Job Search Skills for Library Careers
(LT-110; 1-unit class)
Saturdays. 9 – 2:50 pm for three classes only on 1/20, 2/3 and 2/10.
Instructor: Debbie Hunt, Director, Mechanic’s Institute, San Francisco
Get a jump start on your library career or job transition in this class taught by
, librarian extraordinaire, past president of the international Special Libraries Association, current library director at SF’s Mechanics’ Institute, co-author of the
Librarian’s Skillsbook: 51 essential career skills for information professionals,
and the person who knows every inch of the Bay Area’s library world. This class will build your job search strategies, a dynamite resume and top notch interviewing skills.
Cost is only $46!
Access and Technical Services in Libraries
Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm from February 8th - May 10th
Instructor: Tamar Kirschner, Librarian, Diablo Valley College
This course teaches the full array of access and technical services in a variety of library settings and collection formats including online systems and other technology applications. The theory and practice of selecting, acquiring and circulating materials in print and electronic formats along with the skills and competencies necessary for providing quality access services, the history of access services, and ethical, legal and policy considerations will be covered.
Cataloging for Paraprofessionals
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:50 pm starting January 27th. Class meets on: 1/27, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 55, 5/12 and 5/19.
Instructor: Linda Dobb, Associate Provost and librarian, California State University, East Bay
An introductory course covering the basic principles, concepts and procedures of bibliographic control including descriptive cataloging, classification, subject analysis, physical processing, bibliographic maintenance, software systems and metadata schemes. An excellent class for continuing education and for those wanting an introduction to these critical library functions.
Digital Assets: Tools and Methodologies
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm from March 6th to May 22nd
This course is an introduction to the basic processes of creating and managing digital assets including assessing materials, managing files for preservation, and using current digitizing hardware and software systems. Access issues, metadata schemes, quality control, scanning equipment and other technologies will also be examined.