[Libs-Or] Library & Information Services program at Highline Community College - fall quarter 2009 classes
fclark at highline.edu
Mon May 11 08:59:56 PDT 2009
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.
The L&IS program will be a field test site for the Library Support Staff
Certification Program (LSSCP) from ALA-APA. We are looking for
participants for the field testing which will begin this September. The
L&IS program is offering the LIBR 150 Reference Services course to
fulfill the LSSCP's Reference and Information Services competency set.
For more information on the LSSCP, please follow this link:
http://www.ala-apa.org/lsscp/ If interested in being part of the field
test, please contact me at fclark at highline.edu
For more information on the program, please visit:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at
fclark at highline.edu.
Fall quarter 2009
LIBR 100 Introduction to Libraries and Information Services (5 credits)
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 (3 credits)
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
LIBR 132 Serving Diverse Communities (3 credits)
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
LIBR 150 Reference Services (5 credits)
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 (1 credit)
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 and Management (3 credits)
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.
Library & Information Services Program Advisor
Highline Community College
2400 South 240th St, MS 25-2
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
fclark at highline.edu
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