Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall, Winter & Spring starts (September, January & May) part-time & full-time, online: 0235
Apply today at: www.ontariocolleges.ca
This online program has been designed to prepare students for employment in academic, public, school and special libraries and other information service settings. Through a carefully designed program of studies that combines theory and hands-on practice, students learn to acquire, organize, produce, retrieve and disseminate information in all formats.
Library and information technicians are able to:
- demonstrate good spoken and written communications 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:
Phone: 1 (807) 473-3846, or 1 (800) 465-5493 (toll free)
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- develop collections and acquire book and non-book materials using manual and automated procedures for bibliographic verification, vendor selection, order production, and fund management.
- 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.
- adopt best practices and professional accountabilities in different types of libraries and information services.
- 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.
- maintain serials control, circulation systems and interlibrary loans in manual, electronic, and web-based environments.
- develop and prepare promotional materials, library programming, bibliographies, finding tools and reports using word processing and publishing programs.
- develop databases and indexes, use integrated library systems and create web sites using current standards and technology.
- 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.
- examine theories and practice of library management and supervision and budget preparation.
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