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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Library Information Technology: Basic
Major: 5911
First Term: 2007 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 20
CIPS Code: 25.0301
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Library (38)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Library Information Technology: Basic provides an introduction to library information services and practical skills for entry-level employment as a page, clerk, or library information assistant/technician, as well as to upgrade the skills of staff who presently work in library 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: 20
+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 Information Industry Careers (1) OR 
+LBT272ABLibrary Internship in Public Services (1) OR 
+LBT272ACLibrary Internship in Media Services or Information Services (1)1

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.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)
8.Describe the functions and operations of libraries and information organizations. (LBT272++)