Library Information Technology

Information session: Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 pm
Room NH103, Senator Burns Building, SAIT Main Campus
To register, email or call 403.284.8849.

Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • Distance education option
  • High industry demand

Program Description

Information resourcing is a high-tech adventure and a sought after skill. Various industries need employees with people skills to organize, access and manage the expanding volume of information in today's world. Library Information Technology students gain proficiency in every area of library operations, from database searching, library network technology, cataloguing and classification to public relations, web design and records management. The two-year Library Information Technology diploma is offered at SAIT as a daytime diploma program. Students can also begin this diploma by completing Continuing Education courses.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as a library technician/assistant, information specialist, research assistant/analyst, and records management technician. This program also prepares graduates for numerous career opportunities in public and school libraries, as well as specialty libraries in areas of petroleum, law, medicine, geology, social services, government, or in related organizations such as records information centres, library wholesalers, software companies and bookstores.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.