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Library & Information Technician

Tuition fee CA$15,895 per year

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,486), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

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Overview

This two-year diploma program prepares you to work in various library environments, performing essential day-to-day library operations and working alongside librarians. Learn to provide materials, information and services to library clients. Become an expert in acquiring, preparing and organizing all types of library materials, using software specific to the library and information industry.

The curriculum is based on the Guidelines produced by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Deliver services including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and programs to library clients
  • Find information from countless sources for clients
  • Acquire, prepare and organize all types of library materials
  • Use software specific to the library and information industry
  • Supervise circulation and acquisitions staff
  • Promote libraries through the development of materials and advocacy in the profession

Field Placement

There are two three-week field placements in special libraries, public libraries and/or in school or academic libraries. The program assigns placements with input from the student. A police check is required for many libraries.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Library technician
  • Circulation technician
  • Reference technician
  • Information assistant
  • E-resources technician
  • Children services technician

Library technicians, as part of the formally educated library profession along with librarians, engage in lifelong learning and are active members of the Ontario Association of Library Technicians, Ontario Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States