Selected Information Resources for Library Technicians
About Library Careers
- Library Assistants and Library Technicians (LibraryCareers.org)
- Library Technicians and Library Assistants (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- Library Technicians (O*Net)
- American Library Association: "Becoming a Library Assistant or Technician"
and "What Library Assistants and Technicians Need to Know"
- CA Library Assn: “Technology Core Competencies for California Library Workers"
Education for Librarianship
- Library Technician Programs in the U.S. (Council on Library/Media Technicians)
- The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC )
- Library Science Master's Degree Programs (Directory of ALA accredited programs)
Library Support Staff Organizations
- Library Support Staff Resource Center American Library Association (ALA)
Information for and about library support staff and paraprofessionals.
- COLT (Council on Library/Media Technicians) http://colt.ucr.edu
An international organization for library and media support staff.
- Library Support Staff Round Table (ALA-LSSIRT) Focuses on a variety of issues of concern to library support staff, including basic training programs, education, career development, job duties and responsibilities and more.
- LIBSUP-L electronic mailing list for library support staff.
- ASSOCIATES the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal. Published three times a year
Library Professional Associations
- American Library Association (www.ala.org)
- Member Groups and Committees: Public Library Association American Association of School Librarian
- California Library Association www.cla-net.org
- Special Libraries Association www.sla.org
- California School Library Association http://csla.net
- ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science by Joan M. Reitz
"Online Jargon" from Univ. of South Alabama.
News and Web Resources
- PCC Library Technology BLOG PCC Library Technician student's blog. Articles by current and previous students. Topics range from work experiences, tips and discussions of new technologies.
- Library WorkLife Monthly newsletter of the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA: Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees)