Today's libraries not only provide access to books and other print materials, but also contain audio books, digital files, video games, and online materials. Libraries are community destinations for computer and Internet use, children's programming, job searching, and more. Libraries need trained staff who are able to organize diverse forms of information and help patrons of all ages find and use a variety of resources. The Library Technical Assistant program at Northampton prepares you to enter the workforce as a paraprofessional capable of working in a variety of libraries.
Northampton's online program focuses on research techniques, services for children, and management of small public libraries. Courses address specialized library skills, including the acquisition and cataloging of all types of materials, budgeting, public relations, and technology.