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Library and Information Technology

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
January 2022

May 2022

September 2022

January 2023

Program description

Library and Information Technology

Langara College’s Library & Information Technology Program gives graduates access to a wide variety of jobs in both hands-on interaction with people and in behind-the-scenes technical services. The library career is for those who love working with the public, organizing information, and are committed to lifelong learning.

Our Library & Information Technology Diploma Program is recognized across Canada and has been developed in accordance with the Canadian Library Association Guidelines for the Education of Library Technicians in Canada. Students can complete the program entirely online, on-campus, or with mixture of both. Please view option chart to find the best fit.

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older

International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV(a,b): EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): 26
  • IELTS Academic(a,b,c,d): 6.5 (No Band Lower Than 6.0)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Business Computer Applications I
  • Online Search and Information Handling
  • Introduction to Cataloguing
  • Philosophy and Functions
  • Field Work I
  • Introduction to Technical Services and Circulation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Credential: Diploma

Career opportunities

Library technicians might hold supervisory positions and usually work co-operatively with librarians and other professionals to manage information resources – from helping people retrieve information and materials, to record management for technology-based businesses. Except in very small libraries, where they might work independently. They are also expected to become involved with public programs and library tours, or provide technical support and trainings to patrons.

Graduates of the Library & Information Technology Program have a variety of job options, According to the official Langara College employment outcomes indicator in 2010, almost 82% of the graduates in the program are currently employed in a wide range of libraries and information services. They include universities, colleges, and schools, as well as public, institutional, business, government, and professional libraries. They may also work for companies supporting information-based software programs and resources.

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia

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