WIP: Library Technician

Overview

Library Technician

The Library Technician Associate of Degree is designed to prepare students for employment as paraprofessional library technicians, library assistants, and other library support staff. Students will receive the theory and practical experience needed to earn employment in school, public, special, academic libraries, and related information settings such as metadata technical or film archivist.

Career Opportunities

This field of concentration is designed to prepare students for an entry-level Library Technician Position in public, academic, school, special libraries, and other information-related industries.
 

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Library Technician Program.

Associate in science degree (AS), Library Technician

Plan Code: 2033 – The Long Beach City College Library Technician Associate of Science Degree is designed to teach the fundamentals of knowledge and skills needed for today’s library technicians, library assistants, and library support staff. The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level library technician positions in public, academic, school, special libraries, and other information-related industries. It encompasses library automation essentials such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, public access catalogs, techniques of information retrieval, and leadership. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and skillsets related to a library’s technical services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and skillsets related to a library’s patron-facing services.
Build a 2 year Semester Sequence for Associate Degree

 

Certificate of Achievement, Library Technician

Plan Code 3030 – The Long Beach City College Library Technician Certificate of Achievement is designed to teach the fundamentals of knowledge and skills needed for today’s Library Technicians. The program is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level library technician positions in public, academic, school, special libraries, and other information-related industries. It encompasses library automation essentials such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, public access catalogs, techniques of information retrieval, and leadership. 

Course Offerings

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Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer 2020

LIB 200
Foundations in Library Services

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LIB 210
Introduction to Access Services

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LIB 220
Introduction to Acquisitions

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LIB 230
Special Topics in Library Services

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LIB 240
Introduction to Cataloging

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LIB 271WE
Work Experience

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Course descriptions

FAQ

How to declare the library technician major?

  • Make an appointment with a counselor to obtain a Comprehensive Education Plan before applying for a degree. When you create a Comprehensive Education Plan, you will declare the major.

Make a Counseling Appointment

Who can help me with my questions?

Contact your instructor or Colin Williams.

You can also make an appointment to meet with your Academic Counselor, Sara Blasetti.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

HOW TO LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.