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Library Information Technology

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Credential: Diploma Delivery: Part Time Classroom or Online

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more

Overview

Develop skills in every area of library operations, from database searching, library network technology, cataloguing and classification to public relations, web design and records management.

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.

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Library Information Technology.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in public and school libraries, speciality libraries in areas like petroleum, law, medicine, geology, social services and government or related organizations such as records information centres, library wholesalers, software companies and bookstores. Potential positions include: 

  • library technician 
  • library assistant 
  • information specialist 
  • research assistant 
  • records management technician

Related careers include: 

  • paralegal 
  • health information management 

Tuition and Fees Per Credit*

Domestic: $134.50
International: $504.50

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full Costs

Tuition and Financial Aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission Requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted year-round. Apply now!
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Summer 2021 July 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7. 2021

How to apply

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Winter 2021 start: applications are open March 30, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Spring, summer or fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

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 Continuing Education.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1:Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2:  Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3:  Apply to Library Information Technology (part-time) and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.

Courses

Program outline

To complete the diploma, students must take all the required courses plus three electives. 

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMN-220 Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
COMP-220 Computer Fundamentals 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
LIBR-297 Library Operations 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
MKTG-360 Library Marketing 1.5
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
PRAC-320 Practicum Preparation 1.5
PRAC-392 Library Practicum 3.0
Required Total 57.0

Electives

Students are required to complete 3 elective courses.

Course Code Course Name Credit
LIBR-260 Collection Development for Adults 1.5
LIBR-315 Services Children and Young Adults 1.5
LIBR-330 Storytelling 1.5
LIBR-349 Library and Information Technology Project I 1.5
LIBR-351 Public Libraries 1.5
LIBR-399 Library and Information Technology Project II 1.5
Elective Total 4.5
Program Total 61.0

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Progression

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.

Costs

Tuition and fees per credit*

The following costs are based on a single 1.5 or 3.0 credit course. Additional fees may be added depending on the delivery of a course and the number of courses taken at a time. 

Domestic International
Credit Course cost Credit Course cost
1.5 $201.75 1.5 $756.75
3.0 $403.50 3.0 $1,513.50

Books and supplies*

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Student Guidelines

Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies. 

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Fall 2020

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required equipment/tools

Wi-Fi Connection at home for online connection. 

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone:  403.284.8897
Email:  ict.mediastudents@sait.ca

Academic chair

Sandra Lee, Academic Chair
Email:  sandra.lee@sait.ca

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Information Communications Technologies
403.284.8543
ict.info@sait.ca

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