Approved Course Providers

The LSSC Program has 8 Approved Course Providers who offer stand-alone approved courses which fulfill various competency sets. Below is information on all of the Approved Courses and the Approved Course Providers. Prices for these courses can be found on the Approved Course Provider’s website. If you are interested in upcoming Approved Courses, please visit the Approved Course Catalog.

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

Contact: Julie Reese

Approved Course Competency Set
Fundamentals of Acquisitions Collections *all 3 courses must be taken to fulfill this competency set
Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management
Fundamentals of Preservation

Amigos Library Services

Contact: Amigos Support

Approved Course Competency Set
Cataloging & Classification Cataloging & Classification
Reference & Info Services Reference & Info Services

*Belmont College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Amy Leoni

Approved Course Competency Set
LIS 1101 Foundations of Library Service
LIS 2110 Cataloging & Classification
LIS 2103 Technology
LIS 1111 Access Services
LIS 1105   Reference & Info Services
LIS 2111  Collections
LIS 1104  Communication & Teamwork
LIS 1112 Adult Readers’ Advisory
LIS 2112 Supervision & Management
LIS 1110 Youth Services

*Central Carolina Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Amy Whitmer

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB 110 Introduction to Libraries Foundations of Library Service
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Technology
LIB 214 Library Services for Children Youth Services
LIB 111 Library Information Resources & Services   Reference & Info Services
LIB 112 Library Collection Development & Acquisitions  Collections
COM 110 Introduction to Communication  Communication & Teamwork

*City College of San Francisco

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Christopher Knox

Approved Course Competency Set
LIBR 55A Cataloging and Classification Cataloging & Classification

*College of DuPage

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Carol Sturz

Approved Course Competency Set
LIBRA 1101 Introduction to Libraries and the Information Age Foundations of Library Service
LIBRA 2100 Introduction to Cataloging & Classification Cataloging & Classification
LIBRA 1820 Library Technology Technology
LIBRA 2200 Serving the Public in Today’s Libraries Access Services
LIBRA 1102 Introduction to Reference & Information Services   Reference & Info Services
LIBRA 1103 Acquisition of Library Materials  Collections
LIBRA 1104 Essential Library Workplace Skills  Communication & Teamwork

*Dona Ana Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Dr. Susan Pinkerton

Approved Course Competency Set
LSC 100, Introduction to Library & Information Services Careers Foundations of Library Service
LSC 275, Fundamentals of Library Supervision Supervision & Management
LSC 110, Reference and Information Resources   Reference & Information Services
LSC 200 Collection Management & Development  Collections
LSC 125, Classification and Cataloging  Cataloging & Communication
LSC 160, Introduction to Public Services in Library and Information Centers Access Services

*Highline Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Hana Brook

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB 150 Reference Services Reference & Information Services
LIB 160 Computers in Libraries Technology
LIB 120 Technical Services  Collections

*Illinois Central Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Dr. Jill Wright

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB 110 Introduction to Libraries Foundations of Library Service
LIB 125 Cataloging and Classification Cataloging & Classification
CMGEN 120 Computer Applications Technology
LIB 231 Introduction to Patron Services Access Services
LIB 210 Reference   Reference & Info Services
LIB 116 Acquisition of Materials  Collections
COMM 110 Communication Process and Practice  Communication & Teamwork
LIB 200 Intro to Children’s & Youth Services Youth Services

 Infopeople

Contact: Gini Ambrosino

Approved Course Competency Set
Basic Cataloging & Classification Cataloging & Classification
CORE Reference Fundamentals Reference & Info Services
Children’s Services Fundamentals Youth Services *both courses must be taken to fulfill this competency set
Teen Services Fundamentals
Communication is More than Words Communication & Teamwork *both courses must be taken to fulfill this competency set
All Work is Teamwork

Readers’ Advisory Fundamentals: Books and Beyond

Adult Readers’ Advisory

*Ivy Tech Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Susan Mannan

Approved Course Competency Set
LIBR101 Introduction to Libraries & Library Services*This course covers two competency sets Foundations of Library Service / Communication & Teamwork
LIBR201 Cataloging and Classification Cataloging & Classification
LIBR105 Library Technology Technology
LIBR103 Introduction to Library Access Services Access Services
LIBR102 Introduction to Reference Sources & Services   Reference & Info Services
LIBR208 Develop & Management of Library Collections  Collections
LIBR207 Management & Supervision  Supervision & Management
LIBR203 Library Services for Children Youth Services

Long Beach City College

Contact: Kim Barclay

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB202, Intro to Access Services Access Services
LIB203, Intro to Acquisitions Collections

Northern Kentucky University

Contact: Theresa Wesley

Approved Course Competency Set
Access Services Access Services
Cataloging & Classification Cataloging & Classification
 Collection Management Collections
 Foundations of Library Service Foundations of Library Service
 Reference & Info Services   Reference & Info Services
 Supervision & Management  Supervision & Management
 Technology  Technology
 Youth Services   Youth Services
 Communication & Teamwork  Communication & Teamwork

*Palomar Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Linda Marrow

Approved Course Competency Set
LT 100 Introduction to Libraries & Information Services Foundations of Library Service
LT 110 Library Operational Skills/Technical Services Cataloging & Classification
LT 130 Library and Media Technology Technology
LT 115 Library Operational Skills/Public Services*This course covers two competency sets Access Services / Communication & Teamwork
LT 120 Information Sources & Services/Reference   Reference & Info Services
LT 140 Library Service to Children and Teens Youth Services

*Pasadena City College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Kristina Goguen

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB 101 Introduction to Library Services Foundations of Library Service
LIB 103 Introduction to Circulation Services Access Services
LIB 116 Acquisition of Materials  Collections

*Sacramento City College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Pamela Posz

Approved Course Competency Set
100 Introduction to Library and Information Technology Foundations
110 Job Search Skills for Library Careers Foundations
325 Internet Research Skills

333 Library/Media Materials and Equipment

Technology
330 Library Technical Processes Access Services
331 Library Cataloging Procedures Cataloging & Classification
343 Library Reference Services *This course covers two competency sets Communication & Teamwork / Reference & Information Services
345 Library Operations and Management *This course covers two competency sets Communication & Teamwork / Supervision & Management

*Spokane Falls Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Paula Swan

Approved Course Competency Set
100 Introduction to Library Organizations & Careers Foundations of Library Service
126 Library Technology and Service Technology
117 Customer Service & Collection Maintenance Access Services
222 Reference Services & Outreach   Reference & Information Services
210 Technical Services 1: Acquisitions & Materials  Collections
220 Technical Services II: Cataloging  Cataloging & Classification

The State Library of Louisiana

Contact: Michael Golrick

Approved Course Competency Set
Supervision & Management Supervision & Management
Communication & Teamwork Communication & Teamwork
Reference & Info Services Reference & Info Services
Foundations of Library Service Foundations of Library Service
Introduction to Library Technology Technology

*Three Rivers Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Marie Shaw

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB K101 Introduction to Library Public Services Foundations of Library Service
LIB K116 Cataloging and Classification Cataloging & Classification
LIB K201 Digital Resources in Libraries Technology
LIB K104 Introduction to Reference Services   Reference & Info Services
LIB K127 Introduction to Library Management  Communication & Teamwork
LIB K120 Literature for Children Youth Services

*University of Maine at Augusta

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Jodi Williams

Approved Course Competency Set
ILS 100 Introduction to Libraries & Library Careers Foundations of Library Service
ILS 175 Cataloging & Technical Processes Cataloging & Classification
ILS 225 Introduction to Library Information Technology Technology
ILS 101 Foundations of Information & Library Science

ILS 150 Introduction to Reference Services & Materials

Communication & Teamwork
ILS 150 Introduction to Reference Services & Materials   Reference & Info Services
ILS 250 Collection Development  Collections
ILS 205 Reader’s Advisory Adult Readers’ Advisory
ILS 201 Library Materials and Services for Teens

ILS 202 Library Materials and Services for Children

Youth Services

*Waubonsee Community College

Website | Tuition | Class Schedule

Contact: Mary Edith Butler

Approved Course Competency Set
LIB100 Library as Place Foundations of Library Service
LIB105 Introduction to Technical Services Cataloging & Classification
LIB110 Technology in Libraries Technology
LIB115 Public Services Access Services
LIB120 Reference and Research Strategies   Reference & Info Services
LIB125 Library Collections and the Community  Collections
LIB200 Reader’s Advisory & Adult Programming  Adult Readers’ Advisory

* Provider is a Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Program with a recognition agreement with the LSSC Program. These courses are part of Associate’s Degree Programs and have in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. You may also be required to be accepted to the program before being able to take courses. Check the individual pages for these programs for more information.