Cuesta College: Library/Information Technology Spring 2019 Courses

Spring Library Courses


Cuesta College’s Library/Information Science courses start on January 22nd.  Each is fully online, many qualify for ALA LSSC Library Support Staff Certification credit.

To apply for admission to Cuesta, start here:

For more information on courses, please see the ClassFinder:

DIST 101 – Introduction To Online  (.5 unit, meets 1/22-2/08)
Introduces students to the different types of technologies utilized in a distance education course.

LIBT 205 – Lib/Information Center Collections   (3 units meets 1/22-5/24)
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 meets 1/22-5/24)
Designed to prepare students to understand XHTML and the steps necessary to the effective design and development of web sites.

LIBT 212 – Research Skills   (1 unit; 2 sections available: one meets 1/22-3/22, the other meets 3/25 – 5/24)
An information literacy course for students wishing to improve their research skills.

LIBT 213 – Advanced Internet Searching   (1 unit, meets 3/25-5/24)
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 meets 1/22-5/24)
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 3/25-5/24)
Focuses on ethical and legal issues of information access and publishing as applicable to the Internet.

LIBT 218 – Adolescent Literature   (3 units meets 1/22-5/24)
Explores the literature and electronic resources essential for library technicians to work effectively with adolescents in a library setting.

EVENT: Santa Clara Central Park Library Tour

Located 5 miles from the Santa Clara Convention Center, the Central Park Library is the largest Santa Clara City Library facility. With more than 80,000 square feet of floor space, it houses the majority of the Library’s collection. Some of the Central Park Library’s features include: group study rooms, large community rooms, public art, more than 100 public computers, high speed Internet connection for personal laptops, a computer training facility, a café and bookstore, our renowned genealogy and local history collection, a children’s garden, fireplaces, lovely park views, and, of course, extensive collection of materials for educational and recreational use.

While at the Library, enjoy complimentary donuts from award-winning Stan’s Donut Shop and then leave with some cool Santa Clara City Library swag.

Tour is limited to 40, please arrive 10 minutes early. 

Register here at EventBrite

Friday, November 9th 2018


Santa Clara City Library – Central Park

2635 Homestead Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Event: McCune Collection – rare book tour in Vallejo, CA

Join your fellow BayNet librarians for a unique rare book collection in the Bay Area. Join us for the McCune Collection Tour for BayNet Members. 

Where: The McCune Collection -The McCune Room at JFK Library

When: November 10th, 11:00am-12:00pm

RSVP free for BayNet members

About the McCune Collection:

Welcome to a world of rare and beautiful books. Established in 1970, the McCune Collection is an eclectic and engaging Archive spanning over 5 centuries of fine printing. Our magnificent incunabula dating from the 15th century on are admired by bibliophiles, scholars and graphic artists from around the world. Our Californiana include an archive of Henry Evans portfolios of native flora and fauna. Our ephemera include decades of graphic design journals. Come experience these rarities, plus 100s of antiquarian volumes and 20th century books, prints and ephemera dedicated to the History of Printing.


Event: Backstage Library Works : Hidden Collections California, Berkeley, CA

Special collections are kept from public display to protect unique items and fragile materials. But donors, patrons, researchers — and let’s not forget librarians and archivists — want these hidden collections to be found, seen, and used.

Rising to the challenge, librarians at leading institutions are tackling discovery, access, and preservation in creative ways. We’ve invited a few to discuss their favorite projects and future plans.

The day’s lineup will include presentations covering digitization projects and processes from several different angles. We’ll have speakers from The University of California, Berkeley, the Oribis Cascade Alliance, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the California Digital Library, and Backstage Library Works

Date & Time:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

(Just four blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.)

View the Presenter Lineup 

Register to Attend

Event: NorCal IUG Conference 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
St. Mary’s College of California
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
De La Salle Hall / Hagerty Lounge
Moraga, California 94575
United States

NorCal IUG Conference 2018 – Friday, October 26th, 2018
Registration fee: $30 per person. Register HERE

Registration fee includes a wonderful program with Innovative and IUG presentations as well as a coffee service and lunch.

Attendees must pre-register online by Friday, October 19th.  NorCal IUG cannot accommodate same-day registration.

Questions about the NorCal IUG registration process should go to:

·         Shannon Meaney-Ryer at

·         Vanessa Walden at

9:00 – 9:30              Registration with coffee & light refreshments (included with your registration fee)

9:30 – 9:45              Welcome – Vanessa Walden and Shannon Meaney-Ryer

9:45 – 10:30            Innovative update, Q&A – Innovative representives:

10:30 – 10:45          Break

10:45 – 12:15          Presentations from NorCal IUG libraries

  • Wrangling Renewals: Getting Your Print Subscriptions Under Control / CJ McCort and Sarah Frieldsmith, Sacramento Public Library

Do you have centralized magazine purchasing for multiple locations with differing subscriptions? Do you need to produce selection lists? Make reports on expenditures? Update annual budgets? All at the click of a mouse? Come see how you can leverage Microsoft Access to get it all under control. Also includes optional loading of order and check-in records. Sample database provided.

CJ McCort is the Acquisitions and Collection Development Supervisor for the Sacramento Public Library; Sarah Frieldsmith is the Integrated Library Systems Supervisor for Sacramento Public Library.

  • Why should I become a Link+ member? LINK+ Update and Operations Overview  / Katie Carter, Santa Clara City Library

Are you looking for a way to streamline your interlibrary loan process while still providing your patrons with access to a wide range of materials?  LINK+ provides your patrons with a convenient and easy way to request materials from over 60 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada.  Find out about the benefits of becoming a member during this LINK+ update and operations overview.

Katie Carter is a Senior Library Assistant with the Santa Clara City Library.  She has served as the chair of the LINK+ Operations Steering Committee since 2016.

  • Statistics with Decision Center. / Dan McMahon, MARINet Administrator, Marin County Free Library

MARINet has used Decision Center (and before that Encore Reporter) for over 7 years.  We use Decision Center both for routine circulation statistics, and for answering more detailed queries about the effect of policy changes, or for being aware of general trends.  Typical statistics we pull from Decision Center include:

o    How much are our self checks used?

o    What is the most popular item requested at each library?

o    How busy is each library by hour, each day of the week?  (Impact on staffing.)

o    How much material moves between locations within the consortium each year?

12:15 – 1:25            Lunch on DSL Lawn and Tours  (included with your registration fee)

1:30 – 2:50              Breakout Sessions

  • 1:30 – 2:10 Sierra/Millennium A (choose one)
    • Systems & API
    • Acquisitions & Serials
  • 2:15 – 2:50 Sierra/Millennium B (choose one)
    • Cataloging & Resources
    • Circulation/Resource Sharing
  • 1:30 – 2:50 Polaris

2:55 – 3:00              Wrap up from steering committee, evaluation, and outreach for leadership opportunities in NorCal IUG