Prospective Students

Program Description

The Library Technical Assistant (LTA) is an important member of the library team. As a trained paraprofessional, the LTA assists the librarian in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical processing and audio-visual services.

LTAs are service-oriented and enjoy working with people. Graduates of the Library and Information Technology program are increasingly in demand as employees in various types of libraries. With the constant introduction of new technology, trained personnel are needed in school, public, college and special libraries.

The Library and Information Technology program at College of DuPage combines classroom lectures, hands-on exercises and field trips. An active advisory committee of local librarians assures that course work reflects the needs of library employers in the area. All courses required for the Library and Information Technology certificate may be applied to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Library and Information Technology Course Descriptions

See a description of all the courses in the Library and Information Technology program. You may also view sample syllabi.

Soaring to Excellence 

Discover satellite-delivered teleconferences for library staff.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Information about the program can be found in question and answer format. 

How to Register 

All the details can be found at the college’s registration pages, including chargeback information for out-of-district residents. 


Contact Information

Carol Sturz, Coordinator
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3137, (630) 942-2597

Lisa Pastore, Administrative Assistant
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1008, (630) 942-3074

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592