Every day thousands of pieces of information flood libraries. The sheer volumes of materials via the Internet, plus an increasing number of library services, have created a need for library technical assistants to aid and support librarians in providing information. In order to help fill that need, Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, offers a program for those interested in becoming Library Technical Assistants (LTA).
The online courses for Library Technology are paced distance education courses that require active and intensive participation in online asynchronous discussions and small group collaboration. They are not independent study courses. Students must write English at the Freshman Composition (101) level and read at a minimum of the 12th grade level.
These classes are 16-weeks long with a Mid-term and Final. In most classes there is a final project or paper. There is a schedule with specific deadlines for assignments and projects, but you are not required to participate in "live" events. Lectures, assignments, questions, and discussion all occur online. The asynchronous online format provides flexibility as to when and where participants study, interact with the materials, their classmates, and instructor.
For further information contact Norma Lugo-Gulyas