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Library Technical Assistant

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Library Technical Assistant program is to prepare students for employment in various types of libraries and/or for the foundational education in information management for a master’s degree in library science. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
LIB 110; LIB 114; ENGL 110; CMGEN 120; Elective

Spring Semester 1:
LIB 125; LIB 216; ENGL 111 ; Mathematics; Elective

Fall Semester 2:
LIB 127; LIB 231; Laboratory Science; Social Science; Elective

Spring Semester 2:
LIB 210; LIB 250; COMM 110; Humanities; Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS *3
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CMGEN 120COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
LIB 110INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARIES 3
LIB 114AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION 2
LIB 125CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION 3
LIB 127MARC RECORD AND TECHNICAL PROCESSING 3
LIB 210REFERENCE 3
LIB 216INTRODUCTION TO COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT 3
LIB 231INTRODUCTION TO PATRON SERVICES 3
LIB 250LIBRARY PRACTICUM 1 to 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVES **14

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Recommended Electives: CHILD 231; PRLGL 112; EDUC 230; HLTH 121; LIB 111, 200, 222.

For Program Information Contact:

Pam Thomas
LTA Program Coordinator

Library-Administration Building
Room L445
(309) 694-5508