NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.
This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work in the public and technical services areas of libraries and information resource centres.
On the public services side, you will learn how to make information available to library clients and how to conduct research using a variety of print and electronic resources. On the technical side, you will focus on manual and automated operations related to the acquiring, processing and organizing of all types of informational materials.
Specifically you will learn how to:
- Establish, organize and maintain readily accessible information collections including books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, catalogues, films, microforms, tapes, records and other material using the latest information technologies
- Provide both automated and manual information retrieval
- Perform all acquisitions and cataloguing procedures
- Provide the special services required for the effective operation of a library/information centre
As a graduate, you will be well-prepared to acquire, prepare and organize materials and assist users in locating appropriate resources.
Post-admission Communications assessment
To help prepare you for success in your program and in your future career, all students accepted into this program will complete an assessment to determine their reading comprehension and writing skills. For more information, please visit the post-admission communications assessment webpage.