Possibly the most important investment in any community is with the local library. WMCC has created a one-year program to provide continuing education to those working in libraries or who are training to enter the field as a paraprofessional. Courses will cover all aspects of library work including circulation, reference, and technical services.
The Library Technology Certificate is designed to provide training for paraprofessionals entering the field and continuing education to those already employed. Library technicians and library assistants work in all types of libraries and information centers including public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, and special libraries. Program courses prepare students for all aspects of library work: circulation, reference, and technical services, with an emphasis on current and emergent technologies. A field placement translates the classroom work to practical experience.
Program only available online.
|LIB101W||Foundations in Library Service||3||0||3|
|LIB104W||Introduction to Technical Services||3||0||3|
|MGMT214||Management & Teamwork||3||0||3|
|ENGL214W||Children’s Language and Literature||3||0||3|
|LIB108W||Introduction to Reference and Information Sources||3||0||3|
|LIB111W||Technology and Media in Libraries||3||0||3|
|LIB116W||Introduction to Cataloging and Classification||3||0||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to:
- Identify and apply the basic principles of:
a. Reference and information services;
b. Circulation, including collection management;
c. Cataloging and classification systems; and
d. Acquisitions and collection development.
- Understand the basic principles of and practice quality customer service.
- Identify and apply the ethics and values of the profession, including an understanding of the Library Bill of Rights, the ALA Code of Ethics, freedom of information, confidentiality of library records, and privacy issues.
- Use effective communication skills to enhance approachability and to transmit information.
- Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to new technology.
- Assist and train users to operate public computing equipment and other library related technologies.