Welcome to the Library & Information Services program website!
Thank you for your interest in the Library & Information Services program.
Library and Information Services (L&IS) graduates work in libraries in communities, schools, colleges, universities, government and non-profit agencies and private industry performing a wide variety of library duties and services including children's programming, cataloging, customer service and research assistance. L&IS graduates work in roles such as library technician, library assistant, library paraprofessional, and library or media aide.
L&IS graduates usually work under the direction of professional librarians, in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities, such as:
- Staffing customer service points
- Creating records for library catalogs
- Processing library materials for the collection
- Instructing patrons in the use of the library's catalog
- Assisting patrons in locating materials
- Circulating library materials and handling overdue processes
- Maintaining patron records
Careers in library and information services demand a strong customer service mindset, a high degree of comfort with computers, solid organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail.
Choose the Library & Information Services program that is right for your career goals.
Associate of Applied Science
Graduates will learn specific job skills as well as communication skills, computational skills, applied sciences, computer literacy, human relations and social science. The AAS can be completed in two years with full-time attendance.
Certificate programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment. A certificate can be completed in four or more quarters of full-time attendance.
Technical transfer degrees
Some four-year colleges and universities accept certain technical degrees. Find out more about professional-technical transfer degree options at http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/public/y_transfer.aspx or contact the Highline Advising Center.
Those already employed in a library should inquire about the apprentice discount.
K-12 Library/Media endorsement
Teachers may be able to use program courses toward a library/media endorsement.