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Why Choose Library Technician?
- Enjoy schedule flexibility with our hybrid & evening course options
- Use your organizational skills to make sure library materials & resources are properly sorted & organized, so library patrons can easily find what they are looking for
- Help build your library’s collections by acquiring, cataloging & processing new materials
- Start with our 19-hour certificate, so you can finish quickly & begin your career
Prepare for What You Will Do at Work
- Loan, collect, sort, re-shelve & maintain library materials
- Use databases to locate library materials
- Answer routine reference questions, including how to use library resources
- Perform routine clerical tasks, such as:
- Registering new patrons & issuing library cards
- Answering phones
- Organizing files
- Help plan & participate in special programs, such as used-book sales, story times, or outreach programs
Marketable Skills You Will Learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before You Enroll, Think About:
- You may spend quite a bit of your time working with the public at service desks or computer terminals—often standing for extended periods of time.
- You need to be detail oriented and have strong computer skills.
- You may spend time in the library stacks re-shelving books, which may require bending or stretching to reach the shelves.
- Your working hours may vary widely depending on the type of library where you are employed.
- If you want to become a librarian, most jobs require an accredited master’s degree.
- You can apply your TCC Library Technician credits toward a 4-year bachelor’s degree of your choosing before applying to graduate school.
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Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2023–2024 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate
|Semester Credit Hours
|Total Tuition & Fees
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Continuing Education Programs
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.
You may be ready to work toward:
- Bachelor of Science in Information Science
- Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Start on Your Pathway!
Trinity River Campus
Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business
Trinity River Campus
Updated October 30, 2023