Information Studies

Information Studies

New name, same great programs

We are now the Department of Information Studies (formerly LIBIT)! All programs and course offerings remain the same. 


LIBT 145: Internet Information Retrieval

CRN: 94141 /  ONLINE  /  Instructor: Kenneth Gariepy

No prerequisites. Open to current all UFV students or apply now to Qualifying Stuides or General Studies.

This course introduces students to current Internet technologies, enabling them to become effective Internet searchers. Students will learn to create and refine basic search strategies in order to more effectively retrieve information in specific subject areas including health, business, arts, science, humanities, and social sciences. Students learn how to evaluate web documents using standard criteria and to appropriately document the sources they retrieve. In addition, students will briefly explore issues relating to the effect of the Internet on society and its impact on scholarship.

Note: This course is accepted as an elective in the UFV Arts, General Studies, and CIS program.

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Curate the World's Knowledge

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. The Library Technician Post-diploma certificate provides career-enhancing opportunities for working professionals.

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 and Library Technician Post-diploma certificate qualify you to work in information centres throughout Canada and in many countries around the world.

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