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. LIT students gain proficiency in every area of library operations, from database searching, library network technology, cataloging and classification to public relations, web design and records management. The two-year LIT diploma is offered at SAIT as a day-time diploma program. Students can also begin this diploma by completing Continuing education courses.
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.
- Graduates of the Library Information Technology program have a 95% employment rate.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Library Information Technology.
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
At least 60% in the following courses or equivalents:
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents, AND,
- Two of the following Grade 12 subjects: Math, Science, Social Science, Accounting, Law or a second language.
- LIBR-200 (Introduction to Libraries) may be substituted for one of the two Grade 12 subjects. This course is available through distance education.
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
To complete the diploma, students must take all the required courses plus 3 electives.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|COMN-220||Communication and Presentation Skills||3.0|
|LIBR-200||Introduction to Libraries||1.5|
|LIBR-202||Bibliographic Description and Access I||3.0|
|LIBR-235||Library Information Services I||3.0|
|COMM-352||Communicating in the Workplace||1.5|
|LIBR-251||Integrated Library Technology||3.0|
|LIBR-252||Bibliographic Description and Access II||3.0|
|LIBR-335||Library Information Services II||3.0|
|MGMT-244||Fundamentals of Information and Records Management||3.0|
|DATA-375||Online Database Searching||3.0|
|LIBR-302||Bibliographic Description and Access III||3.0|
|LIBR-305||Library Technology Customer Service||3.0|
|LIBR-320||Design Web Tools for Libraries||3.0|
|LIBR-323||Managing Digital Content||3.0|
|MGMT-215||Advanced Information and Records Management||3.0|
|MMGT-350||Information Management Administration||3.0|
Students are required to complete 3 elective courses.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|ENGL-322||Contemporary World Literature||1.5|
|LIBR-260||Collection Development for Adults||1.5|
|LIBR-315||Services Children and Young Adults||1.5|
|LIBR-349||Library and Information Technology Project I||1.5|
|LIBR-399||Library and Information Technology Project II||1.5|
School of Information and Communications Technologies