Library Technical Assistant
Major Code: 667A

Associate in Applied Science

The Library Technical Assistant degree provides students with a solid foundation in the theory of library work, practical knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of library technical assistants, and hands-on workplace experience that prepares them for employment in a variety of library departments. Students interested in developing expertise in a specific area can also choose to focus their studies on one of the emphasis areas – youth services, library leadership, or library technology.

General Education Requirements18

Major Program Requirements20

  • LIB100 Library as Place3
  • LIB105 Introduction to Technical Services3
  • LIB110 Technology in Libraries3
  • LIB115 Public Services3
  • LIB120 Reference and Research Strategies3
  • LIB125 Library Collections and the Community3
  • LIB250 Library Technical Assistant Practicum2

Additional Program Requirements6

  • AOS130 Customer Service3
  • CIS110 Business Information Systems 3

Elective and Emphasis Areas16

Students wanting to specialize in a particular library area should select electives from one emphasis area; students wanting a more general approach can select any electives from the categories on the next page.

Youth Services Emphasis
  • ECE115 Child Growth and Development
    PSY220 Child Psychology3
  • ENG228 Children's Literature3
  • LIB205 Pre-Teens and Teens in the Library2
  • LIB210 The School Library Media Center3
Library Leadership Emphasis
Library Technology Emphasis
  • CIS170 Networking Essentials3
  • CIS173 Introduction to TCP/IP Internetworking2
  • CIS174 Wireless Local Area Networking2
  • CIS176 Windows Server Administration3
  • CIS180 Linux/UNIX Operating Systems3
  • CIS181 Introduction to Information Systems Security3
  • CIS280 Linux/UNIX System Administration3
  • WEB110 Web Development with HTML3
Electives may be selected from the courses listed.
  • DIS101 Disability in Society3
  • DIS201 Catalyst for Change3
  • LIB200 Reader's Advisory and Adult Programming2
  • LIB240 Seminar of Current Library Issues3
  • LIB296 Special Topics in Library and Information Studies1-3
  • SPN110 Survival Spanish I3
  • SPN111 Survival Spanish II3
  • SGN100 American Sign Language I3

Total Semester Hours for Degree60

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.