Cuesta College Classes Spring 2018

Hello All:

The holidays are here, but don’t forget it is also time to register for Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology 2018 courses:

Cuesta’s Library/Information Science courses start on January 16, enrollment is available now. All coursed are fully online; for more information on Cuesta’s Library/Information Technology program:http://www.cuesta.edu/academics/hum/libinfotech/index

Getting Started
For students already admitted to Cuesta, enrollment starts here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html
To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here: http://www.cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/
For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search

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DIST 101 – Introduction To Online (.5 unit, meets 1/16-2/02)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 205 – Lib/Information Center Collections (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Provides an overview of how to select, purchase, and organize print, electronic, and other materials to stock library/information center collections.

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of a web site.

LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 unit; 2 sections available: one meets 1/19-3/16, the other meets 3/19 – 5/18)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs.

LIBT 215 – Technology In The Workplace (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
This course offers a practical look at proper approaches and techniques used to understand, utilize and troubleshoot workplace technology.

LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Information Age (1 unit, meets 3/19-5/18)
Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet.

LIBT 218 – Adolescent Literature (3 units, 1/19-5/18)
Explores the literature and electronic resources essential for library technicians to work effectively with adolescents in the information age.

For questions contact:
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Carina Love
Chair, Library, Learning Resouces
& Instructional Technology
Cuesta College
Hwy One.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
805-546-3159
clove@cuesta.edu

or

– Mallory Cronan
– Division/Department Assistant
– Cuesta College
– Library, Learning Resources, and Instructional Technology
– (805) 546-3190
– mallory_cronan@cuesta.edu

Cuesta College Library/Information Technology Courses for Fall 2017

Hello Colleagues: 

August is right around the corner, so now is the time to register for Cuesta’s Fall 2017 (begins August 21) term of  Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Find class offerings and descriptions below. Be sure to enroll in the Intro course (LIBT 201) which begins the program sequence and is only offered in the Fall semester.  

Library/Information Technology courses from Cuesta College are not just an excellent way to prepare future library support staff.  They are also excellent ways for current staff to refresh their knowledge, or to gain new skills.  Because all courses are online, they are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and are a perfect fit for people with busy work and family lives.  

         To find classes: https://ssb.cuesta.edu/prod/syk_class_finder.p_basic_search 

         To apply to Cuesta: http://cuesta.edu/admissionsaid/apply/register/index.html 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  Denise Fourie (dfourie@cuesta.edu) or Carina Love (clove@cuesta.edu).

Fall 2017 Cuesta Library/Information Technology Classes   

All courses are fully online.  Full-semester courses meet 8/21 – 12/22. 

LIBT 201 – Introduction to Library Services  (3 units) ONLY OFFERED IN FALL  
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. Must also be enrolled in the following course: 

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online   (.5 unit)    meets 8/21 – 9/08 
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized 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 204 – Organizing Information (3 units) 
A practical introduction to the tasks involved with cataloging book and nonbook library materials. Includes descriptive cataloging using AACR2, subject cataloging, and classification. Covers MARC formats as well as their use in the OCLC bibliographic utility and local automated library systems. 

LIBT 207 – Web Page Development (3 units) 
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. 

LIBT 208 – Library Teamwork and Supervisory Skills  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Introduces teamwork and supervisory skills within the context of a library department or branch. Covers how to train, motivate, counsel and evaluate employees, time management, delegation of work, preparation of memos and statistical reports. 

LIBT 209 – Library Public Services   (3 units) 
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 210 – School Library Services  (3 units) 
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 212 – Research Skills (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills. 

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching  (1 unit)  meets 10/23 – 12/22 
Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs. Students will learn how to formulate effective search queries, select appropriate information resources, and retrieve and evaluate information from these resources. 

LIBT 220 – Fundamentals of CSS  (1 unit)   meets 10/23 – 12/22 
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. 

Post submitted by Denise Fourie, Instructor of Library/Information Technology at Cuesta College

NEWS: Registration Open for Cuesta College’s Summer LIBT Courses

Hello Colleagues:

Registration is now open for Cuesta’s Summer 2017 term of Library/Information Technology (LIBT) courses. Summer classes begin June 12.

Find class offerings and descriptions below.

Library/Information Technology courses from Cuesta College are not just an excellent way to prepare future library support staff. They are also excellent ways for current staff to refresh their knowledge, or to gain new skills. Because all courses are online, they are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and are a perfect fit for people with busy work and family lives.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:  clove@cuesta.edu or dfourie@cuesta.edu

Summer Library/Information Technology Courses from Cuesta College

  • LIBT 212 – Research Skills (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

 

  • LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 Focuses on advanced search techniques, strategies, and concepts to locate a variety of information resources for personal and academic needs. Students will learn how to formulate effective search queries, select appropriate information resources, and retrieve and evaluate information from these resources. Transfer: CSU

 

  • LIBT 217 – Ethics in the Info Age (1 credit) Online, 6/12 – 7/21 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. Transfer: CSU.

 

  • DIST 101 – Intro To Online (.5 credit) Online, 6/12 – 6/30 [Note: Listed in “Online”] Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized 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.

This post submitted by: Denise Fourie Instructor, Library/Information Technology dfourie@cuesta.edu

 

EVENT: 2017 Witkin Symposium: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Presented by the Alameda County Law Library | $35-$45

In May 1942, one of the assembly centers for Japanese internment camps was the 1117 Oak Street, next door to what is now the law library. The Korematsu family lived in Oakland and may have reported to this address before being transported to the Tanforan detention facility.

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. A new children’s book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. The 19th Annual Witkin Lecture features authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi discussing their treatment of Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book and address the larger historical context, and discuss what people can do today to speak up for justice.

Come experience the power of story to inspire and persuade. Be reminded of the role of attorneys in assuring that “equal justice for all” is not an empty phrase, but a bedrock value nurtured by the efforts and the professional responsibility of attorneys.

Register today!

Date/time:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Location:
Alameda County Training and Education Center
125 12th St #400
Hayward-San Leandro Room
Oakland, CA 94607

[Conference Report] Making College Connections: Librarians working together to prepare students for college and beyond

At ALA Midwinter on January 22nd in Atlanta, the Transitions to College Committee of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) met and discussed challenges in preparing students for college. A mix of public, school, community college, and university librarians shared ideas for making the transition smoother for all students.

According to the multi-type library committee, “libraries can be a powerful influence in helping students prepare for the high school to college transition. They can be even more powerful when they work together.” To that end, the committee has made a resource map to help foster relationships between librarians at varied institutions to discuss and collaborate on transitions-related projects.

The map, intended to serve as a starting point for collaboration, seems like a great place for BayNet members to share expertise. Currently only a few Bay Area institutions are included on the map.

As a librarian in an independent high school, I am particularly interested in working with first year experience librarians and other college librarians to ensure that my students are well prepared for research skills they’ll need in college. I think dialogue between K-12 and college librarians as well as public librarians working with school-age students can target critical thinking and critical searching skills amongst the students we serve. Special libraries could also add to the conversation, sharing information seeking trends and information literacy needs seen in their libraries.

To view the map or add yourself to it, visit the Connecting Librarians for K-20 Transitions site here: Connecting Librarians for K-20 Transitions.

 

Post Written by Sarah Levin; Librarian, Urban School of San Francisco; President, Bay Area Independent School Librarians