3
LBT217 Serials Management 1
LBT218 Basic Materials Repair 1
LBT219 Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management 1
LBT234 Advanced Internet Research 1
LBT252 Customer Service and Supervision 1
LBT254 Library Services for Children and Young Adults 2
LBT255 Organization and Management of the Small Library 3
LBT262 Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries 1
LBT265 Database Management for Libraries 1
LBT266 Advances in Information Systems 1
LBT270 Practicum Projects 1
LBT273 Special Topics in Library Information Services 1
LBT274 Independent Study in Library Information Services 1
IFS101 Information Skills in the Digital Age 3

Track II: Library Practitioner Credits: 10
LBT255 Organization and Management of the Small Library 3

Students should select seven (7) credits from the following courses:
LBT212 Introduction to Archival Methods 2
LBT215 Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials 3
LBT217 Serials Management 1
LBT218 Basic Materials Repair 1
LBT219 Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management 1
LBT234 Advanced Internet Research 1
LBT252 Customer Service and Supervision 1
LBT254 Library Services for Children and Young Adults 2
LBT262 Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries 1
LBT265 Database Management for Libraries 1
LBT266 Advances in Information Systems 1
LBT270 Practicum Projects 1
LBT273 Special Topics in Library Information Services 1
LBT274 Independent Study in Library Information Services 1
IFS101 Information Skills in the Digital Age 3

Track III: School Library Media Center Credits: 10
LBT255 Organization and Management of the Small Library 3
LBT254 Library services for Children and Young Adults 2
EDU/ENH291 Children`s Literature 3

Students should select two (2) credits from the following courses:
LBT212 Introduction to Archival Methods 2
LBT215 Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials 3
LBT217 Serials Management 1
LBT218 Basic Materials Repair 1
LBT219 Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management 1
LBT234 Advanced Internet Research 1
LBT252 Customer Service and Supervision 1
LBT262 Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries 1
LBT265 Database Management for Libraries 1
LBT266 Advances in Information Systems 1
LBT270 Practicum Projects 1
LBT273 Special Topics in Library Information Services 1
LBT274 Independent Study in Library Information Services 1
IFS101 Information Skills in the Digital Age 3

Credits: 30

Program Competencies
1. Describe the evolving types of information from print-based materials to digital information and the corresponding evolving roles of library information professionals in various libraries. (LBT101)
2. Identify and describe types of library information collections, including core collections, reference, and special collections and technical services processes required to manage collections. (LBT110)
3. Describe common types of reference resources, and effective techniques for providing reference services for students doing research. (LBT130)
4. Describe applications of audio equipment, video equipment, computer graphics and software, photography, and media formats in libraries and information organizations. (LBT140)
5. Describe the role and functions of public services in library and information organizations in contemporary society. (LBT150)
6. Describe common types of information systems for libraries and the information organizations, including online catalogs, computerized circulation systems, operating systems, local area networks, and networked databases. (LBT160)
7. Explain the historical development of the roles of archival collections and basic processing techniques. (LBT212)
8. Explain and demonstrate the processes used for bibliographic control of library materials, classification systems and cataloging techniques. (LBT215)
9. Describe the processes of acquiring, de-selecting, automating, and explain the financial management of serial materials. (LBT217)
10. Explain and demonstrate basic processes of preserving and repairing library materials. (LBT218)
11. Explain and demonstrate basic processes of collection assessment, deselection, organization, physical location and maintenance of library materials. (LBT219)
12. Describe and demonstrate advanced applications of the Internet and databases as an informational resource and explain and demonstrate effective techniques for conducting research on the Internet. (LBT234)
13. Describe and demonstrate effective communication, teamwork and supervisory skills required for effective customer service in libraries and information organizations. (LBT252)
14. Describe and demonstrate principles and practices of effective services for children and young adults. (LBT254)
15. Describe the key management functions and techniques in the small library. (LBT255)
16. Describe common applications of computers in libraries and information organizations; demonstrate basic procedures for computer maintenance and security in libraries and information organizations, including software and hardware, wiring, and basic troubleshooting. (LBT262)
17. Describe common types and applications of library database systems. (LBT265)
18. Explain the principles and applications of distributed computing and network technologies and identify emerging new technologies in library and information organizations. (LBT266)
19. Demonstrate outcomes of a practicum project. (LBT270)
20. Identify and describe career opportunities and professional organizations and tools for growth within the library and information service career fields and develop a portfolio to demonstrate student learning. (LBT271)
21. Describe the functions and operations of libraries and information organizations. (LBT272++)
22. Identify current issues in the field of library information services. (LBT273)
23. Present findings of independent study on topics in library information services. (LBT274)
24. Access, evaluate, and utilize information to solve an information need. (IFS101)
25. Utilize children`s literature to enhance the library learning environment. (EDU/ENH291)
Last Updated: March 22, 2011

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