L SC-LIBRARY SCIENCE (L SC)

L SC 100. Introduction to Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Overview of libraries, including history and development, responsibilities of library personnel, types of libraries and services, and technology and trends. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 110. Reference and Information Resources I

3 Credits (3)

Overview of reference services. Introduction to, and evaluation of, basic types of information resources (both print and electronic) and their application in libraries.

L SC 111. Introduction to Information Literacy in an Electronic Environment

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to the basics of the research process; the organization, location and evaluation of information using print, non-print and electronic resources. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

L SC 120. Cataloging Basics I: Descriptive Cataloging

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to descriptive cataloging. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 130. Introduction to Technical Services in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to technical services in libraries, including acquisitions, bindery, cataloging, gifts, and serials. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 140. Multimedia Materials and Presentations in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Overview of media formats and equipment. Introduction to desktop publishing, presentations, and web-page creation applications in libraries. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

L SC 160. Introduction to Public Services in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to public services in libraries, including circulation, inter-library loan, reference, media services, special collections, and government documents. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 175. Civic Involvement in Library Science

1-3 Credits

Involvement in an organized community service project or group with a library or information technology component. Promotes awareness of volunteer and community service opportunities. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Graded: S/U. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 200. Collection Management and Development in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Principles of identifying, selecting, acquiring, managing, and evaluating resources for libraries. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 203. School Library Media Specialist

3 Credits (3)

Principles and practice of managing the school library media center, with an emphasis on its specific educational mission. Topics may include collection development, classes and lesson plans, public relations, administrative procedures, and use of technology. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 210. Technology Planning in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Overview of computer applications in libraries. Topics may include automated systems and electronic resources, introduction to evaluation of technology, and writing a technology plan. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 221. Experiential Learning I

1-3 Credits

Student is employed (paid or non-paid) in an approved work site and evaluated by their supervisor. Each credit requires a specified number of hours of on-the job work experience. Consent of Instructor required. Graded: S/U Grading (S/U, Audit). Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

L SC 230. Issues and Ethics in Libraries

3 Credits (3)

Discussions of current and continuing challenges to effective library service. Topics may include copyright, censorship, intellectual freedom, Internet filtering, problem patrons, security, or other current issues. Restricted to Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 240. Internet Resources and Research Strategies

3 Credits (3)

Introduction to retrieving and evaluating information found on the Internet and in selected Internet-accessible databases. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 255. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Special topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 270. Library Science Capstone

3 Credits (3)

A culmination of all technical courses that are required to receive an Associate of Applied Science from the program centering around the completion of a library related project. Discussions on the role of paraprofessionals in libraries. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.

L SC 296. Multicultural Books for Children and Youth

3 Credits (3)

This course explores a wide range of multicultural children's literature including: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern. Topics covered include: nonfiction of the cultures, historical fiction of the cultures, and contemporary literature of the cultures. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

L SC 298. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with prior approval of department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Restricted to: Dona Ana campus only.