LSSC Required Competencies: Foundations of Library Services

$375.00

Dates: January 6 - February 16

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. 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.

Course Information

Session

Credits

2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Registration dates

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.

Required text

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.

Course Description

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.

Lorin Jackson

Lorin JacksonLorin Jackson (she/they) is an academic librarian and assistant professor with an eight-year background in diverse library environments. Holding a Master of Information from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Lorin has dedicated her career to advancing social justice and equity within the library field. Lorin is the Executive Director of the Region 2 Regional Medical Library of the Network of the National Library of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Lorin has presented and published several works focusing on challenges and innovations in the field - particularly concerning trauma-informed librarianship and developing kind leadership practices. In her spare time, Lorin likes cooking, reading, organizing, listening to podcasts, and working out.

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Special Session

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