Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Library Technician Certificate

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CIP 25.0301
Rosemary Breckenfelder, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The LTN program prepares you for a career in a variety of information environments including academic libraries, public libraries, school media centers, special libraries – corporate, correctional, law and medical – and other information services. In rural settings, the Library/Media Technician manages the library/media center and is the person responsible for providing additional library services, such as maintaining the computerized catalog and library webpage, conducting patron orientation and directing library programs.

Program Description

This program offers instruction in a variety of library functions including collection management (selecting and acquiring materials); cataloging; processing and repair of library materials; circulating and shelving materials; helping patrons with reference, readers’ advisory and resource sharing services; and managing a small library or media center. We also train you in the nontechnical skills you need to be a successful library technician: customer service, listening, speaking, writing, attention to detail and working as a member of a team.

Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

The LTN program is designed for the student who, because of time or distance constraints, is looking for an online degree. The courses use the Desire2Learn platform.

If you plan to transfer to a bachelor’s level program, consult with your advisor to determine the transferability of courses.

Total Credits: 30

Certificate Requirements

General Education Requirements (12 Credits)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences OR Humanities Credit(s): 3

Communications (6 Credits)

Select one:

Mathematics (3 Credits)

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