Library Technical Assistant
The online Library Technical Assistant program at Rose State is the only LTA program in Oklahoma. All courses are taught by master's-level librarians. Currently, we offer two Library Technical Assistant courses per semester, and, since all courses are taught online, students may complete program requirements while working full-time.
Graduates of the LTA program will be able to do the following:
- Exhibit knowledge and understanding of libraries, museums, and other knowledge storage mechanisms.
- Demonstrate understanding of customer service, library classification MARC records, children’s and teens’ authors, familiarity with common reference materials and how to use them to assist library patrons.
- Demonstrate basic computer literacy skills, basic management skills and the life cycle of documents.
- Exhibit a basic general foundation of English, history, government, science or math, and liberal arts
LTA 1303 SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS
This course is designed to familiarize the student with materials unique to the medical, government, legal, and genealogical fields. It will introduce the unique terminology of those fields, including MESH terminology, legal citations, and genealogy research methods and sources. It will also look at the Superintendent of Documents catalogs and indexes, the National Library of Medicine, the Government Printing Office and its functions and operation. Federal statutes and Supreme court documents, the depository library system; state and local documents will also be covered, as well as ordering, acquisition and cataloging records; indexing, data bases and microforms. This course delivered only via the Internet.
LTA 1312 LIBRARY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
A course designed to familiarize the student with the basic library services offered to children and young adults. Covers various programs offered in public libraries and school media centers, reading programs, story telling, publicity, book talks, service and information needs, and a brief survey of basic children and young adult materials (including books, audiovisuals, and microcomputer software). This course delivered only via the Internet.
LTA 1313 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES
A course designed to familiarize the student with the programs and materials available in a library which serve the needs of library patrons. Includes coverage of library terminology, general library organization, the LTA/patron interface, reference materials, interlibrary loan, information and referral, networks, circulation, library instruction programs, service to special segments of the population, and publicity. This course delivered only via the Internet.
LTA 1322 INTRODUCTION TO THE LIBRARY PARAPROFESSIONAL FIELD
This course serves as an overview to the work of the Library Technical Assistant. It will look at a brief history of libraries and librarianship and the possible jobs, salaries, and types of libraries in which the LTA employee might find him/herself. It will also look at professional organizations within the library field and issues of importance to libraries, such as the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read, censorship, etc. This course delivered only via the Internet.
LTA 1323 INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY TECHNICAL SERVICES
A course designed to familiarize the student with many phases of material preparation and record keeping. Includes maintenance of periodicals, acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, document inventory, audiovisuals, information and referral, interlibrary loan, and binding files; basic cataloging information; bibliographic searching; filing and shelf reading. This course delivered only via the Internet.
LTA 1333 TECHNOLOGY IN LIBRARIES
A course designed to acquaint the student with present and potential audio-visual machines and services for libraries. It covers basic procedures for evaluating, buying, maintaining, and using various kinds of audio-visual machines needed to deliver audio-visual programs, as well as ways to select proper formats in software for a specific library program. This course is offered only via internet.
LTA 1343 RECORDS MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to familiarize the student with an overview of the practice of records management (RM): the systematic control of information resources in any format, from creation through use, storage, and final disposition. Students will learn how records and information management programs contribute to the efficiency (and legal compliance, occasionally) of any type of organization (government, enterprise, non-profit). Upon completion of the course, students should understand what records management is and the importance of RM in any organization; the components of a formal RM program and the benefits of implementing an RM program; RM as a profession and opportunities in the field. This course is delivered only via the internet.
LTA 1353 LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SKILLS
A course designed to familiarize the student with management skills needed in a library setting. Includes a study of the qualities necessary for library managerial success: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and communicating. This course is offered only via internet.
LTA 2001 CAPSTONE PROJECT
This exit/assessment portfolio is required of all Library Technical Assistant majors. Enrollment in this class and completion of the portfolio is to be done during the student's final semester before graduation or upon completion of the LTA courses. Prerequisites: Successful completion of required LTA courses or upon completion of a minimum of four required LTA courses and with concurrent enrollment in the remaining LTA courses.
- Public and private libraries
- School libraries at all levels
- Government agencies
- Research organizations