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What is a Library Technology Student?. By Jaymie Period 4 Northridge Academy High School. What kind of class is Library Practice?. In library practice we… help others learn help support the library gain work experience gain social skills have fun!. Helps Others ….

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what is a library technology student

What is a Library Technology Student?

By Jaymie

Period 4

Northridge Academy High School

what kind of class is library practice
What kind of class is Library Practice?

In library practice we…

  • help others
  • learn
  • help support the library
  • gain work experience
  • gain social skills
  • have fun!
helps others
Helps Others ….
  • Find materials & select books
  • Teaches patrons to use digital databases and to cite resources
  • Assists patrons with technology issues
  • Circulates materials properly & accurately

Valuable information, critical thinking skills, and important job skills….

what else do l t s learn
What else do L.T.S. learn?
  • Using digital databases and search engines
  • Organizing
  • Evaluating resources
  • Citing resources
  • Researching
  • Cyber Citizenship
  • Proper etiquette, Business behavior
  • Library Rules
  • Circulating materials
  • Working with others in productive ways
assignments may include
Assignments may include:
  • Tutorials and other instructional documents to become more accurate & efficient
  • Book talks and reviews
  • Note-taking
supporting the library
Supporting the Library

An L.P.S. is expected to help support the library by completing assigned tasks...

everyday a library practice student should
Everyday, a library practice student should…
  • Push in chairs
  • Pick up trash
  • Shelve books and maintain rows
  • Clean areas that need cleaning
  • Dust
circulation counter duties
Circulation Counter Duties

If it is your day to work the circulation counter, then you should…

  • Count the money at BOTH the beginning and end of the period
  • Collect any money from printing
  • Check in/out and renew items
  • Take care of fines
  • Keep the area tidy and clean
maintain assigned bays
Maintain Assigned Bays

Nobody wants to look at dusty shelves with random books thrown all over the place right?!?!

  • Shelve any newly returned books that belong in your section
  • Make sure your rows are in the correct order
  • Look behind your rows. Are there any books hiding back there???
  • Pull out your books so they are closer to the edge and easy to see
  • Dusty rows are gross! Wipe them off when


social skills
Social Skills

Being a L.T.S student helps us acquire valuable social skills like...

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Social Skills
  • Manners improve by getting in the habit of being polite to library users
  • Getting along and resolving problems between each other when we don’t agree
  • Patience is acquired when working with others
  • Smile more
  • Ms. D has your back
work experience
Work Experience

Being enrolled in library practice will help us in the future when we have real jobs

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Work Experience
  • Completing tasks is our responsibility
  • People don’t always get along. We get used to working with others who don’t think the same way as you do.
  • Acting professionally with library users is similar to working with customers!
  • Accuracy is more important than speed.
have fun
Have Fun

Some believe working in a place surrounded by lots of books would be boring.

LEARNING is exciting. Only boring people are boring.

Make new friends. Your time as a Library Tech Student will be filled with laughs and memories!


Thank you!

  • Thank you Mr. McPhee at Northridge Academy High School for sharing Jamie’s powerpoint presentation with Reseda High School Library.