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 Arts (AA), Library Technician

Plan Code: 1030 – The Long Beach City College Library Technician Associate of Arts Degree is designed to teach the fundamentals of knowledge and skills needed for today’s Library Technicians. Students can earn this degree by completing the 18 units of required Library Technician courses, in addition to completing the 42 general requirement and electives units that LBCC offers. 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 the Internet. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Students will synthesize the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills for all major components of a working library. 
  • Examine and compare information from various sources to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias. 
  • Identify and internalize library standards, principles, organization, theoretical knowledge, and practices. 
  • Demonstrate, via hands-on exercises and activities, the skills required to work and perform at a library technician level. 
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. It 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 the Internet.

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.