Library technology courses and class schedule

Library technology courses

Students enrolled in the DVC Library Technology program can expect to take a variety of courses that will prepare them for an exciting career in library services. The program is comprised of 13 units of required coursework, two units of required internship/work experience, plus four additional elective units. 

To see a complete list of the required courses, see the library technology section of our catalogTo assist in planning, review our course sequencing chart.

Library technology class schedule

To see the current or upcoming library technology classes, view our class schedule:

LT-110 Job Search Skills for Library Careers (1-unit class)
Saturdays. 9:00 am – 2:50 pm for three classes only on 1/20, 2/3 and 2/10

Get a jump start on your library career or job transition in this class taught by Debbie Hunt, librarian extraordinaire, past president of the international Special Libraries Association, current library director at SF’s Mechanics’ Institute, co-author of the Librarian’s Skillsbook: 51 essential career skills for information professionals. and the woman who knows every inch of the Bay Area’s library world. This class will build your job search strategies, a dynamite resume and top notch interviewing skills. Cost is only $46!

Instructor: Debbie Hunt, Director, Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco

LT-102 Access and Technical Services in Libraries (3-unit class)
Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm from February 8 - May 10

This course teaches the full array of access and technical services in a variety of library settings and collection formats including online systems and other technology applications. The theory and practice of selecting, acquiring and circulating materials in print and electronic formats along with the skills and competencies necessary for providing quality access services, the history of access services, and ethical, legal and policy considerations will be covered.

Instructor: Tamar Kirschner, Librarian, Diablo Valley College

LT-104 Cataloging for Paraprofessionals (3-unit class)
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:50 pm from January 27 - May 19 (class meets on 1/27, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, and 5/19)

An introductory course covering the basic principles, concepts and procedures of bibliographic control including descriptive cataloging, classification, subject analysis, physical processing, bibliographic maintenance, software systems and metadata schemes.

Instructor: Linda Dobb, Associate Provost and Librarian, California State University, East Bay

LT-107 Digital Assets: Tools and Methodologies (2-unit class)
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm from March 6 - May 22

This course is an introduction to the basic processes of creating and managing digital assets including assessing materials, managing files for preservation, and using current digitizing software systems. Access issues, metadata schemes, quality control, scanning equipment and other technologies will also be examined.

Instructor: TBD

LS-121 - Information Literacy and Research Skills (1-unit class)
Online class, February 5 - March 16

The course teaches the research strategies and skills for successfully finding, retrieving, evaluating and using information in various formats. It combines library skills, research methods, and information technology literacy. Coursework includes the ethical and legal aspects of information use and the critical thinking skills necessary for effective college research.

Instructor: Daniel Kiely, Librarian, Diablo Valley College

Library technology classes most often meet in a class room, however, each class utilizes an online class system for some instruction. DVC class sizes are generally small, so instructors can give individual attention as needed.

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Contact Library Technology

Program lead: Andy Kivel
Telephone: 925-969-2586
Office location: L-312 Campus map