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Ivy Tech’s Library Technical Assistant (LTA) program is designed both for students new to the profession and students with support staff experience who want to further their education. Our graduates are prepared to work as professional assistants in a variety of types of libraries (public, school, academic, and special), as well as qualify for a Level 4 (level 4 requires a Bachelor’s degree), 5, 6, or 7 Librarian Certificate in the State of Indiana.

The coursework in this program introduces students to:

  • the history, purposes, and roles of the different types of libraries
  • library technical services (ordering, processing, copy-cataloging)
  • library public services (circulation, interlibrary loan, basic reference)
  • computer operations as they relate to library functions
  • other areas of interest, such as children’s services
  • on-the-job experience through the practicum in the LIBR 208 capstone course for the program

Ivy Tech currently offers:

  • Library Technical Assistant Associate of Science degree (60 hours)
    The LTA Associate Degree is a great stepping stone to earning a bachelor’s - and master’s - degree in library  information science (LTA course credits may transfer for undergraduate credit; they will not transfer for graduate-level credit toward a master’s degree).
Our Graduates

After graduating with an associate degree, our students are prepared to enter the workforce in public libraries, school media centers, academic and special libraries. Examples of careers for our graduates include Library Technician, Children’s Service Assistant, and Circulation Department Supervisors, among many others.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Library Technical Assistant program is offered through the Ivy Tech campuses above.