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

 View LT class schedule:

Summer 2018

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

Fall 2018

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 stories.

Instructor,  Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Contra Costa College and City College, San Francisco

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

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Contact Library Technology

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