The Library Technical Assistant Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College consists of 9 courses for a total of 26 credit hours, and offers instruction from frontline librarians, technology training, classroom lectures, online learning, hands-on projects, field trips and more. Fall classes begin August 19. There is still time to register!
Courses offered for the Fall 2019 16-week semester include:
LTA 101 - Introduction to Libraries - 3 Credit Hours. Monday Nights, 6-8:30 pm.
Instructor: Shannon Halikias
Introduction to general organization of libraries and library materials. Library technical assistant routines and techniques are emphasized. An overview of automation in libraries is also presented. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.
LTA 201 - Cataloging and Classification - 3 Credit Hours. Tuesday Nights, 6-8:30 pm.
Instructors: Cynthia Kremer & Catherine Suchy
Emphasis is on descriptive cataloging of book and non-book materials with AACR2 Rev. and MARC format. Introduction to subject cataloging using Library of Congress Subject Headings, Sears List of Subject Headings and classification using Dewey Decimal Classification. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.
LTA 206 - Children's Library Services - 3 Credit Hours. Wednesday Nights, 6-8:30 pm.
Instructor: Jennifer Bromann-Bender
The audience for Children's Library Services, from infants to young adults, and parents to teachers, is examined. Hands-on approaches are used in the exploration of programming and publicity. Discussions and projects involve collection development, including digital resources, policy, and budget issues. Administration, staff presentations, and grant writing are outlined. Networking opportunities and job interviewing are discussed. The internet for children is highlighted. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.
Have questions about the program? Contact:
Michelle Y. Roubal (she/her/hers), LTA Advisor
Joliet Junior College - Office A-2015A - 815.280.2350
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