Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate

The Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate is a part time program designed for library technicians seeking continuing education opportunities that directly address issues relating to their profession. Offered jointly with the Library and Information Technology and Continuing Studies departments, this program is specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

All courses are offered online in an 8 week format. Each course earns 2 upper level credits. Each course is limited to 20 students.  Courses which have wait lists will be offered again as soon as possible.

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FALL 2016 

LIBT 385: Information Rights: Privacy and Freedoms

 Instructor: TBA

 Credits: 2

 Duration: October 3, 2016 to November 26, 2016            Class Size: 20 students. Register early to avoid disappointment.

This course will examine how information rights can shape the services provided in information centres. The digitization of information and shifting formats creates numerous uncertainties and tensions between information privacy and access. Students will look at information privacy and freedom in information legislation, issues related to censorship, and the ethics of providing fair and equitable access. Students will also have the opportunity to focus their studies on specific aspects of information rights as it relates to their own employment situations.


How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis for the next available semester.

Students can choose to apply online, by mail or in person. Instructions for applying to UFV can be found at and following the instructions under Future Students or choosing the "Apply Now" note at the top right.

The application, $45.00 application fee and an official transcript showing graduation from a recognized Library Technician program (sent directly from the issuing institution to the UFV Admissions department) must be received in order for the application to be considered complete. Other post-secondary and high school transcripts may be required.

Once accepted into the Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program, students will be given permission to register in the courses.

For further information check out the UFV calendar at

Applications for the Fall 2016 semester are currently being accepted. Apply early to avoid disappointment!


The total cost for each course is currently $413.77 (includes tuition plus ancillary fees). In addition there is a semester fee of approximately $150.00. For students who register before the semester starts, the U-Pass fee (part of the semester fees) of $40.00 is refundable upon request. Course costs are subject to change each semester so please check the UFV website for current semester fees or contact the Office of the Registrar for a current total (1.888.823.8734).

A deposit of $200.00 is required before registration. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or through your bank. Bank payments can be made in person at your bank, through phone banking or by online banking. The University of the Fraser Valley is the bill payee and your student number is your account number.

New for workplace sponsored students

Are you sponsored by your workplace? If so, it is possible to have your workplace set up a sponsorship agreement with the University of the Fraser Valley. You would be able to register for courses and your workplace would be billed directly for the costs. The sponsorship letter needs to be on official letterhead stating who they are sponsoring, for how long (course by course or for how many courses), the program (Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program) and that all tuition and fees are being covered. If the letter is received before you register and it states that they will pay the $200.00 deposit as part of the tuition fee, then you will also not need to pay the deposit up front. The letter needs to be signed and forwarded to the UFV registration department.

Contact Information

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For more information about the Library Technician Post Diploma Certificate, contact the instructional assistant at 604-854-4582 or email  

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