Program CoordinatorJeanne Gardner 719.549.3308 Academic Building Room 110A Jeanne.Gardner@pueblocc.edu
Department ChairRosemary Breckenfelder 719.549.3204 Academic Building Room 250P Rosemary.Breckenfelder@pueblocc.edu
PCC’s Library Technician program is the only program of its kind in Colorado.
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Award: AAS, Certificate
Average Class Size: 25
Program Length: 61 Credits, 6 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Fully Online
Course Locations: PCC Online
Career InformationCareer prospects for Library Technicians who earn an AAS degree or Certificate are rising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. This training can open the door to employment in a school media center, a public library, an academic library, or a special library. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics placed the national median salary for library technicians at $14.74 per hour.
What Will I LearnStudents in this program will learn a series of key library functions, including collection management (selecting and acquiring materials), cataloging basics for Dewey and Library of Congress, processing and repair of library materials, circulating and shelving materials, helping patrons with reference, resource sharing services, and managing a small library or media center. Students will also acquire non-technical skills needed to be a successful library technician, such as customer service, listening, speaking, and writing, attention to detail, and working as a member of a team.
Note:This program features two completion paths, each with different awards:
Consult the Academic Catalog for full details on these options and their course requirements.
Degree TransferIf you plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree
program such as Library Information Science, consult with your program advisor
to determine the transferability of courses.
Our Experienced FacultyThe PCC Library Technician faculty has over 80 years combined experience in Libraries. Faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in Library Science. The diverse background of our faculty includes experience in Academic, Public, and Special Libraries.
Our Program FormatThe Library Technician degree and certificate courses can be taken fully online.
Three components of the program have received the American Library Association's Library Support Services certification.