Awards - Public Information Services
Public Information Services 
Award Certificate 
Total Credits for Award 20.00 
Admission Requirements

Courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

Program Description

MCTC's Library Information Technology (LIT) Program will equip you with the practical and conceptual skills needed to work in highly automated libraries and information agencies. Whether you seek your A.A.S. Degree in order to become a paraprofessional or transfer to a 4-year college, or if you would like to earn a certificate, MCTC’s LIT program will train you in the ethical, legal and professional frameworks for delivering library and information resources to communities. Both the degree and the certificates are offered in a fully online environment.

Program Learning Outcome #1 Critically engage the content of the discipline, which includes: analyzing information and knowledge as it relates to the demands of the profession; identifying relationships between learning elements and integrate them effectively; and by building a sense of integrity and commitment to quality in how they regard information in personal and professional settings 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Demonstrate an understanding of the social and ethical frameworks in which information is created, organized, distributed, used, and contested 
Program Learning Outcome #3 Conduct effective reference interviews, helping users define their information needs; instruct users in basic research procedures, including use of the library’s catalog, databases and web searching and locating materials in the library; use locally developed tools such as subject guides, FAQs and other resources that provide guidance to answer information requests 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Use bibliographic utilities effectively; use the cataloging functions of integrated library systems; perform basic copy cataloging, including reviewing and editing cataloging records 
Program Learning Outcome #5 Demonstrate an understanding of the general trends and developments in library/information technology and be able to apply this knowledge to specific functions within a library and information environment 

Course Requirements: First Semester




 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills


 LIBT 1100

 Information Agencies


 LIBT 1300

 Public Information Services


 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110 Or

 CMST 1000 Or

 CMST 1010 Or

 CMST 2011 Or

 CMST 2012

 College Composition

 Introduction to Communication Studies

 Interpersonal Communication

 Small Group Communication

 Intercultural Communication






Course Requirements: Second Semester




 LIBT 2300

 Online Searching and Reference Services


 LIBT 2310

 Library Community and Outreach Services


 LIBT 2500

 Information Ethics and Legal Issues





 Not all LIBT courses are offered every semester.