JJC LTA Open House, Thursday, Dec. 10, 7-8 pm

Join your professors and advisor online via Zoom to learn more about the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College (JJC). Register here: https://libcal.jjc.edu/event/7320380

The LTA Certificate Program at JJC consists of 9 courses for a total of 26 credit hours, and offers instruction from frontline librarians, technology training, online learning, and more. Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 19. There is still time to register!

Almost all JJC classes will be fully online this Spring. The exception in the LTA program is the 208 Practicum. This requires a student to work on-site at a hosting library. Should the situation in the region or state change, and a student's practicum site closes, we will work with the host library and the student to complete virtually.

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

LTA 201 - Cataloging and Classification - 3 Credit Hours.

Instructor: Cynthia Kremer

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 204 - Libraries and Technology - 3 Credit Hours.

Instructor: Susan Prokopeak

An introduction to technologies and automated services in all library departments: circulation, technical services, reference, and administration. Applications of computers, selected software, networks, internet, and connectivity are highlighted. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.

LTA 205 - Information and Internet Literacy - 3 Credit Hours.

Instructor: Aimee Walker

This course is designed to help students master the essential information literacy skills and become effective, efficient learners. Information is available from many sources and in many formats such as printed text, television, videos, library databases, web sites, and more. To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use it effectively. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.

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. Prerequisite(s): LTA 102, LTA 103, LTA 201, LTA 202, LTA 204, LTA 205, and LTA 206 all with minimum grade "C".

If you have questions about the Open House or Certificate Program, please contact: Please direct those with questions about the program to:

Michelle Y. Roubal (she/her/hers)

Librarian, Associate Professor, LTA Advisor

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