Library and Information Services
Libraries are home to more technology than ever before, and the responsibilities of librarians are evolving with that trend. As a library and information specialist, you’ll assist with customizing databases and teaching patrons how to use computer systems to access data. Our Library and Information Services program is offered in cooperation with the Nebraska Library Commission and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. You’ll acquire the skills on how to acquisition and process all types of materials, organize materials, be proactive in collection management and manage small libraries. Our Library and Information Services program provides you the skills needed for certification as a public librarian in Nebraska, with an emphasis on rural needs.
Online Course Offerings Summer and Fall 2018
Summer 2018: May 21 – July 26
Fall 2018: August 20 – December14
Enrollment for summer and fall opens April 9, 2018
Instructor: Marty Magee
- Effective use of print and digital resources, databases, and websites
- Professional competencies including legal and ethical responsibilities
- Reference Interview process
Instructor: Marty Magee
This course, the recommended first in the Library and Information Services curriculum, provides introductory information in multiple areas.
- Library history and organizations
- Foundation Principles/Code of Ethics
- Information databases and Internet usage
Instructor: Michael Straatman
This course includes the theories, concepts and activities integral to leading and managing 21st Century libraries and information agencies.
- Leadership principles
- Management strategies
- Policies and procedures
Instructor: Patty Birch
This capstone course is the last course in the Library & Information Services program. Students will complete 40 hours of service learning in a host library. The course also includes a review of the principle pieces of learning from the LIS program.
- Prerequisites: LIBR 1010, 2100, 2150, 2210, & 2250
At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 18 credits required for the Library and Information Services certificate costs:
Nebraska residents - $1,800
Non-residents - $2,592
These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.
2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100 Non Resident $132 $12 $144
Finish the certificate in 1 year by taking classes during the fall, spring and summer sessions
Achieve an associate of science degree in 2 years by completing 15 credits a semester for 4 semesters
The Library and Information Services certificate requires 18 semester-hours of course work (six classes) and can be completed in one year by taking classes during the fall, spring and summer sessions.
The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.
Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.
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