Program Description

Digital technologies are transforming libraries and their services, making digital competencies key to success in today’s evolving library environment!

Designed for graduates of the Library and Information Technician Diploma or those with an existing library sciences education, this program explores the challenges, opportunities, and potential impact of current and emerging technologies on various library systems.

Gain the conceptual insight and practical leadership strategies needed to succeed through active learning, a culminating activity and capstone project. Available in an accessible, part-time, online program format, you can learn in an engaging environment without interrupting your current employment.

In this graduate program, you will:

  • Further your knowledge and skills related to technological change and the way that digital technologies are transforming libraries and their services.
  • Obtain the skills and digital competencies needed to explore the opportunities and potential impact of current and emerging technologies within library and information organizations.
  • Develop the 21st-century fluency skills essential for active participation in libraries of all types.

This certificate meets the need for ongoing professional development in the area of libraries and digital technologies and provides a pathway for college and university graduates to broaden their learning.

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Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You must apply, and be accepted, to this program prior to registering for courses.

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You require:

  • Library and Information Technician Diploma OR
  • Master's degree in library science, library and information science, information science or information OR
  • Graduate of Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) Excel, Advanced Excel or APLL program OR
  • Studied library science at an equivalent level outside of Canada OR
  • Bachelor's degree and substantial library experience at a significant level of responsibility.

It is possible to take individual courses from the Libraries and Digital Technologies certificate as professional development. Please apply and note this on the form.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.

Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

View our Pathways and Credit Transfer map (PDF). which shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

The Libraries and Digital Technologies graduate certificate supports professional development of people interested in exploring community needs, identifying relevant trends, assessing relevant digital media and emerging technologies, developing supportive collections and collaboration spaces, and promoting research resources such as digital collections and maker services such as cutting machines, 3-D printers, audio and video capture and editing tools, and more traditional arts and crafts equipment. Graduates may work in a variety of library and information services workplaces, including: 

  • Public libraries and regional library services.
  • Libraries and resource centres serving colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools and school boards.
  • Special libraries supporting law offices, hospitals, corporations, and government departments and agencies.
  • Bibliographic utilities, online and library system vendors and electronic publishers.
  • Information services industry including data, communications, and distribution channels.
  • Cultural and non-profit organizations and related associations.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Wait for your application to be approved. Once approved, you can select and register for your courses.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

Continuing Education
Community Services and Support, Library Programs
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1-844-767-6871

Completion Requirement

12 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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