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LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 053, LIBRARY INTERNSHIP

Units: 3
Class hours: 16 lecture, 120 laboratory total
Prerequisite: Library Technology 101, 110, 122
Advisory prerequisite: Level 3
Closely supervised field work experience in two selected library settings that will allow the student to apply learned knowledge and skills. Weekly review seminars and discussions are conducted in the classroom and on-line. To be taken in the last semester of an A.A. Degree or Certificate in Library Technology. Grade: CR/NCR only.
 

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 054, CHILDREN'S LIBRARY SERVICES

Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None
Advisory prerequisite: Level 3
 
Explores standard procedures and practices in libraries as they are adapted to a children's library situation.  Each student has practice evaluating materials and using various methods for sharing literature with children, e.g., reading aloud, story times, displays, and bibliographies.
 

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 101, INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY

Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None
Advisory prerequisites: Level 3
 
Introduction to libraries as a career field with particular emphasis on the role of the library technician in various types of library settings. This course provides an overview of library history, organization, staffing, services, collections, online information sources and terminology.
 

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 102, INFORMATION SOURCES FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS: TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None
Advisory prerequisite: Level 3
 
An introduction to information sources in both printed and electronic formats. Includes a basic theoretical and practical exploration of the nature and types of information in selected subject fields. Builds skills in information searching and in evaluation of information and information sources.
 

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 110, TECHNICAL SERVICES

Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None
Advisory prerequisite: Level 3
 
Evaluation and acquisition of books and other media for libraries. Basic theories, principles and concepts of bibliographic control, including descriptive cataloging, classification, subject analysis and bibliographic maintenance. Emphasis placed on Anglo American Cataloging Rules, MARC, LC and Dewey classification and LC Subject Headings. Original and copy cataloging using an online bibliographic cataloging system and online bibliographic utility.
 

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY 122, PUBLIC SERVICES

Units: 3
Class hours: 48 lecture total
Prerequisite: None
Advisory prerequisite: Level 3
 
Exploration of library public services with special emphasis placed on a variety of issues as they relate to the circulation of library materials, the use of the Internet and full-text databases for reference and the preparation and delivery of library programs.
 
 
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