Library Technology - program FAQs
Library Technology

What can I do with a library technology certificate/degree?

The student who has earned the library technology certificate/degree will enjoy a broad range of career possibilities. The library technology program prepares students for employment in public, school and college libraries as well as the libraries and information centers found in a variety of corporate and non-profit environments.

Libraries can be found in museums, hospitals, law offices, cultural and religious organizations, publishing, software, and database companies. A large library often employs a team of library technicians, each managing a specialized department, while a smaller library may employ just one technician to manage the library alone.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, jobs in the field offer salaries ranging from approximately $30,000 to $50,000 or more. Some of the various job titles include: library technician, library assistant, instructional media assistant, information specialist, library media specialist, and web site author.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment of library technicians is expected to increase approximately 10 percent between 2008 and 2018.

When are classes offered?

Most courses are taught in the evenings and on Saturdays, and are offered on a rotating basis. Staff are available to help you plan your program.

How long will it take to earn a certificate/degree?

Generally, students take 12 to 24 months to complete all the courses required for the certificate. Associate degree requirements can generally be completed in two-years of full-time study.

Where can I get more information?

Call the library, 925-969-2588 or visit the program web site: Email:


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