Belmont College

Library Paraprofessional (LIS)

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If you are:

  • Employed in a library
  • Employed in an information technology organization
  • Would like a career in the world of information

then the AAS Library Paraprofessional degree program will give you the competitive edge in the world of information!  In addition, this distinguished program is designed to accommodate part-time and distance education students.  It incorporates the internet and collaborations with other institutions - to bring this program to you.

Belmont College’s Library Paraprofessional degree program is recognized by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). Graduates are eligible for national Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) without needing any additional courses or assessment.

The monumental growth in computer technology and electronic information sources, especially World Wide Web resources, launches libraries into employment of individuals who can:

  • Professionally assist a variety of people in
    • Defining
    • Finding
    • Evaluating
    • And using information
  • Prepare and maintain information resources using a variety of software, hardware, and network tools.
  • Utilize technical skills to maintain hardware, software, and networks

When you graduate with your Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Library Paraprofessional Specialist in hand, you will find a world of employment opportunities may await you.  Graduates may become employed in a variety of settings including:

  • Library Settings
    • Public Libraries
    • School library media centers
    • College and university libraries
    • Corporate, medical and other special libraries and information centers
    • Other library-related businesses
  • Organizations and businesses
    • Help desk support
    • Web page editor
    • Computer maintenance technician
    • Information research

Turn the page to a new future and a new you - the Library Paraprofessional Specialty program is waiting just for you!

Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate effective team communications and collaboration.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively use computer software while completing an organizational project.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply information literacy and library skills.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to apply effective, clear, and grammatically correct written communications.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Class Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Saturday - Sunday

Contact Information

Belmont College
Main: 740.695.9500
Harrison County Center: 740.942.2222
Monroe County Center: 740.472.5468

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