LSSC Elective Competencies: Access Services

(1 customer review)

$375.00

Dates: October 7 - November 17

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

A six week online course on access services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. The basic functions of access services include circulating materials, maintaining physical collections, and assisting library users with diverse needs. Access services staff are often in the most direct contact with library users, and as such they must be able to create a welcoming and safe environment in the library; assist patrons with accessing and using the wide variety of library materials and equipment; and maintain the physical condition and organization of library resources. This course will get you started in all of these areas, as well as give the specific competencies laid out by the LSSC program.

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.

Course Description

A six week online course on access services, designed to meet the elective requirement for the Library Support Staff Certification program. The basic functions of access services include circulating materials, maintaining physical collections, and assisting library users with diverse needs. Access services staff are often in the most direct contact with library users, and as such they must be able to create a welcoming and safe environment in the library; assist patrons with accessing and using the wide variety of library materials and equipment; and maintain the physical condition and organization of library resources. This course will get you started in all of these areas, as well as give the specific competencies laid out by the LSSC program.

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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1 review for LSSC Elective Competencies: Access Services

  1. Karen Abbott

    This is an excellent course with a great course instructor. The course was well laid out with relevant assignments and quizzes to reinforce letures and reading. Deadlines are reasonable, as is the workload. I recommend this class to anyone contemplating a career in library services.

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