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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Library Information Technology
Major: 3392
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-64
CIPS Code: 25.0301
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Education and Training / Library Media Technology
Instructional Council: Library (38)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


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.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.



Required Courses
 Credits: 30
+LBT101Foundation of Libraries and Information Services3
+LBT110Introduction to Technical Services and Collection Management3
+LBT130Introduction to Reference Skills and Resources3
+LBT140Multi-media for Libraries and Information Centers3
+LBT150Introduction to Public Services3
+LBT160Introduction to Library Information Systems3
+LBT271Library Information Industry Careers and Portfolio Development1
 
+LBT272AALibrary Internship in Technical Services (1) OR 
+LBT272ABLibrary Internship in Public Services (1) OR 
+LBT272ACLibrary Internship in Media Services or Information Services (1)1
 
Students should choose one of the following three tracks:
 
Track I: Library Information TechnicianCredits: 10
 LBT212Introduction to Archival Methods (2) 
 LBT215Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials (2) 
 LBT217Serials Management (1) 
 LBT218Basic Materials Repair (1) 
 LBT219Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management (1) 
 LBT234Advanced Internet Research (1) 
 LBT252Customer Service and Supervisory Skills for Paraprofessionals (1) 
 LBT254Library Services for Children and Young Adults (2) 
 LBT255Organization and Management of the Small Library (3) 
 LBT262Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries (1) 
 LBT265Database Management for Libraries (1) 
 LBT266Advances in Information Systems (1) 
 LBT270Practicum Projects (1) 
 LBT273Special Topics in Library Information Services (1) 
 LBT274Independent Study in Library Information Services (1) 
 IFS101Information Skills in the Digital Age (3)10
 
Track II: Library PractitionerCredits: 10
 LBT255Organization and Management of the Small Library3
 LBT212Introduction to Archival Methods (2) 
 LBT215Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials (2) 
 LBT217Serials Management (1) 
 LBT218Basic Materials Repair (1) 
 LBT219Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management (1) 
 LBT234Advanced Internet Research (1) 
 LBT252Customer Service and Supervisory Skills for Paraprofessionals (1) 
 LBT254Library Services for Children and Young Adults (2) 
 LBT262Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries (1) 
 LBT265Database Management for Libraries (1) 
 LBT266Advances in Information Systems (1) 
 LBT270Practicum Projects (1) 
 LBT273Special Topics in Library Information Services (1) 
 LBT274Independent Study in Library Information Services (1) 
 IFS101Information Skills in the Digital Age (3)7
 
Track III: School Library Media CenterCredits: 10
 LBT255Organization and Management of the Small Library3
 LBT254Library services for Children and Young Adults2
 ENH/EDU291Children's Literature3
 
 LBT212Introduction to Archival Methods (2) 
 LBT215Cataloging and Classification of Library Materials (2) 
 LBT217Serials Management (1) 
 LBT218Basic Materials Repair (1) 
 LBT219Collection Maintenance and Shelf Management (1) 
 LBT234Advanced Internet Research (1) 
 LBT252Customer Service and Supervisory Skills for Paraprofessionals (1) 
 LBT262Computer Maintenance and Security for Libraries (1) 
 LBT265Database Management for Libraries (1) 
 LBT266Advances in Information Systems (1) 
 LBT270Practicum Projects (1) 
 LBT273Special Topics in Library Information Services (1) 
 LBT274Independent Study in Library Information Services (1) 
 IFS101Information Skills in the Digital Age (3)2
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 9
Students should select nine (9) credits from the following except courses used to satisfy Required Courses.
 BPC+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers prefixed course (3-6) OR 
 CIS+++++Any CIS Computer Information Systems prefixed course (3-6) OR 
 ENH+++++Any ENH English Humanities prefixed course (3-6) OR 
 IFS+++++Any IFS Information Studies prefixed course (3-6) OR 
 LBS+++++Any LBS Library Skills prefixed course (3-6)3-6
 
 LBT+++++Any LBT Library Technology prefixed course1-9
 
+ART/MMT190Art of Website Design3
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 BPC/CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
+CIS233BAInternet/Web Development Level II-B1
+CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
+COM225Public Speaking3
+COM230Small Group Communication3
 COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
 CPD102AHStress Management2
 CPD103BAWomen in Transition2
 EDU220Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)3
 EDU221Introduction to Education3
 EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
 EDU236Classroom Relationships3
 EDU/ENH291Children's Literature3
 EDU/HUM/STO292The Art of Storytelling3
 IFS101Information Skills in the Digital Age3
 MCO120Media and Society3
+MCO220Cultural Diversity and the Media3
 OAS101Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting3
 BPC/OAS111AAComputer Keyboarding I1
+PSY255Psychology of the Information Age3
 CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service3
 
General Education Requirements
 
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-25
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-15
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 Any approved general education course from the First-Year Composition area.6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
 CRE101College Critical Reading (3) OR 
 Equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.3
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
 

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. (ENH/EDU291)
 


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