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Education & Library Services pathwaysLibrary & Information Services (Certificate & AAS options)

(To keep up with industry needs and provide appropriate training, program requirements are reviewed every year.
The requirements listed below are effective summer quarter 2013 through spring quarter 2014.)

Department Website: http://lis.highline.edu

 

Prerequisites

Important Notes

  • LIBR 100 is a recommended prerequisite for all courses marked with an asterisk (*).
  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter.
  • All required LIBR courses are also offered online as distance learning.
  • Students currently employed at libraries in Washington state should inquire about possible apprentice rates.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain library fundamental principles, including intellectual freedom, open access, diversity, and patron privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Discuss the community needs of libraries in a diverse, multicultural and democratic society, and how these needs can be met.
  3. Apply the basic principles and standardized systems of ordering, cataloging, classifying, processing and maintaining library materials.
  4. Describe the basics of information seeking behavior and information literacy.
  5. Identify suitable employment opportunities by matching personal and professional interests and abilities with positions within the library and information services professions.
  6. Analyze information critically to draw reasonable conclusions and/or solve problems when working with patrons, materials and technology.
  7. Identify print and electronic resources useful in keeping current with best practices and emerging trends in the library and information services professions.
  8. Identify and use the technologies generally found in the library and information services professions.
  9. Discuss the importance and characteristics of excellent customer service in the library and information services professions.
  10. Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to successfully interact with patrons and staff in the library and information services professions.

AAS Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain library fundamental principles, including intellectual freedom, open access, diversity, and patron privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Discuss the community needs of libraries in a diverse, multicultural and democratic society, and how these needs can be met.
  3. Apply the basic principles and standardized systems of ordering, cataloging, classifying, processing and maintaining library materials.
  4. Describe the basics of information seeking behavior and information literacy.
  5. Identify suitable employment opportunities by matching personal and professional interests and abilities with positions within the library and information services professions.
  6. Analyze information critically to draw reasonable conclusions and/or solve problems when working with patrons, materials and technology.
  7. Identify print and electronic resources useful in keeping current with best practices and emerging trends in the library and information services professions.
  8. Identify and use the technologies generally found in the library and information services professions.
  9. Discuss the importance and characteristics of excellent customer service in the library and information services professions.
  10. Demonstrate the communication skills necessary to successfully interact with patrons and staff in the library and information services professions.
  NOTE: With the exception of  LIBR 136-Book Repair, both the certificate and AAS can be completed online. Talk with your adviser.

 Professional-Technical Core Courses (PT) 

All courses required for the Certificate and AAS.
Course Course Title Cert. Cr. AAS Cr.
LIBR 100 Introduction to Library and Information Services 5 5
LIBR 110 * Library Employment 2 2
LIBR 120 Technical Services 5 5
LIBR 122 Circulation Services 3 3
LIBR 132 * Serving Diverse Communities 3 3
LIBR 140/240 Cooperative Education 3-5 3-5
LIBR 150 Reference Services 5 5
LIBR 156 * Serials 3 3
LIBR 160 * Computers in Libraries 5 5
LIBR 170 * Cataloging I 5 5
LIBR 180 Media Services 5 5
Total Core Course Credits 44-46 44-46

 Supporting Courses  (SC)

For AAS select 31-33 credits from these courses, as approved by an adviser.
For certificate: 0 credits required from this section.
Course Course Title Cert. Cr. AAS Cr.
BTECH 100 Introduction to Computers/Windows - 3
BTECH 101 Modular Introduction Computer/Windows - 1-3
BTECH 102 Keyboarding - 5
BTECH 103 Modular Keyboarding - 1-5
BTECH 108 Microsoft Excel - 5
BTECH 111 Modular Introduction to Microsoft Office - 1-5
BTECH 114 Microsoft PowerPoint - 3
BTECH 151 Web Design - 5
BTECH 211 Advanced Microsoft Office - 5
BTECH 217 Modular Microsoft Word - 1-5
C SCI 102 Intro to Web Development - 5
HOST / BUSN 165 Managing Customer Service - 5
LIBR 130 School Libraries - 5
LIBR 136 Book Repair - 3
LIBR 175 Cataloging II - 5
LIBR 178 Technical Services and Cataloging for Small Libraries - 5
LIBR 190 * Library Administration and Management - 3
LIBR 195 * Collection Development - 3
LIBR 295 Independent Study - 1-5
EDUC& 210 Human Exceptionalities - 5
ENGL 115 Intro to the Short Story - 3
ENGL 121 Intro to World Literature - 5
ENGL 122 Intro to Children's Literature - 5
ENGL 244 American Literature I - 5
ENGL 245 American Literature II - 5
ENGL 246 American Literature III - 5
ENGL 247 American Ethnic Literature - 5
ENGL 254 World Literature I - 5
ENGL 257 Travel Literature - 5
ENGL 264 Women Writers - 5
ENGL 265 Video Games as Literature - 5
ENGL 266 Popular Literature - 5
Total Supporting Course Credits 0 31-33

 Related Instruction Courses (RI) 

For Certificate and AAS select 15 credits. Discuss with your adviser.
Course Course Title Cert. Cr. AAS Cr.
Take one:
ENGL& 101
CMST& 101
CMST& 220

English Composition I
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
5 5
Take one:
BUSN 135
ACCTG 121
MATH
BUSN 210

Business Mathematics
Practical Accounting I
Any 100-level or higher course
Statistical Analysis
5 5
Take one:
PSYC& 100
PSYCH 120
ANTH& 206
BUSN 160
SOC& 101
BUSN/DGS

General Psychology
Pyschology of Human Relations
Cultural Anthropology
Human & Labor Relations
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Awareness
5 5
Total Related Instruction Credits 15 15
  Total Program Credits 59-61 90

Updated on April 23, 2012
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