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Library Course Syllabi / Websites

To see current course offerings, see the PCC Schedule of Classes (Select Subject: LIBRARY)
(Schedules available approximately 10 weeks prior to term. See Academic Calendar.)


COURSE INFORMATION

Preparation Courses (Required)

LIB 001 COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS (1 unit)    [Prerequisite for LIB 102]

Development of effective research skills using library resources and other research tools. Focus on research planning, search strategies, critical evaluation of information, and documentation of sources following standard citation styles. Total of 18 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC 

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

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

Syllabus/websites: Meredith Bloom, Jared Burton  Krista Goguen, Celina Lee, Freda Lin, Christina Sheldon   Linda Van Sistine-Yost

 

BIT 25 SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS (3 units)

Survey of business computer technology, business software environments, and commonly used business software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and database management. Total of 54 hours lecture. 
Transfer Credit: CSU

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how networks of hardware, software, and communication technologies interact to create the foundation for productivity and efficiency in an organization or for an individual.
  2. Compare software to determine the most appropriate applications and tools to accomplish a task in an organizational setting or for personal use.
  3. Research and analyze how computer technology can solve problems in society and in the workplace.

    Alternative Courses:
     CIS 001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3 units)
        OR    

    CIS 010 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION  SYSTEMS (3 units)

    NOTE:  Students who have taken an equivalent course at another college can request a 'Prerequisite Challenge' (Form This information is in PDF form.). 
    Contact the program coordinator for assistance.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY

LIB 101 INTRO. TO LIBRARY SERVICES FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS (3 units)  

[Recommended preparation for LIB 102 and LIB 104]

Introduction and overview of library missions, services, operations and personnel. Emphasis on the tools and terminology of library services, the library technicians’ role in the delivery of services, and strategies for successful job placement. Exploration of library issues, trends and the relationship of libraries to the communities they serve. Total of 54 hours lecture. 

Course 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.

Syllabus/websites: Walter Butler, Martha Camacho, Krista Goguen

 

LIB 102 INTRO. TO REFERENCE & INFORMATION SERVICES (3 units) 
     [ 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. 

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Apply tools, techniques and principles of basic and specialized reference services to assist library patrons in meeting their information needs. 
  2. Analyze and explain basic principles, policies and philosophy of library reference service, including ethical and service issues. 

Syllabus/websites: Christina Sheldon

LIB 103 INTRO. TO LIBRARY ACCESS SERVICES (3)

Principles and practices of library access services, including customer service, online circulation systems, policies, collection maintenance, training and supervision of staff, interlibrary loan, reserve collections, legal and ethical issues relating to library access services and patron privacy. Total of 54 hours lecture. 

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Discuss and 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

Syllabus/websites: Jared Burton Marisa Reyes

LIB 104 TECHNICAL SERVICES: ACQUISITIONS & COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT (3 units) 
                [Prerequisite for LIB 105A]    [Recommended Preparation: LIB 101]

Recommended Preparation: Lib 101. 
Principles, terminology and practices of library acquisitions and technical services, including: selection, locating bibliographic data, choosing vendors, ordering, receiving, processing, subscriptions, budget accounting and preserving library materials. Total of 54 hours lecture. 

Course 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

Syllabus/websites: Don Page, Walter Butler

LIB 105A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING PROCEDURES (3 units)       

  [ 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. 

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Demonstrate descriptive cataloging practices and procedures through the editing of MARC cataloging entries in a bibliographic database.
  2. Discuss issues related to the need for bibliographic and authority control in online catalogs.

Syllabus/websites: Don Brown  Hong Guo Unjoo Lee

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

DIGITIZATION SKILLS CERTIFICATE

LIB 121 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Course description: 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. (3.0 units; 54 hours lecture) 

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of BIT 25 or equivalent skills as demonstrated through placement based on the Library Technology assessment process. BIT 25. 

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

Course Description: 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. (3.0 units; 54 hours lecture) Prerequisite: LIB 121.
Student

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

Course Description: 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. (1 unit; 18 hours; 6 weeks; Online) Prerequisite: LIB 121.
Student Learning Outcomes 

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

Course Description: Supervised practical experience working on an approved digital project in a library or cultural heritage institution or other type of digitization project in addition to nine hours of class time during the course of the semester. Total of 9 hours of lecture and 60 hours field practice. (1unit, 60 intern hours) Prerequisites: LIB 121 & LIB 122.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate how to create archival images and associated metadata.
  1. Describe and evaluate participation in an actual digital project as a tool for learning and potential employment.

TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR REQUIRED LIBRARY TECH. AND DIGITIZATION SKILLS CERTIFICATE COURSES

FALL COURSES

Preparation Courses (Required)

LIB 001 COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS (1 unit)    [Prerequisite for LIB 102]

BIT 025 SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN
            BUSINESS
 (3 units)
    OR    CIS 001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3 units)
    OR    CIS 010 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION
                        SYSTEMS (3 units)

Core Courses

Library Technology

LIB 101 INTRO. TO LIBRARY SERVICES FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS (3 units) 
 [Recommended preparation for LIB 102 and LIB 104]

 

LIB 103 INTRO. TO LIBRARY ACCESS SERVICES (3)

 

LIB 105A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGING PROCEDURES
 (3 units)         [ Prerequisite: LIB 104]

 

Digitization:

LIB 121

 

SPRING COURSES

Preparation Courses (Required)

LIB 001 COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS (1 unit)    [Prerequisite for LIB 102]

BIT 025 SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN
BUSINESS (3 units)
    OR    CIS 001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3 units)
    OR    CIS 010 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION
                         SYSTEMS (3 units)

Core Courses

LIB 102 INTRO. TO REFERENCE & INFORMATION SERVICES (3 units) 
     [ Prerequisite: LIB 1; Recommended Preparation: LIB 101]

 

LIB 104 TECHNICAL SERVICES: ACQUISITIONS &
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT 
(3 units) 
                [Prerequisite for LIB 105A]
                [Recommended Preparation: LIB 101]

 

 

SUMMER / WINTER COURSES

Preparation Courses (Required)

LIB 001 COLLEGE RESEARCH SKILLS (1 unit)    [Prerequisite for LIB 102]

BIT 025 SURVEY OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS (3 units)
    OR    CIS 001 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3 units)
    OR    CIS 010 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 units)

Digitization Skills Courses

LIB 123 INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS (1 unit; 18 hours; 6 weeks; Online) Prerequisite: LIB 121.

LIB 126 DIGITIZATION INTERNSHIP (1 unit) [Prerequisites: LIB 121 & LIB 122.]

updated 1/2016


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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

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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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:

(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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.

Syllabus/Web Site: Linda Stewart (syllabus), (course outline)

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


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.


THE INFORMATION BELOW MAY BE OBSOLETE: See ABOVE and the Library Technology Certifcate Guide or Digitization Skills Certificate Guide for Program Requirements (effective Fall 2014-)

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.