Public Library Technology Certificate

Program Description:
The Public Library Technology program provides critical and comprehensive training for individuals interested in a career in libraries and covers topics such as cataloging and technical services, library technology, both children’s and adult programming and services, and collection development in addition to the general education skills needed to work in a library environment. An increased use of electronic resources in libraries enable library technicians to perform tasks once performed by professional librarians. Because opportunities will be best for those with specialized postsecondary library training, the PLT program prepares workers for current trends in the library field to meet more sophisticated information and computer literacy needs. This program is available 100% online so individuals in rural locations, and around the country, can take these courses without having to leave their libraries or their homes.

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
PLT 100 Careers in Libraries 3
PLT 250 Public Library Technology 3
PLT 275 Information LIteracy 3
PLT Approved Electives1 6
     
COL 101 New Student Seminar 3
COM 112
or
COM 125
Oral Communication2
or
Interopersonal Communication2
3
ENL 111 Written Communication2 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of Computers 3
MAT 1XX (100 or above) Mathematics (MAT 145 is recommended as
it will transfer to a 4-year institution in WV)
3

1   Two additional PLT electives approved by advisor.
2   COM 112, and COM 125 have a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3   ENL 111 has a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.

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