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 a variety of types of libraries, resource centres, cultural and heritage organizations and related industries.
You will learn all aspects of information management from selecting, acquiring and organizing information to providing access to carefully-curated resources. Through simulations and hands-on activities, you will develop superior customer service, advocacy and marketing skills. You will also practise engaging clients through programming and instruction.
Students focus on:
- Analyzing information requests, selecting appropriate sources, developing and conducting
information searches, evaluating information and presenting results
- Selecting and acquiring materials
- Deriving, editing and/or creating catalogue records
- Maintaining serials control and circulation systems
- Creating marketing and promotional materials and organizing events
- Creating and delivering information literacy, instructional and programming activities
- Compiling bibliographies and writing reports
- Developing and implementing systems to manage archival collections and corporate records.
As a graduate, you will be well-prepared to use your technology skills to acquire, prepare and organize materials and assist users in locating appropriate resources.