Fall 2013 Class Schedule (SCC)



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LIBT 300    Introduction to the Library    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing) and ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation); or ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) and ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for persons interested in exploring paraprofessional library employment and for students interested in acquiring skills in using library resources. The course covers the history and types of libraries and information providers; an overview of library services; instruction and practice in the use of library classification systems; instruction in developing searching strategies for using library catalogs, databases, and the Internet; and library employment opportunities. Field trips or alternative assignments will be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Rowland            SCC MAIN LRC 318         16264 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Rowland             TBA TBA                 16264 Textbook
Hybrid Class


LIBT 325    Internet Research Skills    3 Units

Same As: LIBR 325
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing) and ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation); or ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) and ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introductory survey to the content, use, and the evaluation of electronic information sources. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of the Internet as a research tool. This course covers free Internet search tools as well as subscription databases. Communication services such as email, groups, and blogs are also studied as are emerging services and technologies as appropriate. Searching strategies are covered as are techniques for selecting appropriate search tools for different research needs. Historical and social issues surrounding the Internet are also discussed. This course will also discuss the use Internet technologies in libraries. The Internet seeking and evaluation skills learned in this class are critical to anyone who is seeking employment in a library setting. Credit may be awarded for LIBR 325 or LIBT 325, but not for both.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Bimbi              SCC MAIN Online          17171 
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Online Class. Mandatory Orientation Meeting, Monday, August 26, 2013, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in LRC 220 on the SCC Main Campus.


LIBT 330    Library Technical Processes    3 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 300.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing) and ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation); or ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) and ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will introduce the student to the work in a library technical services department. A primary focus will be duties and responsibilities of the library paraprofessional with regard to acquisitions processes (selection, verification, ordering, and receiving). Also included is an overview of other technical services responsibilities, such as cataloging and catalog maintenance.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC X.Li                 SCC MAIN LRC 318         16265 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC X.Li                  TBA TBA                 16265 Textbook
Hybrid Class.


LIBT 343    Library Reference Services    3 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 300
Advisory: ENGWR 101 (College Writing) and ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation); or ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) and ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course acquaints students with library reference services, including the different aspects of interacting with library patrons in a public environment. Students will learn to select and successfully utilize the appropriate print and electronic reference source to assist library patrons with questions and finding information. These print and electronic sources include general and specialized encyclopedias, yearbooks, dictionaries, handbooks, and other subject specific tools.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC A.Owens              SCC MAIN LRC 318         17398 
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TBA       TBA             LEC A.Owens               TBA TBA                 17398 Textbook
Hybrid Class. Some class sections will be taught on campus; some will be taught online.

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: January 15, 2014