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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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What You’ll Learn

  • 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
  • Students will comprehend library professional ethics and behaviors
  • 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 to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Library and Information Services. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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
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
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

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,299
  • Non-Resident

    $
    12,382
  • International

    $
    23,056
  • Books

    $
    1,701
  • Course Fees

    $
    84
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,632

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

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

  • Elodie Goodman
    Elodie Goodman
    Dean Ss/Acct/Econ/Hum Serv
    B.A., M.A., University of Washington
    Elodie.Goodman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3694
  • Paula Swan
    Paula Swan
    Librarian Technician
    B.A., University of Mississippi; M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University; M.Ed., Montana State University, Billings
    Paula.Swan@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3617

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Leah Ruiz

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