Spring 2012 Class Schedule (SCC)



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LIBT 300    Introduction to the Library    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 310; or ESLW 320 and ESLR 320 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 basic 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, Jan 14-May 16
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Rowland            SCC MAIN LRC 318         17017 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Rowland             TBA TBA                 17017 Textbook
Hybrid Class.


LIBT 325    Internet Research Skills    3 Units

Same As: LIBR 325
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 (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, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC P.Posz               SCC MAIN Online          20547 
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Online Class. Students must attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in LRC 220.


LIBT 331    Library Cataloging Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 300 and LIBT 330 with grades of "C" or better.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 310; or ESLW 320 and ESLR 320 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 rules and practices of cataloging. The course includes the study of both descriptive and subject cataloging, and classification systems. The course will also cover the formats required for both computerized and traditional catalog records. Field trips or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Chenu-Campbell     SCC MAIN BUS 145         18416 
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Hybrid Class.


LIBT 333    Library/Media Materials and Equipment    1 Unit

Prerequisite: LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 100 (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: 18 hours LEC
Description: This is a survey course in the understanding, use, and care of electronic media materials and equipment used in libraries. The course includes the utilization of computers and computer networks, audio, video and related technologies. Field trips or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 09-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Gordon             SCC MAIN Online          18417 
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TBA       TBA             LEC H.Gordon              TBA TBA                 18417 Textbook
Online Class. Other than the orientation session, this class will be taught completely online. Mandatory Orientation Monday April 9, 2012 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in LRC 144 on the Main SCC Campus.


LIBT 345    Library Operations    2 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 100 (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: 36 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will be introduced to basic skills and competencies needed to operate a school/library media center, small library, or department within a large library. The course includes working within an organization, effective communication, planning and organization, time management, marketing and public relations, customer relations, budgeting, operational manuals and reports, problem behavior, disaster preparedness, and the principles of supervision. Field trips or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 23-Mar 26
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Proffit            SCC MAIN LRC 318         18345 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Proffit            SCC MAIN LRC 318         18345 Textbook
Hybrid Class.


LIBT 495    Independent Studies in Library and Information Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regular offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty, and students. Independent studies in LIBR allows students to investigate and explore areas of interest in the field.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Warmington          TBA TBA                 19405 
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On-Campus


LIBT 498    Work Experience in Library and Information Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 300, 330, and 343 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: LIBT 331 and 345
Advisory: CISA 305, CISA 310, CISC 300, and LIBR 318; ENGWR 100 and ENGRD 310); or ESLW 320and ESLR 320 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended, as well as familiarity with word processing and computer spreadsheets.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 75 hours LAB
Description: This is structured, on-the-job training experience in Sacramento area libraries and school library media centers under the supervision of professional librarians and library media specialists. The student, in collaboration with the work experience supervisors, will prepare learning objectives that are approved by the instructor. In addition, each student will be required to keep a job journal, write a career essay, and prepare a resume and cover letter. Credit hours may be earned for three or four units. One unit of credit will be granted for each 60 hours of unpaid work per unit or 75 hours of paid work. A midterm and final exam may be given. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. A minimum of three units is required for the certificate and/or degree. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester. For the Library and Information Technology degree or certificate, each student is required to work in a minimum of two libraries. If the student is already working in a library at a paraprofessional level, the current job may be counted as one of the libraries.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        06:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Posz               SCC MAIN LRC 318         18418 
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TBA       TBA             LAB P.Posz                TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. The instructor will work with the students to develop an appropriate schedule.

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 26, 2012