Library and Information Technology

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Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program Fall course

July 7, 2017

Are you a graduate library technician looking for continuing education opportunities! If yes, the Library Technician Post-Diploma certificate program is for you.

The Fall 2017 course offering will be LIBT 383: Diversity in the Workplace. The course is run online for 8 weeks starting in early October.  Only 20 spaces are available so apply early to avoid disappointment. For information on the program and this course, contact


Library and Information Technology Grad, Deanna Harrison, earns the Governor General's Bronze Medal

June 7, 2017

Congratulations to Deanna Harrison for earning the Governor General's Bronze Medal!

The Governor General's Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a diploma-level post-secondary program (minimum two year, full-time duration). The Governor General's Bronze medit is awarded based on the final 15 UFV credits. Deanna earned a perfect 4.33 (A+) GPA on her final 15 credits!

Read about her amazing accomplishment here: Deanna Harrison


Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

June 7, 2017

Library and Information Technology Diploma Graduates

Congratulations to the Library and Information Technology Diploma graduates for 2017! At the June 2017 UFV Graduation Ceremony, the following graduates were recognized: Thurza Aspinall, Philipa Bayliss, Kaitlyn Brauer, Mun Kyung Chang, Jaclyn Coers, Heather Dahlgrin, Sarah Farrants, Allyssa Fischer, Katia Guzzardi, Deanna Harrison, Krista Hedivan, Meg Hudson, Shannon MacGregor, Kyla Maertz, Sydney Peters, Caitlin Plomp, Gabrielle Proulx, Cynthia Ram, Emily Schlenker, Lesley Seitz, Alexandria Suter and Jasper Wong.

Mun Kyung Chang was named as the outstanding student of the 2017 graduating class. Congratulations Mun!

Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate Students

Congratulations to Aileen Farray, Tracey Naish, Samantha Neukomm and Ursula Nocon for graduating from the Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program.


Dr. Gariepy reappointed Department Head for a second term

August 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Gariepy has been reappointed Head of the Department of Library & Information Technology for a second three-year term.

"I look forward to continuing my administrative service to LibIT and the University by collaborating with professors, sessional instructors, and staff to help ensure that we deliver the best undergraduate library education possible," he said.

Dr. Gariepy came to UFV in 2012 from the University of Alberta, where he taught in the School of Library & Information Studies and the Dept. of Educational Policy Studies.

His latest peer-reviewed book is Power, Discourse, Ethics: a Policy Study of Academic Freedom, which was published earlier this year in Europe.

Christina Neigel elected FSA Faculty VP in by-election

September 30, 2015

Congratulations are extended to Prof. Christina Neigel, who was elected Faculty Vice-President of the Faculty & Staff Association in the September by-election. Read her candidate's statement here.

Professor Jan Lashbrook Green wins UFV Teaching Excellence Award

June 11, 2015

Empowering students nourishes UFV Teaching Excellence winner Jan Lashbrook Green.

Read the full article by UFV Today here

LibIT student Natalie Ng receives UFV's 2015 Governor General's Bronze Medal

June 11, 2015

Graduating Diploma Student Natalie Ng earns the UFV 2015 Governor General's Bronze Medal.

Read the full article by UFV Today here.

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