About the program

Libraries are constantly evolving in their delivery and management of information. Led by experienced librarians, this program will help prepare you for employment in academic, public, school, and special libraries, and other information service settings. Combining theory and hands-on practice, students will learn to acquire, organize, produce, retrieve, and disseminate information in print and electronic formats.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 7 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), general or advanced level, or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Grade 12 Compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent.

Note re: admission requirements

You will be sent an Admission Requirements form when you register for LIBR1000 Introduction to Libraries and the Information Industry. You must sign and return this form to indicate that you have met the program's admission requirements.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Acquire book and non-book materials using manual and automated procedures for bibliographic verification, vendor selection, order production, and fund management.
  • Derive, edit and/or create catalogue records using AACR2, LCSH, and DDC using MARC coding in national bibliographic utilities, CO-ROM, and microcomputer based systems
  • Analyze information requests, select appropriate reference sources, develop search strategies, conduct searches and present results using print, on-line and CD-ROM formats.
  • Maintain serials control and circulation systems in manual, microcomputer and minicomputer environments.
  • Develop and prepare promotional materials, bibliographies, and reports using wordprocessing and (ultimately) desktop publishing facilities.
  • Develop and implement simple database and indexing systems for special collections.
  • Apply the basic principles of effective supervision including planning, recruitment, selection, training, motivation, delegation and time management.
  • Apply basic troubleshooting methods and hardware component upgrading skills.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024