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Academic Certificate in Library Information Technology

The Academic Certificate in Library Information Technology prepares students for paraprofessional jobs in libraries.

Upon completion of the academic certificate, students will be able to:

  • perform basic library reference services and programs for a selected group of library customers
  • describe the role of the public library in the community as an agency for information services
  • perform readers advisory services and collection development analysis for a selected group of authors or genres

Courses taken for the Certificate in Library Information Technology may be used also for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Management & Design, Library Information Technology Option.

All Library Information Technology courses are web-based distance courses.

Important notice:  The Library Information Technology Certificate requirements will change in Spring Semester 2014.  Students who began work on the LIT certificate in years prior to 2014 may choose either the 2013 requirements or the 2014 requirements.

2013 LIT Certificate Requirements.  18 credit hours total

Required.

1. LIT 115 Introduction to Reference Services, 3 credit hours

Students will select one course from each of the following groups to complete the certificate requirement of 18 credit hours.

2. Library Procedures

  • LIT 124, Library Administration
    OR
  • LIT 132, Library Technical Services

3. Library Services

  • LIT 243, Library Services for Children
    OR
  • LIT 245, Library Services for Young Adults
    OR
  • LIT 247, Library Services for Adults
    OR
  • LIT 248, Library Services for Preschool Children
    OR
  • LIT 280, Genealogy Services in Libraries

4. Library Information Technology Elective

  • LIT elective: any LIT course above LIT 115

5. Kentucky Literature (out-of-state students may substitute any English/American literature course)

  • LIT 200, Seminar in Kentucky Literature
    OR
  • LIT 240, Appalachian Literature of Kentucky
    OR
  • LIT 241, Literature of Central Kentucky
    OR
  • LIT 242, Literature of Western Kentucky

6. General Education

  • ENG 101, Writing I
    OR
  • ENG 102, Writing II
    OR
  • HIS 108, History of the United States through 1865
    OR
  • HIS 109, History of the United States since 1865
    OR
  • HIS 240, History of Kentucky (out-of-state students may substitute a history course of their state)

2014 LIT Certificate requirements:  15 credit hours

1.  Required courses

  • LIT 115, Introduction to Library Services and
  • IMD 114, Information Literacy

2.  Library Procedures

  • LIT 124, Library Administration or
  • LIT 132, Technical Services

3.   Library Services

  • LIT 243, Library Services for Children or
  • LIT 245, Library Services for Young Adults or
  • LIT 247, Library Services for Adults or
  • LIT 248, Library Services for Preschool Children or
  • LIT 280, Genealogy Services in Libraries

4.  LIT elective:  any LIT course above LIT 115