Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Courses and Schooling in Canada for Library Technicians/Library and Informatoin Services

So for those interested in starting a career as a librarian/library tech/etc I've gone around the web and asked around for all of the schools that offer such courses. I've been toying with the idea of taking a few courses myself since I think this is a career that I would absolutely love. 

Library and Information Studies Programs in Canada
Dalhousie University - School of Information Management
University of Toronto - Faculty of Information Studies
University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Information and Media Studies 

Library Technician Program (Two or Three Year Program)
Grant MacEwan College (Edmonton) - Information Management & Library Technology Diploma
Southern Alberta Institute of Technolog-y (Calgary)  - Library & Information Technology Diploma

British Columbia
Langara College (Vancouver) - Library & Information Technology Diploma
University College of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) - -Library & Information Technology Diploma

Red River College (Winnipeg) -  Library & Information Technology Diploma

Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's) - Certificate Program in Library Studies

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia -Community College (Halifax)  - Library & Information Technology Diploma

Algonquin College (Ottawa) - Library & Information Technician Diploma
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology (Toronto) - Library & Information Technician Diploma
Mohawk College (Hamilton) - Library & Information Technician Program Diploma

Québec *
Cégep de Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières) - Techniques de la documentation
Cégep de Jonquière (Jonquière) - Techniques de la documentation
Collège de l'Outaouais (Hull) - Techniques de la documentation
Collège de Maisonneuve (Montreal) -Techniques de la documentation
Collège François-Xavier-Garneau (Québec City) -Techniques de la documentation
Collège Lionel-Groulx (Sainte-Thérèse) - Techniques de la documentation
John Abbott College (Ste. Anne de Bellevue) -Information & Library Technologies

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (Saskatoon) - Library & Information Technology Diploma

*CEGEP programs in Quebec are three years.

 (information gathered via these links @ Get Started (MLIS and Library Tech)- also received via email from the Canadian Library Association)

Also - I found out that the University of Ottawa has a program of interest too:

Stay tuned later this week for a post with references to careers in the library field, where to look for a job, career development, and how to know if this is a career choice for you.

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