LTA Course Offerings for Spring Semester at JJC

It is time to register for Spring Classes! Come join us!

The Library Technical Assistant Certificate Program at Joliet Junior College consists of 9 courses for a total of 26 credit hours, and offers instruction from frontline librarians, technology training, online learning and more. Spring classes begin January 18, 2022.

Current students can do this through the MyJJC portal. New students can do this here: https://www.jjc.edu/getting-started/register-courses

This Spring, LTA classes will be offered in a hybrid mode, with in-person sessions offered at least once monthly, and the rest online. The exception is the 208 Practicum. This requires a student to work on-site at a hosting library. Should the situation in the region or state change, and a student's practicum site closes, we will work with the host library and the student to complete virtually.

Courses offered for the Spring 2021 16-week semester include:

LTA 103 - Library Materials - 3 Credit Hours.

Instructor: Amy Chellino

Examines the role of the library technical assistant in the practice of acquiring print and non-print materials from the selection decision through technical processing. Budgeting, binding, processing, and weeding also will be covered. Both manual and automated systems are incorporated into course materials. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.

LTA 204 - Libraries and Technology - 3 Credit Hours.

Instructors: Aimee Walker & Michelle Y. Roubal

An introduction to technologies and automated services in all library departments: circulation, technical services, reference, and administration. Applications of computers, selected software, networks, internet, and connectivity are highlighted. Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101.

LTA 208 - Library Practicum - 2 Credit Hours.

Instructor: Michelle Y. Roubal

This course provides supervised work experience in a public, academic, special, or school library. Emphasis is on applying knowledge gained in coursework to practical on-the-job situations. The student rotates through various departments to broaden the experience. This course includes a forum for discussing issues related to working as a library technical assistant with emphasis on practical applications in the student's library practicum. Prerequisite(s): LTA 102, LTA 103, LTA 201, LTA 202, LTA 204, LTA 205, and LTA 206 all with minimum grade "C".

Want to learn more about the program? Fill out the form here and we'll get you additional information: https://go.jjc.edu/get-started-library-technical-assistant

Want to speak to the LTA Advisor? Contact Associate Professor Michelle Y. Roubal at mroubal@jjc.edu or phone 815.280.2350.

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