Library and Information Services


Are you looking for a high-tech career that is fast paced, and involves working with people?  As libraries increasingly use new technologies, the duties of library and information services (LIS) specialists will expand and evolve accordingly. LIS specialists assist with customizing databases and instruct patrons in how to use computer systems to access data. These specialists work in large libraries as well as in rural areas.

Central Community College, in cooperation with the Nebraska Library Commission the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Chadron State College, offers two options for LIS students:  a certificate program in library and information services and an associate of arts degree that students can complete in as little as two years.

Course work in this certificate program will fulfill the requirements for Nebraska Public Librarian certification.

The associate of arts degree prepares students to transfer to the University of Nebraska-Omaha or Chadron State College to complete a baccalaureate degree if they choose.

LIS courses and other courses needed to complete the program's certificate and associate of arts degree entirely online. The program provides information about services requiring technical skills in such vital areas as circulation of materials, acquisition, and processing all types of materials. The program’s courses focus particularly on information resources and management of a small library.

Students who complete the 18 hours of library and information services courses will possess the following skills and responsibilities and the ability to:

  • Develop youth/young adult and senior programming
  • Purchase and process all types of materials
  • Plan and compile budgets
  • Develop collection development and management plans
  • Manage a small library
  • Supervise library staff
  • Lead specialized departmental teams in large libraries

The associate of arts degree is offered for people who want to complete two years of study with Central Community College before transferring to the University of Nebraska-Omaha to complete bachelor's degrees in related areas.

For more information about the Library and Informaton Services program, please go to our online catalog.

LIS Schedule of Offerings

LIS Brochure


To enroll, contact:

Dee Johnson

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1-877-222-0780, ext 1418


Check out the Nebraska Library Commission website at

Written by Doug Hann   
Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 17:35