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
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:
- health information management
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
Interested in a single course?
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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.
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.
|Credit||Course cost||Credit||Course cost|
Books and supplies*
- Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* 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.
Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies.
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.
Wi-Fi Connection at home for online connection.
To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices.
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.
Sandra Lee, Academic Chair