The Long Beach City College Library Technician Associate of Science Degree is designed to teach the fundamentals of knowledge and skills needed for today’s library technicians, library assistants, and library support staff. The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level library technician positions in public, academic, school, special libraries, and other information-related industries. It encompasses library automation essentials such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, public access catalogs, techniques of information retrieval, and leadership. There are no material fees in the courses associated with this program.
The Library Technician Associate of Degree is designed to prepare students for employment as paraprofessional library technicians, library assistants, and other library support staff. Students will receive the theory and practical experience needed to earn employment in school, public, special, academic libraries, and related information settings.
The Library Technician’s program courses are developed in consultation with employers that assist in advising the program’s trajectory. Students benefit from a curriculum that is designed to prepare them for utilizing automated systems, assist patrons through public access locations and reference services, technical services such as cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, and leadership.
LBCC’s Library Technician program is one of the few programs in the region that offers its core courses entirely online. This allows individuals from disparate locations to collaborate and learn, while enhancing enrollment opportunities. Long Beach City College is also adding a Work Experience course, which similar programs at other colleges in the service area already offer.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024 about as fast as the average for all occupations. The short-term (two-year) employment projection for library technicians is 3.4% in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division and the long-term (ten-year) employment projection for library technicians is 7.1% in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division according to the Labor Market Information data from the California state website.
There are no material fees in the courses associated with this program.
1. Demonstrate knowledge of theory and skillsets related to a library's technical services.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of theory and skillsets related to a library's patron-facing services.
|Required Core courses||LIB200||Foundations of Library Services|| 3 ||Yr 1, Fall/Spring|
|LIB210||Introduction to Access Services||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|LIB220||Introduction to Acquisitions||3||Yr 1, Fall|
|LIB230||Special Topics in Library Services||3||Yr 2, Spring[GU1]|
|LIB240||Introduction to Cataloging||3||Yr 2, Spring|
|3-4 Units from the Following||COSA30||Introduction to Computers||3||Yr1, Fall/Spring|
|COSA35||Microsoft Office||3||Yr1, Fall/Spring|
|COMM20||Elements of Interpersonal Communication||3||CSU-GE||Yr1/Yr2, Fall/Spring|
|COMM25||Elements of Intercultural Communication||3||CSU-GE||Yr1/Yr2, Fall/Spring|
|LIB271WE||Work Experience Library Technician||1-4||Yr2, Fall/Spring|
New course at course eval [GU1]
Required Major Total: 18-19 units
Completion of LBCC’s Local Degree General Education : 16-19 units
Remaining Transferable electives (as needed to reach 60 units): 16-22 units
TOTAL UNITS 60 units
Year 1, Fall = 15
Year 1, Spring = 15
Year 2, Fall = 15
Year 2, Spring = 15
TOTAL UNITS: 60