LIST 1101 Intro To Libraries and Info Sci
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course is designed to provide both a historical background to the development of modern libraries and information services, and a sense of the scope of present activities in the field. Students are introduced to the various types of libraries, media centers, and learning resource centers, and will contrast them with the concept of the Virtual Library. The course will include such topics as the role of the library technician in the delivery of services, basic library terminology, an explanation of the Library Bill of Rights and intellectual freedom, the role of library associations on the local, state, and national levels, and introduction to library journals and listservs (both professional and paraprofessional).

LIST 1103 Acquisitions and Tech Processing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101
Description

This course serves as an introduction to the techniques of ordering and receiving library materials in all formats for library and information center technicians. Training includes bibliographic verification, library bookkeeping, preparation of order lists and purchase orders, and communications with vendors. The course will address knowledge of basic finding tools, e. g. Books in Print, publishers’ catalogs, online resources, acquisitions terminology, serials ordering, check-in, and claim procedures.

LIST 1105 Public Services In Libraries
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101
Description

This course focuses on the paraprofessional’s public service role in the changing environment of today’s libraries and information centers. Topics will include basic informational and reference services; information literacy, library instruction; access services, including circulation systems; stack maintenance; supervision and scheduling; library and information center displays; security; and human relations issues.

LIST 2002 Services To Children And Youth
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101 and LIST 1105.
Description

This course introduces students to library services for children and youth. Components include basic reference and information assistance; basic selection and use of books and electronic resources; audiovisual materials and equipment; the Internet; censorship issues; programming and outreach; and the skills necessary to serve children and youth in today’s changing library environment.

LIST 2004 Public Libraries
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101
Description

This course introduces students to the skills they will need to succeed as paraprofessionals in a public library environment. Components include reference, circulation, children’s services, and other areas unique to public library settings, including outreach and literacy.

LIST 2005 Computers In Libraries
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101, LIST 1103, and LIST 1105
Description

This survey of computers in libraries will include discussions of the use of computer-based systems in libraries and information centers as well as trouble- shooting hardware and software access. Specific applications to be addressed include computer-based literature searching, indexing, and circulation from the perspective of computer applications.

LIST 2006 College and University Libraries
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101
Description

This course is an introduction to library services in academic libraries, from two-year institutions and community colleges, to four-year and university libraries, and the role of the paraprofessional within these various types of academic libraries. The course will include an overview of the history of academic libraries, academic library management, including serials management, and academic library services.

LIST 2009 Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Completion of all LIST courses listed in the Professional Curriculum for the Library and Information Science Technology Program and at least 6 hours of LIST electives
Description

Practical experience of 10 hours per week of productive work time spent in a working library situation. Prior to the internship term, the Program Coordinator will arrange the cooperation of participating institutions. Deviations from these institutions will only be made at the discretion of the Program Coordinator. Written assignments such as resume preparation and job descriptions will be reviewed during sessions with the course instructor.

LIST 2010 Prin Of Cataloging and Indexing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LIST 1101 and LIST 1103
Description

This course will move beyond the introductory course on Acquisitions and Technical Processing, a prerequisite, to a more detailed examination of the cataloging and processing of all types of materials, both print and non-print. The course will emphasize online copy cataloging while also addressing cataloging of unique materials in small libraries and information centers, as well as indexing.

LIST 2014 Services In Special Libraries
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites LIST 1101, LIST 1103, and LIST 1105
Description

This course focuses on varied types of special libraries (law, health science, business, government, history, etc.) and the role they play in facilitating the work of different user groups within an organization. Research tools and reference books specific to these unique libraries are reviewed. Class field trips to local special libraries are included.

LIST 2015 Topics In Library Science Tech
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites LIST 1101, LIST 1103, and LIST 1105
Description

Topics or areas of interest relating to the practice of library and information science technology will be covered. Subjects vary depending upon demand and timeliness. This course is intended for practicing Library Technicians (or Assistants).