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.

For more information about the required internship visit the LT Work Experience Education page.

Library technology class schedule

 View LT class schedule:

Summer 2019

LT-106 School Library and Media Services (2-unit class)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm, June 19 - July 24 (6 weeks, partially online)

This course presents the principles and procedures central to the operations of school libraries and media centers with an emphasis on the multi-dimensional role of the library technician. The creation of effective learning environments, technology applications, philosophies of service and programming, as well as collection development and other important regular activities will be explored.

Instructor: Paizley Spencer, Teacher Librarian, Alameda Unified School District

LS-121 - Information Literacy and Research Skills (1-unit class)

Online class, June 3 - July 11

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: Emily Moss, Librarian, Diablo Valley College

Fall 2019 

LT-101 - Foundations of Library and Information Services (3 units)

Online, 9/16/2019 - 12/13/2019

This course provides an introduction and overview of the missions, services, operations, and staffing of libraries and information centers. The tools and terminology of library services, the library technician's role in the delivery of services, and strategies for successful job placement are emphasized. The course also explores current library issues and trends, as well as the relationship of libraries to the communities and populations they serve.

Instructor: Emily Bergfeld, Director, Alameda County Law Library

LT-105 - Reference and Research Services: Tools and Techniques (3 units)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm, 9/03/19 - 11/19/19

This course is an introduction to the use of print and online information resources found in public, school, college and special libraries. Students learn effective techniques for assisting library patrons, and are provided opportunities for developing reference service skills. The class uses resources available through the Diablo Valley College library plus other commonly available resources.

Instructor: Amelie Brown, Adjunct Librarian, Diablo Valley College


LT-111 - Storytelling (2 units)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm, 9/05/2019 - 11/14/2019


An introduction to storytelling designed to develop skills as storytellers in the library, classroom, home and other settings. The class will survey various types and formats of storytelling and provide practical experience in presenting and evaluating stories.

Instructor: Amanda Choi, Collection Development Librarian/Library Instruction Coordinator, Contra Costa College 

LS-121 - Information Literacy and Research Skills (1 unit)

Online, 9/09/2019 - 10/18/2019

This course presents the research strategies and skills to successfully find, retrieve, evaluate and use information in various formats. Library skills, research methods, and information technology literacy are covered including the ethical and legal aspects of information use and the critical thinking skills necessary to conduct effective college research.

Instructor: Emily Moss, Librarian, Diablo Valley College

LS-121 - Information Literacy and Research Skills (1 unit)

Online, 10/28/2019 - 12/06/2019

This course presents the research strategies and skills to successfully find, retrieve, evaluate and use information in various formats. Library skills, research methods, and information technology literacy are covered including the ethical and legal aspects of information use and the critical thinking skills necessary to conduct effective college research.

Instructor: Daniel Kiely, Librarian, Diablo Valley College

Register today via the Insite Portal. If you're just starting take the steps to enroll. Contact the program coordinator, Tamar Kirschner for advising or schedule an appointment with a college counselor.


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Contact Library Technology

Program lead: Tamar Kirschner
Telephone: 925-969-2598
Email: tkirschner@dvc.edu
Office location: L-312 Campus map