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LBRA 1371 - Introduction to Library Technology


Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
Introduction to evolving roles of library information paraprofessionals, including historical and philosophical foundations of libraries, and overview of the professional setting, including types of libraries, information centers and professional organizations. Focus is on the comprehensive study of advanced communication skills for library assistants including techniques in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Covers types of information organizations and employers, role of the LTA, automation, history of the book, tools, and terminology, basic library philosophy, seeking a job, library vendors, conflict resolution, and dealing with change. This course is the recommended prerequisite for all other LBRA courses.


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