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Librarian Credential

Credit Recommendation

  • COM 101 - Speech Communication: 3 credits, lower division level
  • COM 326 - Organizational Communication: 3 credits, upper division level
  • ENG 101 - English Composition 1: 3 credits, lower division level
  • ENG 102 - English Composition 2: 3 credits, lower division level
  • PUB 101 - Intro to Public Administration: 3 credits, lower division level
  • PUB 301 - Professional Writing: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Cataloging and Classification: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Information Service Technology: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Information Services: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Introduction to Library Public Services: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Introduction to Library Tech Services: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Introduction to Reference Services: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Library Information Sources: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Management Strategies: 3 credits, lower division level
  • Organization of the Information Center: 3 credits, upper division level
  • Technical Services: 3 credits, upper division level
  • User Services: 3 credits, upper division level

Effective Dates 

December 2011 through December 2019

Issuing Agency

Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

About the Credential

A Librarian performs a full range of professional library duties including acquisition, classifying, reference and programming, and may be responsible for daily operation of a library. A librarian evaluates and selects library material for acquisition and discard; plans and conducts workshops and special programs; writes grant proposals and solicits donations; assigns, trains and supervises staff; compiles statistics and writes reports; performs related duties as required.

How to Apply for the Credit

Credit Recommendation Details / Competencies

Cataloging and Classification: 3 credits, lower division level

This course introduces both Dewey and Library of Congress Classification Systems.  Also included are original descriptive and subject cataloging of print and non-print media, and copy cataloging by using MARC format.
Equivalent to LIB K116 at Three Rivers Community College.

Information Service Technology: 3 credits, upper division level

Utilization of major technologies in library-information service agencies: video, microforms, computers.

Equivalent to ILS 440 at Southern Connecticut State University

Information Services: 3 credits, upper division level

An overview of the information field: library science, instructional technology, information science, communications.

Equivalent to ILS 302 at Southern Connecticut State University

Introduction to Library Public Services: 3 credits, lower division level 
This course deals with the public service aspect of library work, which includes circulation, reserve, and publicity.  Competencies include the ability to explain the role and philosophy of library service in different types of libraries, list the process for circulating materials and how ILS work, comprehend the processes of Reference and Reader's Advisory, know the steps for performing interlibrary loans, understand the differing needs of children, adults, and persons with special needs, be familiar with public relations and marketing tools, provide excellent customer service, be familiar with the issues of intellectual freedom and censorship.
Equivalent to LIB K101 at Three Rivers Community College.

Introduction to Library Tech Services: 3 credits, lower division level

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the use of bibliographic tools, the skills to use them appropriately, and a basic knowledge of workflow in a technical processing department.
Equivalent to LIB K123 at Three Rivers Community College.

Introduction to Reference Services: 3 credits, lower division level

This course is designed to familiarize students with the use of general and specialized reference tools. Procedures and services in the library reference depart­ment are also discussed.

Equivalent to LIB K104 at Three Rivers Community College

Library Information Sources: 3 credits, upper division level
Sources of information in the public and private sectors: selection, acquisition, utilization.
Equivalent to ILS425 at Southern Connecticut State University

Management Strategies: 3 credits, lower division level
This course covers the basic communication, decision-making, and management skills that are necessary for library support staff.  Library support staff communicate effectively with library users and other library staff in a variety of situations to offer high-quality customer service and serve as valued members of work teams and decision-makers.  Some support staff are promoted to supervisory or management positions in their careers.  In this course, students learn communication and teamwork skills via online lectures, group discussion, and activities.  Students analyze work situations and case studies, and are expected to participate in all online exercises.  Competency standards covered in this course fall into three categories: (1) communication competencies (interpersonal communications, work climate and the art of motivation, conflict management, active listening); (2) teamwork competencies (group dynamics, inclusiveness and diversity, motivation, planning and organizing work, managing meetings, delegation); and (3) management (leadership, policies and legal environment, performance, time management, budgeting basics, project and career management). 

Equivalent to LIB K127 at Three Rivers Community College.

Organization of the Information Center: 3 credits, upper division level

The structure and function of information service agencies.
Equivalent to ILS 421 at Southern Connecticut State University

Technical Services: 3 credits, upper division level
This course covers the organization of technical services structure in a library, including acquisition processes, cataloging, and classification systems.
Equivalent to ILS 320 at Southern Connecticut State University.

User Services: 3 credits, upper division level
Utilization of reference tools and the development of library-information programs.
Equivalent to ILS 330 at Southern Connecticut State University