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Library And Information Services

If you have a passion for books and you enjoy helping people, consider a career in library services.

Learn how libraries support local communities, K-12 learning, lifelong learning and literacy. Gain skills in all areas of library service including: circulation, cataloging, reference, outreach and archives.

Start your career as a library technician or paraprofessional, or expand your career opportunities if you are already a library staff member.


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1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in standardized library practices and procedures in a range of library service areas: technical services; circulation/access  services; and
public/reference services.
2. Students will comprehend library professional ethics and behaviors.
3. Students will articulate the value and role of library services in contemporary society.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90 - 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LMLIB 100
Introduction to Library Organizations and Careers
5
LMLIB 115
Library Organization and Collections
5
Choose 1 course from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LMLIB 116
Circulation Systems and Access Services
5
LMLIB 125
School Libraries and Media Centers
5
Choose 3 credit from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
BT 100
Beginning Keyboarding
1
BT 155
Records Information Management
3
ECED& 105
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
5
ECED& 120
Practicum-Nurturing Relationships
2
GUID 105
Student Success
2
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service
3
PE 100
Fitness for Life
1
Choose 3 credit from:
BT 101
Keyboarding
5
BT 106
Computing Essentials
5
CAPPS 102
Introduction to Office
1
CAPPS 141
Word I
2
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 161
Access I
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
CAPPS 180
Outlook
2
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LMLIB 117
Library Outreach and Services for Diverse Communities
5
LMLIB 135
Children's Literature and Library Services
5
Choose 1 course from:
BT 272
Business Correspondence
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
Choose 2 credit from:
BT 101
Keyboarding
5
BT 106
Computing Essentials
5
CAPPS 102
Introduction to Office
1
CAPPS 141
Word I
2
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 161
Access I
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
CAPPS 180
Outlook
2
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Total Credits
 
17
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
ACCT 140
QuickBooks
5
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Choose 2 credit from:
BT 101
Keyboarding
5
BT 106
Computing Essentials
5
CAPPS 102
Introduction to Office
1
CAPPS 141
Word I
2
CAPPS 151
Excel I
2
CAPPS 161
Access I
2
CAPPS 171
Powerpoint I
2
CAPPS 180
Outlook
2
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 126
Search Engine Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
Choose 1 course from:
EDUC& 115
Child Development
5
EDUC& 204
Exceptional Child
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
PSYC& 200
Lifespan Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
12
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LMLIB 126
Library Technology and Services for Educational Support
3
LMLIB 220
Technical Services and Cataloging
5
Choose 1 course from:
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business
5
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
MMGT 101
Principles of Management
5
MMGT 231
Human Resource Management
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Choose 3 credit from:
ASL& 122
American Sign Language II
5
BT 100
Beginning Keyboarding
1
BT 155
Records Information Management
3
ECED& 105
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
5
ECED& 107
Health, Safety, Nutrition
5
ECED& 120
Practicum-Nurturing Relationships
2
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
MMGT 223
Customer Service
3
PE 100
Fitness for Life
1
Total Credits
 
16
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
LMLIB 222
Reference and Information Services
5
LMLIB 224
Research Topics and Projects in Library Service
3
Choose 5 credit from:
ASL& 123
American Sign Language III
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ECED& 105
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
5
ECED& 107
Health, Safety, Nutrition
5
ENGL& 111
Introduction to Literature
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
GEOG& 100
Introduction to Geography
5
HIST& 136
US History 1
5
HIST& 137
US History 2
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
MMGT 128
Social Media Marketing Campaign
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
LMLIB 281
Library Paraprofessional Practicum
1
LMLIB 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)
1 - 3
Total Credits
 
14-16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,938
  • Non-Resident

    $
    15,696
  • International

    $
    28,176
  • Max. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Leah Ruiz
    Leah Ruiz
    Esbs Pathway Specialist
    Leah.Ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3943

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Leah Ruiz

Pathways Specialist
leah.ruiz@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3943
Building 16, Room 133D