Course Description
Intro to Library Technology
(3-3-0) Introduction to evolving roles of library
information paraprofessionals, including
historical and philosophical foundations of
libraries, and overview of the professional
setting, including types of libraries, information
centers and professional organizations. Focus is
on the comprehensive study of advanced
communication skills for library assistants
including techniques in reading, writing,
listening, and speaking. Covers types of
information organizations and employers, role of
the LTA, automation, history of the book, tools,
and terminology, basic library philosophy, seeking
a job, library vendors, conflict resolution, and
dealing with change. Recommended prerequisite for
all other LBRA courses.
Semester hours:3
Lecture hours:3
Lab hours:0
Petition required:N
Course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies:N
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