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ACRL/CJCLS Committee on Library Staff Education: Existing Programs

To explore, collect and disseminate information on Library Technical Assistant Training Programs; to provide channels of communications for sharing information on these programs.

The following directory is a list of active LTA programs maintained by CLSE

CALIFORNIA

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO

Library Information Technology Program 
San Francisco, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AS or Certificate of Accoomplishment

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

CUESTA COLLEGE
Library/Information Technology Program 
San Luis Obispo, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AS & Certificate in Library/Information Technology 
NOTE:  100% online

 

DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE
Library Technology Program
Pleasant Hill, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AS & Certificate in Library Technology  

 

FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
Library Technology and Information Program
ADDRESS: 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AA or Certificate 
NOTE: 100% online

 

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE

Library Technician Program

ADDRESS: 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806
DEGREE/CERT: AA or Certificate 
NOTE: 100% online

 

PALOMAR COLLEGE
Library and Information Technology Program
San Marcos, CA
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate, AA, Library Technology

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
Library Technology Certificate Program
Pasadena, CA

DEGREE/CERT: Certificate of Achievement or AS in Library Technology

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE
Library and Information Technology

Sacramento, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AS or Certificate in Library and Information Technology
NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY COLLEGE
Library Technology
San Bernardino, CA
DEGREE/CERT: Associate of Arts, Library Science; Certificate, Library Technology

 

SANTA ANA COLLEGE
Library Technology Program
Santa Ana, CA
DEGREE/CERT: AA and Certificate in Library Technology

 

COLORADO

PUEBLO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Library Technician Program
Pueblo, CO
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate & AAS Degree 

 

CONNECTICUT

CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Library Technical Assistant
Hartford, CT
DEGREE/CERT: Associate in Science in Social Service: Library Technical Assistant Option ; Certificate: Library Technical Assistant.

 

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY 
Information Management & Services
New Haven, CT 06515 
DEGREE/CERT: Undergraduate (B.S.) Information Management and Services; School Library Media Specialist Certificate
NOTE: Offers distance education option

 

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Library Technology Certificate
Norwich, CT
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate, Library Technology

NOTES: Program is fully online.  Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program  

 

IDAHO

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
Library and Information Science 
Twin Falls, ID
DEGREE/CERT: AA in Library and Information Science

ILLINOIS

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
Library Technical Assistant
Glen Ellyn, IL
DEGREE/CERT: AAS & Certificate in Library Technology

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE
Library Technical Assistant Program
East Peoria, IL
DEGREE/CERT: AAS, Library Technical Assistant

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE
Library Technical Assistant 
Joliet, IL 
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate

 

WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE
Library Technical Assistant
Chicago, IL 
DEGREE/CERT: AAS, Certificate in Library Technology 
NOTE: Offers distance education option

 

INDIANA

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Library Technical Assis
tant

DEGREE / CERTIFICATE: Indiana Public Librarian Certificate - Online and Associate of Science - Online.

NOTES:

 

KENTUCKY

BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Library Information Technology
DEGREE/CERT: AAS and Academic Certificate in Library Information Technology
NOTE: 
BCTC offers online undergraduate library science courses, which lead to the:  Academic Certificate in Library Information Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Management & Design with the Library Information Technology Option
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science elective courses for transfer to the Northern Kentucky University bachelor's degree in Library Informatics
  • The courses satisfy the library experience and paraprofessional certification levels for Kentucky public library employees. In addition, they satisfy re-certification requirements for all levels of Kentucky public library certification.

 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Library Career Development - Continuing Education Program
Highland Heights, KY
DEGREE: LSSC Certification

 

LOUISIANA

STATE LIBRARY OF LOUISIANA
Library Support Staff Certification
Baton Rouge, LA
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate
NOTE:  All courses are offered completely online.

Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program  

 

MAINE

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT AUGUSTA
Library and Information Services
Augusta, ME
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate, AS, and BS 
NOTES: Out of state students pay a reduced tuition rate of 125% in-state tuition; financial aid is available. This distance education program includes national and international delivery via asynchronous technologies; access to the Internet is required. See program web page for details.

Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

 

MICHIGAN

OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Library Technician Program 
Auburn Hills, MI
DEGREE/CERT: AAS or Certificate 
NOTES: For information about this program contact the college directly or view their catalog via the college home page. 

 

MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (MCTC)
Library Information Technology Program
Minneapolis, MN
DEGREE/CERT: Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate in Technical Information Services, Certificate in Public Information Services

NOTES:

  • Both certificate and AAS are online / distance ed programs.  
  • The tuition for in-state and out-of-state students is the same. 
  • Program video: https://vimeo.com/mctclibrary/lit 

 

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Community Colleges
Central Community College
Library and Information Services

Columbus, NE
DEGREE/CERT: Certificate or AA pathway. 
NOTE: Course work in this certificate program will fulfill the requirements for Nebraska Public Librarian certification.

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Library and Information Technology 
Sanford, NC 
DEGREE/CERT: Associate Degree in Applied Science in Library and Information Technology; Diploma in Library and Information Technology; Certificate available in Library Public Services; Library Cataloging; Library Technical Services; Library Programs;  Library Basics;  Library Management 
NOTES: Library-related courses available through distance education/Internet only.

Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program  

 

OHIO

BELMONT COLLEGE
Library Paraprofessional
St. Clairsville, OH

DEGREE/CERT: Associate of Applied Science

NOTE: Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program 

OKLAHOMA

ROSE STATE COLLEGE
Library Technical Assistant 
Midwest City, OK
DEGREE/CERT: Associate of Applied Science
NOTE: All courses are taught online.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Library Technical Assistant Program
Bethlehem, PA
DEGREE/CERT: Library Technical Assistant specialized diploma

NOTE: Offered through their online learning program.

 

TEXAS

TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE
Library Technician
Forth Worth, TX
DEGREE/CERT: Associate in Applied Science, Level 1 Certificate

NOTE: Offers hybrid courses at the Trinity River Campus.

 

WASHINGTON

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Library & Information Services Program 
Des Moines, WA
DEGREE/CERT: Library & Information Services certificate, Library & Information Services AAS degree, K-12 Library endorsement in conjunction with Seattle Pacific University, Library Practitioner track for solo paraprofessionals, and general professional development. 
NOTE: All certificate, and most all AAS degree, courses can be taken online.

Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program  

 

SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
LiS Degree Program 
Spokane, WA
DEGREE/CERT: Online LiS AAS degree, Online LiS Certificate, 
Online Education Paraprofessional/School Library Media Technician AAS degree (joint program) with online options

NOTE: College credit discounts for current library employees

Participant in the Degree Recognition Agreement with ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification program

Bachelor Degree transfer options

 

WISCONSIN

CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Library & Information Services Degree Program
Eau Claire, WI
DEGREE/CERT: Associate in Applied Science, Library & Information Services

NOTES:  Offered 100% online - See Program Video

Includes required courses for WI DPI public library director certification (Grades II-III)

Continuing education courses offered to existing library and related employees

 

OTHER

These organizations also offer LSSC approved courses.  Follow their links for more information.

ALCTS: You can also check out their schedule of online learning opportunities here: ALCTS Online Learning.

Amigos: Contact the Amigos Office at 800-843-8482, ext. 2829 or 972-851-8000 for information on registration and on-request policies and fees. If you have questions about the training schedule, contact Amigos Training Support, 800-843-8482, ext. 2829 (972-851-8000 in the Dallas area) or learning@amigos.org

Infopeople:  LSSC-approved Infopeople courses are offered at least once per year.  For the most current registration information subscribe to the  Infopeople Training list or check the Infopeople website for all upcoming training.  Contact Project Assistant, Gini Ambrosino at assist@infopeople.org for additional information.