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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Library Technology Certificate (LBTC-CC)

Location(s): Three Rivers

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This one-of-a-kind certificate is 27- credit, fully online, recognized by the American Library Association, and is the only one of its kind in New England. This program of study is an approved provider of library technology courses for the certification awarded by The American Library Association (ALA). The program of study ensures that students gain the knowledge required for successful employment in 21st century libraries. With 100% of its courses online, scheduling is flexible. The library technology certificate is a perfect program for anyone who wants to start a career as library staff involved in library support and operations or broadening their library technology knowledge and skills. While it does not prepare individuals for all levels of employment that require a library science graduate degree, our graduates are well prepared to perform a wide range of library skills and services and the certificate is highly regarded in the library community.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • explain the mission of libraries, departments and services of libraries, and basic library policies.
  • demonstrate good customer service and communication skills.
  • recognize and explain common library terminology.
  • apply knowledge of basic technology skills (including online computer automation systems; word processing, email, Internet and other productivity software; and internet and database searching techniques) to assist patrons in a rapidly changing technological environment.
  • explain basic reference and information resources and referral procedures.
  • explain basic library classification systems and use them to catalog and retrieve materials.
  • demonstrate appropriate methods and techniques for material processing, storage, and preservation.


The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) from the American Library Association - Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) recognizes Three Rivers Community College as one of the few national academic providers of approved Library Technology courses for support staff. Three Rivers Community College will continue to hold this recognition up until the point of the merger. At the time of the merger, the recognition will be transferred over to CT State Community College.