Fall Courses at Three Rivers Community College

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Three Rivers Community College Courses

 Library Technology Courses Offered Fall, 2012


Digital Resources --LIB K201

Digital resources are an integral library service and essential for research. Students will gain experience and practice in the selection and creation of digital collections.  Students will also discuss, analyze, and reflect on the issues of online subscriptions, web services, and eBooks that compete with traditional practices, services and budgets.   In this hands-on class students will learn how to write grants, convert primary sources into digital collections, and write eBooks that can be read on a variety of eReaders.  This course would be of interest to anyone interested in working in a library, a museum, or with historical documents and preservation.   This course is certified by the American Library Association.


Introduction to Management Strategies (Communication & Team Work) - LIB K-127


This online course covers the basic communication, decision-making, and management skills that are necessary for library support staff.  Library support staff communicates effectively with library users and other library staff in a variety of situations to offer high-quality customer service and serves as valued members of work teams and decision-makers.  In this course students learn communication and teamwork skills via online lectures, group discussion and activities.  Students analyze work situations and case studies, and are expected to participate in all online exercises.  Competency standards covered in this course fall into three categories: (1) communication competencies (interpersonal communications, work climate and the art of motivation, conflict management, active listening), (2) teamwork competencies (group dynamics, inclusiveness and diversity, motivation, planning and organizing work, managing meetings, delegation), and (3) management (leadership, policies and legal environment, performance, time management, budgeting basics, project and career management).


Please contact Dr. Marie Shaw, Program Coordinator at 860-449-4411 or 860-536-8269.  She can also be reached at mshaw@trcc.commnet.edu for further information.


Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT  06360


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