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"
- Library Technician Programs in the U.S. (Council on Library/Media Technicians)
- The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC )
A national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate their
competencies and be certified by the American Library Association.
Are you an LT graduate? Through an agreement with The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), PCC's Library Technology Certificate Program graduates can now apply to receive the Library Support Staff Certficiation (LSSC) without having to complete additional courses or portfolios. We are working on the final details for a lottery for a Registration Assistance Award toward the LSSC Certificate. Winners of the lottery will receive a $175.00 award toward the $350.00 certification cost of the LSSC Library Technology Certificate.
- Library Science Master's Degree Programs (Directory of ALA accredited programs)
- 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)
- California Library Association www.cla-net.org
- Special Libraries Association www.sla.org
- California School Library Association http://csla.net
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)
- ipl2.org : information you can trust
(IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) categorized directory of websites.
- ODLIS - Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science by Joan M. Reitz
"Online Jargon" from Univ. of South Alabama.