PCC/ CCOG / ED

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 122

Course Number:
ED 122
Course Title:
Library Technical Services
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces basic procedures of acquisition, processing, maintaining, and preserving print and electronic collections, including serials subscriptions. Provides an overview of basic terminology and policies of technical services and collection management. Discusses management of collection budgets. Prerequisites: ED 113 and ED 134.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Explain how technical services and collection management principles support library services.
  2. Apply library procedures for ordering/subscribing, receiving, processing, maintaining, and preserving materials.
  3. Identify and select appropriate vendors for the acquisition of materials.
  4. Acquire and process library materials.
  5. Implement methods for maintaining a collection budget, including the encumbrance and reconciliation of funds.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Articulate how technical services and collection management supports library services.
  2. Practice ordering, receiving and processing library materials.
  3. Create a collection budget.
  4. Interactive class discussions.
  5. Individual and group activities, projects, and presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of technical services, such as acquisition, processing, maintaining, and preserving print and electronic collections, including serials subscriptions, through class discussions, activities, projects, and presentations.
  2. Actively participate in class discussions.
  3. Actively collaborate with others to complete group activities, projects, and presentations.
  4. Complete class activities, projects, and presentations on time.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Introduction to technical services.
  2. Collection management procedures, including ordering/subscribing, receiving, processing, maintaining, and preserving materials.
  3. Collection budgets