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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!

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. (see: Library Technicians/Assistants.

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

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

  • Please contact Krista Goguen, Library Technology Program Coordinator with questions or for more information:
         (626) 585-7832 Office: Library - LL 303

To Get Started: APPLY ONLINE  PCC:
For more information, see How to Apply:

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

Other resources

More about Library Technicians

Library Employment Websites 

Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC )

Program Advisory Committee members

PCC Library Technology BLOG


Rev 9/2014