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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microfilm, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, da​tabases, and other formats. 

As the heart of the academic experience at Norco College, the Wilfred J. Airey Library provides informational leadership, instruction, access to technology, and learning resources supporting: the mission of the college; the development of lifelong information competency skills; and the overall success of the learning community. The Library course at Norco College present the fundamentals of the effective use of libraries to find, evaluate, interpret, and organize information from a variety of formats. This course can be useful to students who want to get the most out of using the library, and/or students who are learning english as a second language.

Career Options

Career options​ for students who get a degree in library science include: librarian, competitive intelligence analyst, electronic resource librarian, information architect, information officer, internet trainer, knowledge management specialist, school librarian, and taxonomist.

Academic Programs in Library

The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

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Suggested Initial Coursework​​
Associate of Arts Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Arts & Humanities - CSU Pathway


Additional Resources

​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
​​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system

Contact Information

Ana-Marie Olaerts
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Melissa Bader
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​Instructional Department Specialist
Yolanda Stanley
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Admin. Assistant to the Dean