Library Technical Services (LBT.AAS)

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Associate in Applied Science

Human Services

Auburn Hills Campus

This associate in applied science degree is designed to prepare students for employment as library and/or information technicians in a wide variety of resource delivery settings, e.g., public, academic, school, business, medical, and legal.

The program gives the student experience in library technology, public services, circulation procedures, cataloging, and document delivery. Students will develop career skills in a required 120-hour library internship arranged at a library of his or her choice.

While this curriculum has been designed to accommodate students coming from any background, students are strongly encouraged to complete required English classes before beginning LIB 2150, LIB 2170, and LIB 2500.

Major Requirements
LIB 1100Information Research Methods1
LIB 1200Introduction to Media Technology3
LIB 2000Collection Management3
LIB 2100Library Cataloging3
LIB 2150Library Public Service3
LIB 2170Library Resources and Services3
LIB 2500Library Internship4
Required Supportive Courses
ENG 15101Composition I 3
ENG 15201Composition II 3
MAT 10702Business Mathematics 3
PSY 26301Psychology of Organizational Behavior 3
Communication Skills:
Complete 1 of the following courses:3-4
Interpersonal Communication 3
Fundamentals of Speech 3
Business Communications 3
Professional Communication 4
Complete 2 of the following courses:6
Women in Literature 3
Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Novel 3
Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama 3
Science Fiction and Fantasy 3
American Literature Before the Civil War 3
American Literature Since the Civil War 3
World Literature I 3
World Literature II 3
British Literature Before 1700 3
British Literature After 1700 3
Children's Literature 3
Computer Skills:
Complete 2 of the following courses:6-8
Personal Computer Productivity Tools4
Personal Computer Spreadsheet Concepts3
Personal Computer Database Concepts3
Fundamentals of Information Systems4
Web Design I4
JavaScript Programming for Websites4
Web Animation3
Language Skills:
Complete 1 of the following courses:3-4
Beginning Arabic I4
Beginning Chinese I4
Advanced Oral Communication 4
Beginning French I 4
Beginning German I 4
Beginning Italian I 4
Beginning Japanese I 4
American Sign Language (ASL) I 3
Beginning Spanish I 4
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses50-54
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)
Written Communication (3-credits)
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree1-5
Total Credit Hours62

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.


 Or higher math class is accepted.


 Acceptable only if English is not your native language.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.