Spring 2016 Class Schedule (SCC)



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LIBT 100    Introduction to Library and Information Technology    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 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.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the Library and Information Technology Program at Sacramento City College and to familiarize them with the skills that they will need to succeed in the program and the library profession as a whole. Topics will include an overview of the library profession, effective communication, and basic computer skills that students will use in the classes in the program. Students will also learn to use the online learning system, library catalog, and databases. Students should plan on taking this course before LIBT 300.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 23-Mar 12
Sa        09:30AM-01:00PM LEC P.Posz               SCC MAIN LRC 105         18734 
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TBA       TBA             LEC P.Posz                TBA TBA                 18734 Textbook
Hybrid Class
One meeting only - Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. 3.50 hours of class time - the rest of the class content will be taught online.



LIBT 110    Job Search Skills for Library Careers    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process. Basic familiarity with computers is recommended for this course.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course will prepare students for a successful job search in a library field. Utilizing traditional and electronic methods; students will research job opportunities in the library profession; identify key workplace skills; learn best practices for writing applications; resumes; and cover letters; learn relevant career networking skills; and practice interviewing techniques. A field trip to a local library branch or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 28-May 12
Th        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC P.Posz               SCC MAIN LRC 318         18823 
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On-Campus



LIBT 300    Introduction to Library Services    2 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 100 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 100.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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: This course is designed for persons interested in exploring paraprofessional library employment and for students interested in understanding the use of library resources. The course covers the history and types of libraries and information providers; an overview of library services including reference and technical services; instruction and practice in the use of library classification systems; current issues in libraries and library employment opportunities. Three field trips to local libraries and archives or alternative assignments will be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Rowland            SCC MAIN LRC 318         16702 
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On-Campus



LIBT 325    Internet Research Skills    3 Units

Same As: LIBR 325
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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 of Internet technologies in libraries. The Internet seeking and evaluation skills learned in this class are critical for 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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Buchanan-Cello     SCC MAIN Online          18164 
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Online Class. Students must attend an orientation session on the SCC Main Campus on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in LRC 220.



LIBT 331    Library Cataloging Procedures    3 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 100, 300, and 330 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC X.Li                 SCC MAIN LRC 318         17554 
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TBA       TBA             LEC X.Li                  TBA TBA                 17554 Textbook
Hybrid Class.



LIBT 333    Library/Media Materials and Equipment    1 Unit

Prerequisite: LIBT 100 and LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 100 and LIBT 300
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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. A field trip to a local library or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 25-Mar 07
TBA       TBA             LEC H.Gordon             SCC MAIN Online          17555 
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Online Class. Other than the orientation session, this class will be taught completely online. Mandatory Orientation is held on Monday January 25, 2016 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in LRC 144 on the Main SCC Campus.



LIBT 345    Library Operations and Management    2 Units

Prerequisite: LIBT 100 and LIBT 300 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 100 and LIBT 300.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) 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. Two field trips to local libraries or alternative assignments may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 29-May 18
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Rokke              SCC MAIN LRC 318         17520 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Rokke               TBA TBA                 17520 Textbook
Hybrid Class.



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

Prerequisite: LIBT 100, 300, 330, and 343 with grades of "C" or better; LIBT 331 with a grade of "C" or better OR current enrollment in LIBT 331.
Advisory: CISA 305 (Beginning Word Processing), CISA 315 (Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets), and CISC 300 (Computer Familiarization) with grades of "C" or better. ENGRD 310 (Prose Analysis and Interpretation) and ENGWR 101 (College Writing); or ESLR 320 (Intermediate High Reading) and ESLW 320 (Advanced-Low Writing) with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 300 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. Each student will be required to keep a job journal. 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. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. A minimum of three units is required for the certificate and/or degree. A student may use 1 unit of WEXP 498 to fulfill the Library and Information Technology program requirements. The other 2 units must be LIBT 498. 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. This course should be taken after completing most of the other coursework for the Library and Information Technology certificate or degree.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
Th        07:15PM-08:25PM LEC P.Posz               SCC MAIN LRC 318         17556 
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TBA       TBA             LAB P.Posz                TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class
One meeting only - Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:50pm - 8:00pm in LRC 318. 1.0 hour and 10 minutes of class time - the rest of the class content will be taught online and by appointment with the instructor.



Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 16, 2016