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Library Information Technician Program at MCC

Posted by Editor on June 29, 2009

Many at last week’s Friends meeting sang the praises of this program, especially for the opportunity to have hands-on and real library skills  training

Mission and Description of the Program

The Library Information Technician Program prepares students for paraprofessional positions in libraries and information organizations, and upgrades the skills of staff presently working in libraries and information organizations. The program also serves those wishing to change careers or change their current assignment. Individual courses serve as a continuing education option for employees of libraries or information organizations.

Two levels of certificates (Basic and Advanced) and an Associate in Applied Science Degree are offered which provide a career path for vocational work as a library information assistant or technician. Library information technician positions have a professional/technical occupational classification, and persons in these positions are important team members of a library or information organization.

Courses are offered in one, two and three credit modules that allow maximum flexibility to create an individualized program of study. Coursework combines classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, guest speakers, independent study, special projects and field trips. Internships are an integral part of the program and expose students to realities of the job market. Graduates of the program develop competencies in five subject areas (core areas) as well as technical, organizational, interpersonal and workplace skills.

See entire website at: http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/library/lbt.html

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One Response to “Library Information Technician Program at MCC”

  1. April Frost said

    Thanks for posting this. I wish I lived in the East valley.

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