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Library Technical Assistant Certificate

The mission of the Library Technical Assistant Certificate 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. LTA graduates possess collection development, cataloging, media technology, technology troubleshooting, reference, collaborative, and patron services skills and are eager to network and serve the surrounding community. 

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 24

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMGEN 120COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
LIB 110INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARIES IN THE INFORMATION AGE 3
LIB 114MULTIMEDIA SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT IN LIBRARIES TODAY 2
LIB 116ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS 3
LIB 120INTRODUCTION TO CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION 3
LIB 210INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES 3
LIB 225ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND ONLINE SEARCHING 3
LIB 231SERVING THE PUBLIC IN TODAYS LIBRARIES 3
LIB 250LIBRARY PRACTICUM 1 to 3

The Library Technical Assistant Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for immediate entry into positions which help library and information services professionals acquire, prepare and organize materials, and assist library users in finding materials and information. Emphasis is on acquiring practical skills needed in day-to-day operations in a library or media center.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1LIB 110; LIB 114; LIB 120, LIB 116, and CMGEN 120
Spring Semester 1LIB 210, LIB 225, LIB 231, LIB 250

Program Contact Information

LTA Program Coordinator
S113. Banwart Library, Student Center, Peoria campus

(309) 690-6961

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Professional Support Services

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