Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MCTC Open House Tonight!

Stop by the MCTC Open House tonight to learn about our Information Studies department course offerings and our Library Information Technology A.A.S. degree, Public Information Services certificate and Technical Information Services certificate. We'll be talking about our new courses for 2011-12 as well:
  • LIBT 1400 Preserving History & Memory: Archives in Current Society: This course examines archives as powerful repositories of history and memory and the archivist as an active agent in the process of shaping our knowledge of the past. You will look at the traditional functions of archives, which are selection, preservation and access, as well as the roles of archivists and support staff, both in their institutional settings and within the context of the wider society which they serve. Offered Spring Semesters.
  • LIBT 1410 Topics in Library Information Technology: This course provides an opportunity to study a variety of topics in library and information technology. Possible topics include studies of collection development, management, online privacy and the role of libraries, trends in social media and relevant technologies. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters (tentative)
Our Fall 2011 Topics course is:

Collection Development Trends
We will consider some of today’s collection challenges such as: What is the role of print resources in the modern library? How do digital subscription packages affect collection building? Which new trends like patron-driven acquisitions and Ereaders will prevail? How will the relationship between libraries and publishers shake out? Take this class and explore together!
  • LIBT 2310 Library Community & Outreach Services: This course examines community and outreach services provided by libraries of all types. You will explore how academic, public, and special libraries as well as school media centers in the United States, build partnerships and serve their broader communities, with emphasis on those who are traditionally underserved. Offered Spring Semesters.