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LiS Library Online Certificate & AAS Degree Program

Information about the online AAS and Certificate Programs for library support staff (formerly Library Technician Program).

Contact Information

LiS Instructor and Advisor

Paula Swan

LiS Degree Programs

Human Services Department

Spokane Falls Community College

509.533.3617 office phone (email is best contact)

Curriculum Advisor-Education, Social and Behavioral Studies Pathway

Leah Ruiz

Social Sciences, Business and Human Services




Program Information

Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane Falls Community College, Library and Information Services (LiS)

About the Program

If you have a passion for books and you enjoy helping people, consider a career in library services. Learn how libraries support local communities, K-12 learning, lifelong learning, and literacy. Gain skills in all areas of library service including: circulation, cataloging, reference, outreach, and archives. Start your career as a library technician, library paraprofessional, or expand your career opportunities if you are already a library staff member and take advantage of discounts for previous or current library experience. If you are looking for a class and do not see it in the class schedule or the class is listed as full, please contact me or put yourself onto the waitlist in CTC link, so you can be moved over into the course from the waitlist. Contact Paula Swan, for additional information about the online LiS degree programs

Program Details

  • Online degree programs
  • Flexible start dates (fall, winter, or spring quarter)
  • Ability to attend part-time or full-time
  • Textbooks are not required for LMLIB classes
  • Select a program degree plan based on your interest
  • Add a certificate to enhance your employment options
  • No English and/or math courses required for the LiS Certificate
  • LiS AAS students can select communication and computation courses instead of English and math courses
  • LiS Program follows the American Library Association guidelines for library support staff certification competencies
  • ALA Library Support Staff competency courses are available for library staff or future library staff who need ALA LSSC classes
  • Receive college credit for library work experience via the Prior Learning PLA discount
  • Option to transfer in prior college courses
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