Langara College

Library & Information Technology (Flexible Participation Option)

Program Information

School:Langara College
Faculty:Career Programs
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Library Science/Librarianship
Description:Langara College’s Library & Information Technology Program gives graduates access to a wide variety of jobs in both hands-on interaction with people and in behind-the-scenes technical services. The library field is for those who love working with the public, organizing information, and are committed to lifelong learning. Our two-year (four term) Library & Information Technology Diploma Program is recognized across Canada and has been developed in accordance with the Canadian Library Association Guidelines for the Education of Library Technicians in Canada.

The flexible participation option is a distance education option for students in the Library & Information Technology program. Selected courses will be offered in each semester (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Flexible Participation Option program students must have a minimum participation of 3 LIBR credits (one course) in each of two semesters annually, including their first two terms of studies. Students may take up to 16 program credits in any semester. A limited selection of courses will be offered in each semester. There is no guarantee that a specific course will be offered in any specific semester or year. Students who wish to complete the diploma within three years are advised to take courses in the semester in which they are scheduled.
URL:Library & Information Technology (Flexible Participation Option) at Langara College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Testing that includes completion of several short essays that provide evidence of good written communication skills and familiarity with the library community and field, and a filing activity that demonstrates an aptitude for following written rules and performing typical library procedures. An interview conducted by program faculty in which the student's communication skills and knowledge of the library and information field will be assessed. Two current letters of reference attesting to the student's abilities in an academic or employment setting. Demonstrated emotional maturity and an affinity for working with people.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 12, 2015