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Library Technical Assistant Certificate

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 27 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Library Technical Assistant Certificate program is to prepare students for employment in various types of libraries and/or for the foundational education in information management for a master’s degree in library science. LTA graduates possess collection development, cataloging, media technology, technology troubleshooting, reference, collaborative, and patron services skills and are eager to network and serve the surrounding community. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
LIB 110; LIB 114; LIB 125

Spring Semester 1:
LIB 127; LIB 216; CMGEN 120

Fall Semester 2:
LIB 210; LIB 231

Spring Semester 2:
LIB 250; Elective


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CMGEN 120COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
LIB 110INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARIES 3
LIB 114AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION 2
LIB 125CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION 3
LIB 127MARC RECORD AND TECHNICAL PROCESSING 3
LIB 210REFERENCE 3
LIB 216INTRODUCTION TO COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT 3
LIB 231INTRODUCTION TO PATRON SERVICES 3
LIB 250LIBRARY PRACTICUM 1 to 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVE *3 to 4

* Recommended Electives: CHILD 231; PRLGL 112; EDUC 230; HLTH 121; LIB 111, 200, 222.

For Program Information Contact:

Pam Thomas
LTA Program Coordinator

Library-Administration Building
Room L445
(309) 694-5508

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