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Course Descriptions


Public Services Certificate 23-25 credits

122 Public Services (summer, beginning in June 2015) 5
Development of proficiency in the procedures, tools, and systems used in library circulation, inventory, and interlibrary loan with a focus on philosophical underpinnings and customer service. Attention is paid to the effective use of library circulation systems, registering users, circulating materials, processing overdues and fines, and problem solving. Interlibrary loan, stacks management, security of the facility and materials, interpretation and communication of library policies are also covered.

132 Serving Diverse Communities (fall, starting Sept. 2014) 5
An examination of library services to diverse populations including, but not limited to, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, age, disability (human exceptionalities), and sexual orientation. The focus is on proactively developing collections and services that foster an atmosphere of inclusion and which meet the needs of all the library's users.

140/240 Cooperative Education (Su, F, W, Sp) 3-5
Prereq: Instructor permission.
Cooperative education provides an opportunity for students to combine classroom theory with practical experience gained in the workplace. Experience gained in the workplace is related to the student's field of study or career goals.

150 Reference Services (winter, starting Jan. 2015) 5
Development of proficiency in providing face-to-face and remote reference services in a variety of settings. The focus is on the nature and purpose of reference services, library principles governing them, customer service, conducting effective reference interviews, and developing familiarity with a broad array of print and electronic resources. Attention is also paid to assisting library users to become proficient in using library resources themselves.

160 Computers in Libraries (spring, starting Mar. 2015) 5
An introduction to existing and emerging library-related technologies with a focus on effective use of catalogs, databases, and the Internet, integrated library systems, library websites, accessing and downloading various formats electronically, troubleshooting and assisting patrons. Attention is paid to the role that computers play in libraries and their impact as well as electronic communication, netiquette, security, ADA, working in networked environments, hardware and software, and developing technology fluency. Students will also learn to transfer from situation to situation, adapting to new technologies as they emerge.


Technical Services Certificate 13-15 credits

140/240 Cooperative Education (Su, F, W, Sp) 3-5
Prereq: Instructor permission.
Cooperative education provides an opportunity for students to combine classroom theory with practical experience gained in the workplace. Experience gained in the workplace is related to the student's field of study or career goals.

178 Technical Services & Cataloging for Small Libraries (fall, starting Sept. 2014) 5
A general introduction to technical services activities, procedures, tools, and systems in small libraries. Areas examined include ordering, receiving, processing, basic cataloging, and preserving library materials in a variety of formats. Focus is on customer-centered technical service practices; efficient management of materials requests; managing acquisitions and cataloging tools budgets; and using print and electronic tools for all aspects of technical services. Provides background for further studies in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, and preservation.

179 Cataloging (winter, starting Jan. 2015) 5
Prereq: LIBR 178
An introduction to cataloging of library collections with a focus on subject effective use and application of standardized subject headings and classification systems, and the use of MARC formats. Attention is paid to the use of library networks, integrated library systems, sources of electronic catalog copy, transfer and input into local and shared systems, and applying customer service models in performing all cataloging functions.

Library Media Endorsement Courses

130 School Libraries (winter, starting Jan. 2015) 5
In typical K-12 school library settings, the role of the librarian, emphasizing coordination of curricular and student needs, and reading motivation, and the teaching of information literacy skills.

160 Computers in Libraries (spring, starting Mar. 2015) 5
An introduction to existing and emerging library-related technologies with a focus on effective use of catalogs, databases, and the Internet, integrated library systems, library websites, accessing and downloading various formats electronically, troubleshooting and assisting patrons. Attention is paid to the role that computers play in libraries and their impact as well as electronic communication, netiquette, security, ADA, working in networked environments, hardware and software, and developing technology fluency. Students will also learn to transfer from situation to situation, adapting to new technologies as they emerge.

178 Technical Services & Cataloging for Small Libraries (fall, starting Sept. 2014) 5
A general introduction to technical services activities, procedures, tools, and systems in small libraries. Areas examined include ordering, receiving, processing, basic cataloging, and preserving library materials in a variety of formats. Focus is on customer-centered technical service practices; efficient management of materials requests; managing acquisitions and cataloging tools budgets; and using print and electronic tools for all aspects of technical services. Provides background for further studies in collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, and preservation.

190 Library Administration and Management (summer, starting June 2014) 5
In-depth examination of the principles of library program management, including the management of personnel, facilities, budgets, and services designed to meet the needs of users. Designed to meet the needs of School Librarians and Public Library Practitioners.

195 Collection Development (summer) 3
Exploration of the principles and practices of library collection development in school and public libraries, including mission, policies, assessing user needs, selection tools, and principles such as intellectual freedom. Designed to meet the needs of School Librarians and Public Library Practitioners

Electives

CELB136 Book Repair (summer) 3
Development of proficiency in basic book repairs (paper cleaning, tears, hinging, tipping, recovering corners, re-backing, and Saw-Kerf binding). Understanding the physical properties of paper, book cloth and adhesives. Collection assessment, sorting materials according to proposed treatment, keeping records. Working tips on creating a mending team that includes circulation, technical services and acquisitions. This course is offered through the Highline Community College Continuing Education Department.

Independent Study

295 Independent Study (summer 2014) 3
Prereq: Permission.
An individual or group project developed by the student(s) and instructor in the area of library and information services or employment.