Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Library Course Syllabi / Websites

To see current course offerings, see the Schedule and Open Closed Class List
(Schedules available approximately 10 weeks prior to term. See Academic Calendar.)

PCC Schedule Open/Closed List
       

LIB 1 BASIC LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS 1.0
Organization and knowledge of academic libraries including online catalogs; periodical indexes, and online and web resources; application of the research process and research strategies; selection and evaluation of print and online resources; documenting sources and preparation of bibliographies. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Syllabus/Web Site:

Freda Lin, Krista Goguen, Celina Lee, Meredith Bloom, Jared Burton 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Utilize knowledge of the organization, resources and services of academic libraries and the basic steps of the research process to retrieve print and online information sources.
  2. Critically evaluate and differentiate sources of information for research projects.
  3. Cite sources correctly following a citation style.

LIB 10A INTERNET AND WEB-BASED INFORMATION RESOURCES 1.0
Use of the Internet and online resources for academic research. Focus on effective search strategies, resource selection and critical analysis. Includes basic e-mail techniques and creation of a basic web page. Overview of the organization the Internet, web browsers and discussion of the ethical, social, and legal issues of the Internet. Recommended: Basic computer skills including familiarity with Windows, a keyboard and mouse. Total of 18 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU

Syllabus/Web Site:

 Celina Lee, Krista Goguen, Jared BurtonWalter Butler

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Utilize online research resources and search tools for academic research.
  2. Apply effective strategies to select and critically evaluate and cite information found in online resources.
  3. Create a basic web page demonstrating ethical use of the Web.

LIB 20 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of two Library courses and approval of student project.
Individual projects related to the understanding and utilization of libraries and their resources; faculty conferences and direction. Total of 54 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Conduct a research project independently on a topic agreed upon with the instructor.
  2. Utilize skills in information retrieval, organizing contents, synthesizing and analyzing information for a specialized research paper or project.
  3. Produce a well-organized, coherent research paper or project.

For more infromation, contact Krista Goguen at kfgoguen@pasadena.edu. (for 2013/14 contact Christina Sheldon at casheldon@pasadena.edu)


LIB 101 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS 3.0
Theory and practice in a variety of roles performed by library technicians in all types of libraries and information centers. Emphasis on the library techniciansÆ role in the delivery of services, the tools and terminology of library services, and strategies for successful job placement. Discussion of the Library Bill of Rights, and the relationships of libraries to the communities they serve. Review of online resources that support paraprofessional activities. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site: Martha Camacho, Krista Goguen

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Compare/contrast the types of libraries, including: missions, services, collections, and communities they serve. Examine and explain ethical, legal, and social issues related to library service.
  2. Identify, differentiate and explain the relationship between the operational areas within libraries and the roles of library paraprofessionals in various types of libraries.
  3. Appraise the function of library associations, trade journals and outline resources for career development, resume preparation and job search strategies.

LIB 102 INTRODUCTION TO REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES 3.0
Prerequisite: Lib 1.
Recommended Preparation: Lib 101
Introduction to reference services and information resources appropriate for paraprofessionals working in libraries and information centers. Use of basic reference tools in print and non-print formats. Focus on the philosophy of reference/information services; criteria for the evaluation of quality services and resources; reference interview techniques; service to diverse populations. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site: Christina Sheldon

LIB 102 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Utilize basic and specialized reference tools to answer questions appropriate for paraprofessionals working libraries and information centers.
  2. Apply the philosophy, techniques and resources of reference/information services to assist patrons.

LIB 103 INTRODUCTION TO CIRCULATION SERVICES 3.0
Principles and practices of library circulation and access services, including online circulation modules, policies, reserve collections, shelving, inventory, statistics, training staff, interlibrary loan, customer service, and patron privacy issues. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site:  Marisa Reyes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Discuss circulation and reserve policies and functions.
  2. Shelve and discuss issues related to stack maintenance and management.
  3. Analyze and discuss the issues of patron privacy including patron confidentiality, Freedom of Information Act, U.S. Patriot Act, copyright law, etc.
  4. Demonstrate skills in communication, customer service and public relations including dealing with problem patrons.
  5. Handle the process of interlibrary loan including searching and requesting materials.

LIB 104 TECHNICAL SERVICES: ACQUISITIONS, SERIALS AND PROCESSING 3.0
Principles of acquiring, processing, and preserving library materials, including bibliographic searching, choosing vendors, ordering, receiving, physical processing, budget accounting, binding, repairing, and preserving. Knowledge of basic terminology and processes in technical services activities. Recommended Lib 101. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site: Don Page, Walter Butler

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate basic library technical services functions including acquisitions, serial subscriptions, processing materials and conservation/preservation principles.
  2. Demonstrate procedures to order library resources, maintain fund accounts, process and repair library materials

LIB 105A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING PROCEDURES IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS 3.0
Prerequisite: Lib 104.
Study of the basic principles of descriptive cataloging, Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats, introduction to bibliographic control, and authority control. Emphasis on online copy cataloging using national standards for cataloging. Focus on the OCLC system and local cataloging modules. Introduction to basic principles of classification and subject headings. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site: Don Brown

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate descriptive cataloging practices and procedures including formats and functions of bibliographic records.
  2. Search OCLC database and match the correct records for the items in hand.
  3. Create local system records and edit cataloging entries in a library database using MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) format and national standards for cataloging.
  4. Discuss the need for bibliographic and authority control in online catalogs

LIB 106 LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 1.0
Prerequisite: Lib 101, Lib 104.
Supervised on-the-job experience in an approved library setting. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 60 hours field practice.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate practical library work skills under supervision.
  2. Describe and evaluate participation in actual library operations and duties.

For more information, contact Krista Goguen at kfgoguen@pasadena.edu. (for 2013/14 contact Christina Sheldon at casheldon@pasadena.edu)


LIB 121 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 3.0
Prerequisite: BIT 25.
Introduction to the basic processes of digital repositories including assessing collection materials, scanning, managing files for preservation, quality control and the use of digital asset management systems. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Syllabus/Web Site:

Linda Stewart

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Explain the importance of technical standards in relationship to creating and managing digital image and text files.
  2. Identify and compare the types of equipment used in creating digital objects.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use imaging equipment and digital asset management software.
  4. Define basic technical terms used in digital projects

LIB 122 INTRODUCTION TO METADATA FOR DIGITAL OBJECTS 3.0
Study of the basic principles of metadata development for digital repositories. Includes a survey of the most commonly adopted metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies with an emphasis on using the Dublin Core schema to create shareable metadata records. Students will gain practical experience in applying a selected metadata standard to a collection of digital objects. Recommended Lib 105A and Lib 121. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Identify the principles, concepts and types of metadata.
  2. Identify a variety of metadata schemas and element sets for specific domains and communities.
  3. Implement controlled vocabularies for entering descriptive information.

LIB 123 INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 1.0
Introduction to copyright and privacy issues relating to digital projects. Includes an overview of public domain, fair-use, licensing, copyright status as selection criteria, and rights metadata. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Discuss the history and general principles of copyright related to a digital project.
  2. Recognize potential copyright or privacy issues for digital collection materials.
  3. Describe the characteristics of a well-written release form.
  4. Create metadata that documents due diligence efforts to identify ownership.

LIB 126 DIGITIZATION INTERNSHIP 1.0
Prerequisite: Lib 121, Lib 122, Lib 123.
Supervised practical experience working on an approved digital project in a library or cultural heritage institution. Total of 60 hours field practice.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate how to create archival images and associated metadata.
  2. Describe and evaluate participation in an actual digital project.