Monday, June 27, 2011

Online Continuing Education in Library/Information Technology

Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:59:38 -0700
From: "Mark Stengel" <mark_stengel@cuesta.edu>
Subject: [calix] Library/Information Technology Continuing Education Courses at Cuesta College

Online Courses @ Cuesta College

*** Includes Certificate of Specialization in Library Services to Children

Cuesta College offers a mature and robust program in Library/Information Technology for those wishing to enter the field or to continue their education within it. Cuesta College is a regionally accredited California Community College, offering an Associate degree in Library/Information Technology and Certificates in Library/Information Technology and Web Development Technologies.

We would like to inform you of some recently approved Certificates of Specialization that are based on present classes which many of you may have already completed.

Please consider applying for one or more of these free certificates as they would be a great addition to your resume, portfolio, or serve as an asset in current or future employment.

Below are the new Certificates of Specialization and the requirements for each.


  • C.S., Essential Skills for Internet Research (Approved by the Board of Trustees on 5/11/11)

    LIBT106 - Introduction to the Internet

    LIBT113 - Advanced Internet Searching

  • C.S., Library Services to Children (Approved by the Board of Trustees on 5/11/11)

    LIBT101 - Introduction to Library Services

    LIBT110 - School Library Media Center Services

    LIBT118 - Connecting Adolescents with Literature and Libraries

    ECE 234 - Children's Literature

  • C.S., Web Page Coding (Pending Approval in June, 2011 by the Board of Trustees)

    LIBT207 - Web Page Development with XHTML

    LIBT120 - Fundamentals of Cascading Style Sheets

    The application form is located at
    http://academic.cuesta.edu/admrreg/certappl.pdf
    <http://academic.cuesta.edu/admrreg/certappl.pdf>

    Fall classes begin August 15, 2011.

    Since many of our classes tend to fill early, prospective students are advised to register as early as possible in order to maximize their choices. An online application to the college must be completed and accepted before one can register for classes. Information on the application and registration process is available at http://academic.cuesta.edu/counsel/gettingstarted.htm
    <http://academic.cuesta.edu/counsel/gettingstarted.htm> . Tuition, set by the legislature, is currently $36 per semester unit for in-state students.

    For more program information visit our course website http://library.cuesta.edu/libt <http://library.cuesta.edu/libt> or call Kathy DeCou at (805) 546-3190.


    DIST 101 - INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE COURSES (.5 Unit)

    Introduces students to the different types of technologies used in a distance education course. Students will determine if distance education is right for them and learn academic and technological skills for success in distance education and technology-mediated courses.

    LIBT 101 - INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES (1 Unit)
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in DIST 101
    Advisory: ENGL 156 with a grade of C or better.
    Surveys the history, organization, services, personnel and functions of libraries and information centers. Provides beginning library/information technology students with an introduction and overview to the field and identifies job opportunities. This course has a mandatory orientation meeting on Saturday, August 20, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the SLO campus in room 3406. Call (805) 546-3190 for more information.

    LIBT 102 - INTRODUCTION TO WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND CONCEPTS (1 Unit)

    This class introduces students to the wide range of concepts and technologies involved in web publishing, and management as well as employment opportunities.

    LIBT 106 - INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET (1 Unit)

    Designed to prepare students to use the Internet for personal and academic needs. This course is an introduction to various features and components of the Internet. Emphasis is also placed on the location and evaluation of Internet resources. Materials fee $5.00.

    LIBT 108 - LIBRARY SUPERVISORY SKILLS (1 Unit)
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in LIBT 101
    Introduces supervisory skills within the context of libraries.

    LIBT 109 - LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES (3 Units)
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in LIBT 101
    Surveys library services provided to the public--including the philosophy, policies and procedures associated with reference/information and circulation services. Emphasizes skill building in defining and executing search strategies.

    LIBT 110 - SCHOOL LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER SERVICES (2 Units)
    Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in LIBT 101
    Explores the role of the school library media program in the educational community. Provides students with basic skills and competencies necessary to deliver effective school library media programs for grades K-12.

    LIBT 111 - JAVASCRIPT FUNDAMENTALS (1 Unit)
    Prerequisite: LIBT 207 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor Introduces the fundamentals of JavaScript and web page design techniques. Materials fee $5.00. Repeatable 1 time only.

    LIBT 113 - ADVANCED INTERNET SEARCHING (1 Unit)
    Prerequisite: Completion of LIBT 106 with a grade of C or better.
    Moves beyond general Web searching and focuses on advanced search techniques and strategies for searching library catalogs, research databases and Web resources. Students will learn how to select appropriate databases, formulate search queries, and retrieve information from these resources. Repeatable 2 times only.

    LIBT 117 - ETHICS IN THE INFORMATION AGE (1 Unit)
    Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet. This will include a basic knowledge of copyright laws, security and privacy issues, Internet advertising, and the appropriate use of the Internet as an information delivery system.

    LIBT 120 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CSS (1 Unit)
    Introduces the fundamentals of CSS for the Web Page Developer. The essential elements such as selectors, positioning, floating, and vertical alignment, tables, and other topics will be explored.
    Prerequisite: LIBT 207 or CAOA 269

    LIBT 207 - WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT WITH XHTML (3 Units)
    Advisory: LIBT 106
    Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site. All elements of web page design will be covered including such topics as content, navigation and aesthetics. Materials fee $5.00. Transfer: CSU.
    Repeatable 1 time only.

    LIBT 212 - RESEARCH SKILLS FOR THE INFORMATION AGE (1 Unit)
    An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills. Transfer: CSU.

Mark Stengel
Director, Library/Learning Resources and Distance Education
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
voice: (805) 546-3159

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