Library Technology

academics

Library Technology

LIB101W Foundations in Library Service
(3 Credits)
This course introduces library public services operations across multiple library types.  Students will be introduced to various library types and the services they provide.  This course will also explore general customer service techniques and how physical space impacts service.  Emphasis is placed on public relations, problem solving, communication skills, and circulation policies and procedures.  Programming and program design will also be introduced.

LIB104W Introduction to Technical Services
(3 Credits)
This course is an introduction to the elements of technical services, including cataloging, classification, acquisitions, preservation, and collection management.  Current trends and issues will be examined.

LIB108W Introduction to Reference and Information Sources
(3 Credits)
This course introduces the various print and digital information sources commonly used by libraries.  Students will learn how to conduct a reference interview to determine the information need of a patron and introductory skills for selecting and using specialized information sources.  Upon completion, students will be able to determine patron need, and will be able to use a variety of sources to answer questions and when to refer more difficult questions.

LIB111W Technology & Media in Libraries
(3 Credits)
This course serves as an introduction to a variety of digital media forms as they are being used in the library and information service fields.  Current web and multimedia tools will be explored.  Discussions will focus on issues, trends, and current uses.

LIB114W Library Internship
(3 Credits)
This field placement will give students hands on, real world experience in a library of their choosing.  Students must complete 90 hours in the field.  The library competencies to be demonstrated will be determined by students, employer, and instructor consensus.

LIB116W Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
(3 Credits)
This course will introduce the principles of organization of information and information retrieval systems.  Topics covered will include organization of print and non-print collections, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress and Sears Subject Headings, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules and MARC records.  Library automation systems and their management, copy cataloging, and trends in technology will also be covered.