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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: Meredith Bloom, Jared Burton  Krista Goguen, Celina Lee, Freda Lin, Christina Sheldon

Course Title: College Research Skills  (effective Fall 2014)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Apply effective strategies to find, access, evaluate and cite information appropriate for their identified research need.

 

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

(Effective Spring 2013)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate effective search strategies to select, critically evaluate, cite, and ethically present information found in online resources.

 

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.


 

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: Walter Butler, Martha Camacho, Krista Goguen

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Compare/contrast the roles of library paraprofessionals and the various types of libraries including: missions, services, collections, operational areas and communities they serve.
  2. Explain principles, philosophy, and roles of library organizations in the communities they serve and summarize ethical, legal, and social issues related to library services.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of effective public service, technology, and workplace communication skills to successfully interact with library users and staff.

 

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:   Jared Burton Marisa Reyes

Course Title: Introduction to Library Access Services (effective Fall 2014)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate functions and procedures of library access services, including: online circulation systems, stack maintenance, library equipment operation, reserves and interlibrary loan.
  2. Analyze and explain library policies and legal and ethical issues related to patron access, patron privacy, library security, and copyright.
  3. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills for customer service, public relations, supervision and dealing with problem situations. 

 

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. Distinguish and apply basic library acquisitions and technical services functions.
  2. Explain and discuss organizational, ethical, and legal issues related to library acquisitions collection development and technical services

 

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  Hong Guo

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Demonstrate descriptive cataloging practices and procedures through the editing of MARC cataloging entries in a bibliographic database.
  2. Discuss the theoretical factors for 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, see LIB 106 Requirements and contact Krista Goguen, program coordinator: kfgoguen@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. Identify the challenges and options relating to selection, imaging, and online access to digital objects that libraries confront when planning a digital program.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use imaging equipment and digital asset management software to create digital objects.

 

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 options available to libraries and cultural heritage organizations when selecting and implementing a metadata schema for a digital collection.
  2. Implement a metadata schema for a digital collection

 

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. Apply general principles of copyright to assess the copyright status of original works of authorship to determine appropriateness for digitization.
  2. Create a plan for communicating copyright status and use restrictions of digital content to online users.

 

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 as a tool for learning and potential employment.