Library and Information Technician


Ontario College Diploma

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Program Code



Distance Education


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes: 
Fall, Winter & Spring starts (September, January & May) part-time & full-time, online: 0235

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The Library and Information Technician program provides students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to perform in various library environments. Through a carefully designed program of studies that combines theory and hands-on practice, students will learn to acquire, organize, produce, retrieve and disseminate information in all formats. This online program has been designed to prepare students for employment in academic, public, school and special libraries and other information service settings.

Library and information technicians are able to:

  • demonstrate good spoken and written communication skills
  • work with minimal supervision
  • pay close attention to detail and demonstrate accuracy in their work
  • demonstrate good analytical skills
  • demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • enjoy working with technology
  • work effectively as a member of a team

You will have five years to complete this program.

For more information, please contact:
Distance Education

Phone: 1 (807) 473-3846, or 1 (800) 465-5493 (toll-free)
Email: [email protected]

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. develop collections and acquire book and non-book materials using manual and automated procedures for bibliographic verification, vendor selection, order production, and fund management.
  2. derive, edit and/or create catalogue or metadata records using internationally accepted rules or standards including AACR2, RDA, MESH, LCSH, LCC and DDC using MARC coding in bibliographic utilities, and computer-based systems.
  3. adopt best practices and professional accountabilities in different types of libraries and information services.
  4. conduct reference interviews, analyze information requests in a variety of topic areas, provide instructional assistance, conduct searches using print sources, commercial databases and online resources, and deliver excellent client service.
  5. maintain serials control, circulation systems and interlibrary loans in manual, electronic, and web-based environments.
  6. develop and prepare promotional materials, library programming, bibliographies, finding tools and reports using word processing and publishing programs.
  7. develop databases and indexes, use integrated library systems and create web sites using current standards and technology.
  8. recognize, identify and demonstrate ability to work in an archive, records management or information management setting and consider different needs of archival patrons and records or information management clients.
  9. examine theories and practice of library management and supervision and budget preparation.

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Lianne Jackson

Lianne Jackson

Program Officer, Distance Education
(807) 475-6171

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