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Awards - Library Information Technology
Title
Library Information Technology 
Award Associate of Applied Science 
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and summer terms.

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

If students place into lower-level courses, they must complete the appropriate developmental coursework before they are admitted into the program. Non-degree-seeking students may be waived from program course prerequisites. To receive a course prerequisite waiver, students must contact either the course instructor or the Information Studies department coordinator.

 
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 LIBT 1100, LIBT 1400, and LIBT 2900 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Demonstrate an understanding of the social and ethical frameworks in which information is created, organized, distributed, used, and contested LIBT 1200 and LIBT 2900 
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 LIBT 1300, LIBT 2310, and LIBT 2900  
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 LIBT 1400, LIBT 2200 and LIBT 2210  
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 LIBT 2300 

Course Requirements: First Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills

 2.00

 LIBT 1100

 Information Agencies

 3.00

 LIBT 1200

 Technical Information Services

 3.00

 LIBT 1300

 Public Information Services

 3.00

 LIBT 1410

 Topics in Library Information Technology

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 CMST Course

 Choose any CMST course

 3.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 LIBT 1400

 Preserving History and Memory: Archives in Current Society

 3.00

 LIBT 2200

 Collecting and Organization of Metadata

 3.00

 LIBT 2300

 Online Searching and Reference Services

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 LIBT 2210

 Indexing and Abstracting

 3.00

 LIBT 2310

 Library Community and Outreach Services

 3.00

 General Education 

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas   (Recommended INFS 2510)

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas (Recommended: SOCI 1160)

 3.00

 General Education 

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas  

 3.00
 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 INFS 2600

 Ideas, Censorship and Politics

 3.00

 LIBT 2500

 Information Ethics and Legal Issues

 3.00

 LIBT 2900

 Library/Information Agency Internship

 3.00

 General Education

 Recommended: INFS 2610 and one course from MnTC Goal Area 3, 4, or 6

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

To complete the Library Information Technology A.A.S. degree students are required to successfully complete an additional 15 credits of General Education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least four of the MnTC Goal Areas. Specific courses that are recommended are INFS 2510, INFS 2610 and SOCI 1160.

All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.