JJC LTA Fall 2020 Course Offerings

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, online learning and more. Fall classes begin August 17. There is still time to register!

Almost all JJC classes will be fully online this Fall. The exception in the LTA program is the 208 Practicum. This requires a student to work on-site at a hosting library. We suspended offering LTA 208 this summer, due to the State of Illinois phased plan, but with reopening, the College is now allowing internships, clinicals and practicums to move forward.

Courses offered for the Fall 2020 16-week semester include:

LTA 101 - Introduction to Libraries - 3 Credit Hours. Online.

Instructor: Susan Prokopeak

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(s): Placement testing into ENG 101 or minimum grade "C" in one of the following: ENG 021 and ENG 099; ENG 022 and ENG 099; or the EAP course sequence ENG 079 and ENG 089; or ENG 096.

LTA 103 - Library Materials - 3 Credit Hours. Online.

Instructor: Susan Prokopeak

Examines the role of the library technical assistant in the practice of acquiring print and non-print materials from the selection decision through technical processing. Budgeting, binding, processing, and weeding also will be covered. Both manual and automated systems are incorporated into course materials. Prerequisite(s): Placement testing into ENG 101 or minimum grade "C" in one of the following: ENG 021 and ENG 099; ENG 022 and ENG 099; or the EAP course sequence ENG 079 and ENG 089; or ENG 096.

LTA 208 - Library Practicum - 2 Credit Hours. Off-site & Online.

Instructor: Michelle Y. Roubal

This course provides supervised work experience in a public, academic, special, or school library. Emphasis is on applying knowledge gained in coursework to practical on-the-job situations. The student rotates through various departments to broaden the experience. This course includes a forum for discussing issues related to working as a library technical assistant with emphasis on practical applications in the student's library practicum. Also includes an opportunity to apply concepts learned and experience gained to formulate a resume. Prerequisite(s): LTA 102, LTA 103, LTA 201, LTA 202, LTA 204, LTA 205, and LTA 206 all with minimum grade "C".

Have questions about the program? Contact:

Michelle Y. Roubal (she/her/hers)

Librarian, Associate Professor, LTA Advisor

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