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  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Library & Information Services-Public Services, Certificate

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain library fundamental principles, including intellectual freedom, open access, diversity, and patron privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Discuss the community needs of libraries in a diverse, multicultural and democratic society, and how these needs can be met.
  3. Describe the basics of information seeking behavior and information literacy.
  4. Identify suitable employment opportunities by matching personal and professional interests and abilities with positions within the library and information services professions.
  5. Analyze information critically to draw reasonable conclusions and/or solve problems when working with patrons, materials and technology.
  6. Identify print and electronic resources useful in keeping current with best practices and emerging trends in the library and information services professions.
  7. Identify and use the technologies generally found in the library and information services professions.
  8. Discuss the importance and characteristics of excellent customer service in the library and information services professions.
  9. Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to successfully interact with patrons and staff in the library and information services professions.


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 choose whether or not to add an elective class such as LIBR 190 Library Administration & Management for 5 credits, taught in summer quarter.

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 23-25 credits

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