Library Technician

Course Descriptions | Degree Curriculum | Certificate Curriculum

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree & Certificate Program
Jeanne Gardner, Program Coordinator
Phone: 549-3308
Location: Academic Building, Room 110A

Career Opportunities
The LTN program prepares you for a career in a variety of information environments including academic libraries, public libraries, school media centers, special libraries—corporate, correctional, law, and medical—and other information services. In rural settings, the Library/Media Technician manages the library/media center and is the person responsible for providing additional library services such as maintaining the computerized catalog and library web page, conducting patron orientation, and directing library programs.

Program Description
This program offers instruction in a variety of library functions including collection management (selecting and acquiring materials); cataloging; processing and repair of library materials; circulating and shelving materials; helping patrons with reference, readers’ advisory, and resource sharing services; and managing a small library or media center. We also train you in the nontechnical skills you need to be a successful library technician: customer service; listening, speaking, and writing; attention to detail; and working as a member of a team.

Program Requirements
Entrance requirements:
The LTN program is designed for the student who, because of time or distance constraints, is looking for an online degree. The courses use the Desire2Learn platform. You will be better prepared to succeed in the courses if you have completed the following:

  • BTE 100, BTE 102, BTE 103, or equivalent

Graduation requirements:
Certificate and degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 15 graded credits in the LTN core at PCC. If you plan to transfer to a bachelor’s level program, consult with your
advisor to determine the transferability of courses.


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