Library Technician Field Placement FAQs

The following are the documents required for field placements in the Library Technician program.

Upload to DC Connect:

Upload to Verified by Synergy Gateway:

  • Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (Valid within Six Months from the start of placement term – see PPL website for specific date ranges)
  • Student Declaration of Understanding
  • Informed Consent for the Release of Personal Information
  • COVID-19 Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk form
  • Online Training Modules: (Accessed via PPL’s DC Connect Application Modules)
    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS) Module Completion Certificate
    • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) Module Completion Certificate
    • Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention Module Completion Certificate
    • Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps Module Completion Certificate
    • Diversity Module Completion Certificate


Yes, Library Technician students must research and secure their own placement agency.

There are many types of libraries that can be considered: public, college, university, school or special libraries. Special libraries include government, corporate, non-profit, health, law and other types of libraries. Field placements can also be completed in related information services, such as archives, museums or records management departments.

Field Placements in this program can be completed outside the Province of Ontario.

It is strongly recommended that field placements be completed in a different type of library or information service than the previous placement in order to “constitute a new library learning experience”.

This program's field placements are hosted by Mohawk College.

Students wishing to challenge the Field Work 1 in this program must contact Mohawk College's PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition) office directly.

Field Work 2 is not eligible for a PLAR challenge.

Students are encouraged to start this process as early as possible.  If the challenge process is successful, the credit must be transferred back to Durham College before registering for future placements in the program.  Each placement requires the previous placement to be completed before the student can be approved to register/attend.