Library and Information Technology

Curating information in a knowledge-based economy

Curating information in a knowledge-based economy

The ability to organize and communicate information is an increasingly sought-after skill in today’s knowledge-based economy. Work BC projects that the need for library technicians will continue to increase over the next decade. UFV’s Library and Information Technology diploma program prepares you for a career where you can share your passion for helping others and using technology to find creative solutions.

As a library technician, you organize information in diverse formats and make it accessible to the public. Using technology to connect people to the world’s knowledge, you make a positive difference in your community—promoting the freedom to read and open access to information.

UFV's two-year Library and Information Technology diploma program, recognized by the Canadian Library Association, helps you develop strong information literacy and information management skills. It’s flexible, too; you can study full-time or part-time, on campus or online. Depending on your interest, choose between three specializations: Records Management, Systems Technology, and Youth Services.

Using current technologies, our dedicated instructors prepare you to work in a dynamic industry that includes public, academic, school, and special libraries, museums, and archives. With the fast-paced growth of global data and information, many law offices, educational institutions, government agencies, professional associations, non-profits, and businesses need people with the skills to organize their information and make it accessible.

This skill set is transferable, so it can take you places; the Library and Information Technology diploma qualifies you to work in information centres throughout Canada and in many countries around the world.

Career Outlook

Over 90% of program graduates secure employment within the first 8 months of graduation in diverse areas, performing a wide range of tasks.

Jobs for library technicians outside traditional settings are expected to grow the fastest, as an increasing number of corporations, non-profits and consulting firms hire professionals to manage and organize information, using a variety of technologies and databases.