Library Assistant/Technician Training Program
June 9 – 14, 2008
This certificate, non-credit program is sponsored by NYLA in cooperation with Schenectady County Community College. It is open to individuals already working or newly hired in libraries, or people interested in working in libraries. To receive a certificate from SCCC, the individual must take all four courses. MVLS will pay for one person from each of our libraries to attend these programs.
Introduction: Monday, June 9, 6 PM – 9 PM
This course introduces students who plan to work or are currently working in libraries to various aspects of library work. Attention is given to the development of libraries so that the student may be aware of what a library is, how it has evolved, and what types are found today. The current employment situation is also discussed.
Public/Circulation Services: Tuesday, June 10, 6 PM – 9 PM; and Thursday, June 12, 6 PM – 9 PM
An introduction to public services in libraries. This section covers circulation services and systems, reserve and special collections, shelving and stack maintenance, customer service, public relations, confidentiality, and security.
Technical Services: Saturday, June 14, 9 AM – noon
An overview of the technical processing services that are carried out in libraries. Students will be introduced to the procedures required to acquire, catalog, process, and preserve materials in all formats.
Reference: Saturday, June 14, 1 PM – 4 PM
An introduction to reference and information services in libraries. Topics include the organization of information, the reference question, and search strategies. Electronic reference products, trends in reference work, library/bibliographic instruction, information literacy, and types of reference materials are discussed.
Register online between April 4 – May 31 at http://www.sunysccc.edu/, or call Schenectady County Community College at 518-381-1315.