Information Studies

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 for Library and Information Technology diploma

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.