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Library Information Technology
Course Code
LIBT 1100  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Information Agencies 
Description This course surveys the history, organization, personnel and functions of libraries and information agencies in the United States. You will learn about major theories and ideas relevant to the field. You will discuss the various job opportunities that exist in information agencies and allied fields. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051 or LIBT instructor approval.

Co-requisites

Recommended LIBT 1200, LIBT 1300 and LIBT 1410.

 


Course Code
LIBT 1200  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Technical Information Services 
Description This course surveys all aspects of library and information agency technical services, including acquisitions, serials management, resource description and access, government documents management, collection maintenance, automation systems, and basic budget management. You will explore the philosophy, policies, and procedures of each service area and how they interrelate. 
Prerequisites  

ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051 or LIBT instructor approval.

Co-requisites

Recommended LIBT 1100, LIBT 1300 and LIBT 1410.

 
Pre/Co-requisites

LIBT 1100 or instructor approval.

 


Course Code
LIBT 1300  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Public Information Services 
Description This course surveys all aspects of library and information agency public services, including circulations, interlibrary loans, reserves, reference and research services, and children's and young adult services. You will explore the philosophy, policies, and procedures of each service area and how they interrelate. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051 or LIBT instructor approval.

Co-requisites

Recommended LIBT 1100, LIBT 1200 and LIBT 1410.

 
Pre/Co-requisites

LIBT 1100 or instructor approval.

 


Course Code
LIBT 1400  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Preserving History and Memory: Archives in Current Society 
Description This course examines archives as powerful repositories of history and memory and the archivist as an active agent in the process of shaping our knowledge of the past. You will look at the traditional functions of archives, which are selection, preservation and access, as well as the roles of archivists and support staff, both in their institutional settings and within the context of the wider society they serve. 
Prerequisites  
Pre/Co-requisites

LIBT 1100 or instrctructor Approval.

 


Course Code
LIBT 1410  Credits 1.00 Lec View Details
Title Topics in Library and Information Technology 
Description This course provides an opportunity to study a variety of topics in library and information technology. Possible topics include studies of collection development, management, online privacy and the role of libraries, trends in social media and relevant technologies. 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051 or LIBT instructor approval.

Co-requisites

Recommended LIBT 1100, LIBT 1200 and LIBT 1300.

 
Pre/Co-requisites

LIBT 1100 or instructor approval.

 


Course Code
LIBT 2200  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Collection Organization and Metadata 
Description This course introduces cataloging and classification of information resources, including print, audiovisual, and digital formats. You will apply cataloging meta data standards to create original and edit existing MARC records in OCLC. You will be introduced to Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes. You will use library of Congress Subject Headings and other controlled vocabularies for subject analysis or resources. You will be introduced to professional and ethical standards for cataloging, emphasizing user access to information. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 1200 or instructor approval.



Course Code
LIBT 2210  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Indexing and Abstracting 
Description This course introduces indexing and abstracting theory and practice. You will learn about metadata standards, language control and index quality. You will practice back-of-the-book as well as information-object indexing. You will work with traditional print resources and digital material. You will be introduced to professional and ethical standards for indexing and abstracting, emphasizing user access to information. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 1200 or instructor approval.



Course Code
LIBT 2300  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Online Searching and Reference Services 
Description This course provides hands-on training in locating, searching, and evaluating a variety of web-based databases and virtual libraries. You will develop the skills necessary to effectively match the patron's request for information with the appropriate resources. You will explore ways of delivering electronic reference services and the dynamics of the online reference interview. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 1300 or instructor approval.



Course Code
LIBT 2310  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Library Community & Outreach Services 
Description This course examines community and outreach services provided by libraries of all types. You will explore how academic, public, and special libraries as well as school media centers in the United States, build partnerships and serve their broader communities, with emphasis on those who are traditionally under served. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 1300 or instructor approval.



Course Code
LIBT 2500  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Information Ethics and Legal Issues 
Description This course introduces you to ethical and legal issues related to information use and dissemination in libraries and society. You will examine the library profession's stance on intellectual freedom and censorship; ethical and legal theories of information; professional ethics and law; copyright and intellectual property; and security and privacy issues. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 1200LIBT 1300, or instructor approval.



Course Code
LIBT 2900  Credits   3.00-4.00 Variable Credit Int./Prac. 0.00 Lec 0.00 Lab View Details
Title Library/Information Agency Internship 
Description The internship provides structured on-the-job training in a library or information agency. You will work with and assigned site supervisor at an approved library or information agency to design a custom work plan, allowing you to develop your practical skills. You will also develop a working resume and participate in an instructor-led seminar throughout the semester. Must be taken Pass/Fail. 
Prerequisites  

LIBT 2200, LIBT 2210, LIBT 2300, and LIBT 2310 or instructor approval.