Library Technical Assistant (LIBT)

Associate Degree

Program Overview

The Library Technical Assistant (LIBT) is an important member of the library team. As a trained paraprofessional, the LIBT assists the librarian in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical processing and audio-visual services. LIBTs are service-oriented and enjoy working with people. Graduates of a Library Technical Assistant program are increasingly in demand as employees in various types of libraries. With the constant introduction of new technology, trained personnel are needed in school, public, academic and special libraries.

The Library Technical Assistant program at Kaskaskia College offers course designed for students interested in a career in all types of libraries (school, public academic and special libraries). This certificate/degree requires an internship to be completed at one of the internship program sponsors located in the local area to further prepare students for their future career. Details on internship will vary based on student’s goal: certificate or degree.

An active advisory committee of local librarians assures that course work reflects the needs of library employers in the area. All courses required for the Library Technical Assistant certificate/degree may be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Gainful Employment

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Gainful Employment Information

Job Opportunities

Entry-level positions available to graduates from this certificate include:

  • Librarians
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Acquisition Technician
  • Library Clerk
  • Cataloging Assistant

Career Outlook and Earnings

Source: Library Technicians - http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254031.htm
Employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage
94,260 $15.23/hr $31,680/yr

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