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The Library Technical Assistant program will give you an understanding of the history, purposes and roles of the different types of libraries. Students in the program will receive training in the basic library technical services such as ordering, processing, and copy-cataloging the variety of types of materials in libraries. They will also learn library public services including circulation, interlibrary loan, basic reference; and computer operations as they relate to library functions and children’s services. Our program is set up so that students can practice learned skills in a library environment.

Whether your career goal is to get a beginning support staff position in a library or to obtain state and national certification, the Library Technical Assistant program can move you toward your goal. The LTA Associate Degree is a great stepping stone to getting a bachelor’s and masters’ degree in library information science. Our program provides career opportunities for students by giving new job skills or improving ones they already possess.

Our Graduates

After graduating with an Associate’s Degree, students can transfer to receive a bachelor’s degree or directly enter the workforce. Indiana Public Libraries, School Media Centers and Academic Libraries are all examples of possible employers. Examples of careers for our graduates include Library Technician, Children’s Service Assistant and Department Head, among many others.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Certificates

Indiana Public Librarian Certificate - Online
(23 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Library Technical Assistant program is offered through the Ivy Tech campuses above.