[Libs-Or] Library & Information Services program at Highline Community College - fall quarter 2009 classes

GINNANE Mary J mary.j.ginnane at ci.eugene.or.us
Tue Jul 21 17:24:17 PDT 2009

Adding on information to this message from Highline CC:

At the OLA Support Staff Division Conference on Friday we learned that the national Library Support Staff Certification Program is soon to enter into a pilot project evaluation phase. Highline Community College is one of the approved education providers for the LSSCP. The reference class listed below will satisfy the LSSCP's competency set in reference. In this evaluation phase staff who think they will be going after the LSSCP certification would only pay $250 to enroll for certification in contrast to the expected fee of $350 once the program officially begins. In return for the reduced price students would commit to giving feedback about the reference course and answering some evaluation surveys.

After paying the LSSCP enrollment fee one has 4 years in which to complete six competency sets. For more information about  LSSCP go to the website at www.ala-apa.org/lsscp<http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp>. There will be a method for gaining credit for experience through a portfolio system in addition to taking classes.

The American Library Association approved the LSSCP certification program on July 13th so the website will be updated with each passing day-this information is very new!

Best wishes,
Mary Ginnane
OLA President

From: libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Clark, Frances
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:32 PM
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Subject: [Libs-Or] Library & Information Services program at Highline Community College - fall quarter 2009 classes


The Library & Information Services program at Highline Community College is offering the following courses for fall quarter 2009. All of these courses are available online and can be taken towards a certificate or degree or simply for professional development.

For more information on the program, please visit: http://lis.highline.edu<http://lis.highline.edu/>
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at fclark at highline.edu<mailto:fclark at highline.edu>
For more information on the ALA-APA LSSC program, please visit: http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp/ or contact fclark at highline.edu<mailto:fclark at highline.edu>

Fall quarter 2009

LIBR 100 Introduction to Library & Information Services
An introduction to the historical and philosophical foundations of libraries and information services including effective use of libraries and information resources.  The focus is on library principles, types of libraries, their functions, organization, services, terminology, the evolving roles of library personnel, and their continuing professional growth.  Attention is also paid to the development of information literacy competencies as students explore the evolution of information from traditional print to digital resources.

LIBR 122 Circulation Services
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.

LIBR 132 Serving Diverse Communities
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.

LIBR 150 Reference Services
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.

LIBR 151 Business Reference Sources
An introduction to business reference sources used in libraries. Emphasis is on the use of business reference materials and on finding business and related information. The course will also provide an overview of business-related sources available online.

LIBR 190 Library Administration & Management
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.

Thank you,

Fran Clark
Library & Information Services Program Advisor
Highline Community College
206.878.3710 x3610
fclark at highline.edu<mailto:fclark at highline.edu>


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