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.
View LT class schedule:
LT-106 School Library and Media Services (2 units)
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:50 pm, May 30 - July 25
This course focuses on the multi-dimensional role of the library technician in a school setting. The class presents the principles and procedures central to the operations of school libraries and media centers, including the creation of effective learning environments, technology applications, philosophies of service and programming, as well as collection development and other core activities will be explored.
Instructor: Paizley Spencer, Teacher Librarian, Alameda Unified School District
LS-121 - Information Literacy and Research Skills (1 unit)
Online class, June 5 - June 22
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
LT-101 - Foundations of Library and Information Services (3 units)
Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:50 am, September 15 - December 8
An introduction to the missions, services, operations, and staffing of libraries and information centers, this class teaches the tools and terminology of library services, the library technician’s role in the delivery of services, and strategies for successful career development are emphasized. The course also explores current issues and trends, as well as the relationship of libraries to the communities and populations they serve.
Instructor: Emily Bergfeld, Librarian, Alameda County Law Library and Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Diablo Valley College
LT-105 - Reference and Research Services: Tools and Techniques (3 units)
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:50 pm, September 4 - November 20
This course studies and practices the use of print and online information resources found in all types of libraries, and the effective reference service skills to assist library users in a variety of settings.
Instructor: Amelie Brown, Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Diablo Valley College
LT-111 - Storytelling (2 units)
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:50 pm, September 6 - November 15
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
Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Contra Costa College and City College, San Francisco
|Program lead:||Andy Kivel|
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