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  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Library & Information Services- Technical Services

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the basic principles and standardized systems of acquiring, cataloging, classifying, processing and maintaining library materials.
  • Discuss the importance and characteristics of excellent customer service in the library and information services professions.
  • Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to successfully interact with patrons and staff in the library and information services professions.
  • Identify the scope of technical services functions.                                                                            
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize common techniques and methods of technical services operations and organization.                                                                                                                                       
  • Demonstrate awareness of current trends, issues, and problems in technical services and consider viable solutions to them.                                                                                                                               
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of and adhere to standards for descriptive cataloging and subject analysis, with an emphasis on copy cataloging.                                                                                  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and principles related to authority control.                   
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and principles related used in subject analysis, with a special emphasis on Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification.          
  • Explain the purpose, importance and principles of information organization, the relationship between the catalog and the collection, and the relationship between the catalog record and the library customer’s access to the collection.                                                                                                                                     
  • Critically analyze documents and identify concepts/subjects for indexing purposes.                       
  • Navigate subject thesauri and select and construct preferred indexing terms.                                  
  • Apply classification theory in the selection and building of call numbers.                                        
  • Use basic cataloging and processing terminology correctly.                                                              
  • Apply customer service models in performing all cataloging functions.


Important Notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Certificate programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter.
  • *Guidelines: Students can take either 3-5 credits of LIBR 140/240 Coop Education OR if they qualify to waive it through coordinator approval or substitute it for PLA credit, they can they can choose whether or not to add an elective class such as LIBR 160 Computers in Libraries for 5 credits, taught in spring quarter.

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 13-15 credits

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