LSSC Required Competencies: Foundations of Library Services
Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs
A six week online course about the foundations of library science, designed to meet the requirements of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on library missions, types of libraries, areas and departments, professional values and ethics, library governance, funding, library cooperation, diversity in user needs, resources, and a services, marketing, outreach, professional development and professional associations.
We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.
Rubin, Richard E. and Joe Janes. Foundations of Library and Information Science. 4th edition, 2016. ALA Editions, ISBN 978-0-8389-1370-3 Ebook versions are available, as are many used print copies.
A six week online course about the foundations of library science, designed to meet the requirements of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on library missions, types of libraries, areas and departments, professional values and ethics, library governance, funding, library cooperation, diversity in user needs, resources, and a services, marketing, outreach, professional development and professional associations. Students will complete an annotated bibliography assignment that requires selecting, evaluating and annotating a variety of sources on a student selected topic. At the end of the course students will complete an annotated bibliography on a topic relevant to their library, which will includes 10 sources in a variety of formats that can be used to explain the topic to library staff and users and/or implement changes.
Jessica E. Moyer
Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers' advisory courses for the LIS programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010). Website
How to Register
To enroll yourself or other participants in a class, use the “Register” button that follows the description of each course. If the “Register” button does not show up, try loading the page in a different web browser. Contact us if you have technical difficulties using our shopping cart system or would like to pay for an enrollment using another method. On the payment page in the shopping cart system, there is a place to add notes, such as the names and email addresses of participants you wish to enroll. We will contact you to request this information in response to your processed payment if you do not include it in the “notes” field. Prior to the start of the workshop, we will send participants their login instructions.
Our shopping cart system allows you to pay with a credit card or with PayPal.
Alternatively, if it is an institutional payment, we can arrange to invoice you. Contact us by email, and we can make arrangements to suit your institution's business processes.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.