LIS 100—Introduction to Library Science 3-0-3
Library Science Program
Graduates of this program can expect to obtain employment in libraries or information centers, schools, government agencies, hospitals, corporations, law firms, museums, and professional associations. Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in any field and complete this certificate program will be eligible to apply for certification as Provisional Librarians in Pennsylvania.
> Library Science - Certificate
Library science is a course designed for the profession of librarianship. It is a profession devoted to applying theory and technology to the creation, selection, organization, management, preservation, dissemination, and utilization of collections of information in all formats.
LIS 110—Introduction to Library Cataloging and Classification 3-0-3
This course is an introduction course on library technical services, focusing in particularly on library classification systems, with emphasis on LC and Dewey Decimal Classification systems. This will incorporate identifying and creating LC subject headings, creating MARC records, and deciding when to use copy cataloging or when to create original cataloging records.
LIS 120—Information Sources and Services 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to reference resources - both print and non-print, including selection criteria and the use of selection tools. Also included is the organization and delivery of references services, including the reference interview.
LIS 130—Collection Development and Materials Selection 3-0-3
This course provides students with an understanding and working knowledge of the processes and procedures involved in developing and maintaining library collections. It addresses the topics of selection, evaluation, policy development, weeding, and censorship.
LIS 140—Library Administration 3-0-3
This course addresses the organization and management of libraries. It includes the study of budget preparation, general management and supervision techniques and procedures, decisionmaking, planning, human resources issues, and facilities and equipment related to library use, ADA regulations, and managing technology.