LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Whether your career goal is to get a beginning support staff position in a library, to obtain state or national librarian certification, or to use the LTA Associate Degree as a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree and then a master's degree in library and information science, the Library Technical Assistant program can move you towards your goal. The program provides career opportunities by giving you new job skills or improving the ones you already possess.
The Library Technical Assistant program will give you an understanding of the history of libraries and the purposes, functions, and roles of the different types of libraries. It will provide training in basic library technical services including ordering, processing, and copy-cataloging of the variety of types and forms of materials found in libraries; library public support services including circulation, interlibrary loan, basic reference, and computer operations as they relate to library functions and children's services. Also covered are basic managerial, supervisory, and collection development skills. Students will have an opportunity to practice learned skills in a library environment.
Indiana Public Librarian Certificate - Online (23 credit hours = 2 semesters)
Students seeking Indiana Public Librarian Certification, especially level 5, should consult an LTA Advisor to determine the appropriate certification level with the State of Indiana.
This certificate is for students seeking Indiana State Public Librarian Certification upon completion of the Ivy Tech certification. The state certification also requires an associate degree for Level 5 and a bachelor's degree for level 4.
Courses you will take
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Associate of Science - Online (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)
The Associate of Science degree program for Library Technical Assistant is offered via Ivy Tech Online, a completely online option. The general education classes may be taken in online or face-to-face delivery.
Courses you will take
Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.
To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.
This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.
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. The LTA program is an online program and library courses are available in the statewide online format only.
The Library Technical Assistant program is offered through the following Ivy Tech campuses:
Department Chair: School of Education
Program Chair: Library Technical Assistant
Coordinator: Prior Learning Assessment
Phone: (812) 330-6109
Fax: (812) 330-6212
Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Library Director, LTA Program Chair
765-289-2291 ext. 321
1-800-589-8324, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)
Sally Vyain, school of public and social services dean
800-459-0561, ext. 408
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact:
Assistant Professor/Department Chair, Academic Skills Advancement
574-289-7001 ext. 6353
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Regional Library Director/LTA Program Advisor
1440 East 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46409
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1120 Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 1120
Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
|School of Public & Social Services - Library Technical Assistant Program
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4123
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4123
LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5261
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5261
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
Library Director/Library Technical Assistant
812 246.3301 ext 4138
Christopher A. Kiefer, M.S.
Library Technical Assistant Advisor
Associate Professor/Chair, Criminal Justice/Public Safety
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)