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Library Technology Certificate Program

The Pasadena City College Library Technology Certificate Program prepares students to work in the dynamic information-based world of libraries!

Program Description 

Skilled paraprofessionals are needed for various levels of employment in public, academic, school and special libraries. PCC's Library Technology Certificate Program prepares students to work in the dynamic information and technology based world of libraries.The program focuses on job-related skills and practices needed to enter and succeed in the library workplace. The program provides training for paraprofessionals entering the field and also provides continuing education opportunities for those currently employed.  Program courses, developed in consultation with library employers, cover all phases of library public services and provide training and practice in the use of library automated systems for public access, reference, cataloging, circulation, databases and Web search techniques.

Find out more about the Library Technology Program and Library Careers:

  Program Overview            Program Brochure ( This information is in PDF form. )      LIB Course Descriptions  

NEW - Library Technology Certificate Program Guide

Career Opportunities and Nature of library technician work:

Library technicians and library assistants work in public services, circulation, children's services, and technical services in all types of libraries and information centers including: public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, special libraries and information centers. Typical duties of Library technicians include: customer service, technical services (acquisition and materials preparation, organization and maintenance), clerical and administrative tasks and assisting users in locating appropriate resources. Library technicians in smaller libraries may handle a range of duties, while those in large libraries usually specialize. Library technicians and assistants generally work under the supervision of a librarian. With advances in technology, their duties are expanding and evolving with increasing responsibility for daily library operations. These jobs may have other titles, such as library technical assistant, library assistant, library aide or circulation assistant.

Other resources

More about Library Technicians   Library Employment Website     Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC )

Please contact Krista Goguen, Library Technology Program Coordinator with questions or for more information:
     (626) 585-7832 Office: Library - LL 204

To Get Started: APPLY ONLINE  PCC:

See PCC Student Services Website for more information on College services for students.

Rev 4/2016