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LIBR1100 Acquisitions

Description: This required course focuses on the acquisition of monographs. Develop skills in searching, ordering, receiving, collection development, the book trade, and automated acquisitions functions.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1055
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LIBR1270 Active Records Management

Description: This course provides an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to effectively manage and control active records in various formats. File plan development, typical filing systems, storage systems and equipment, and file maintenance procedures will be covered. Prerequisite: Records and Information Management Fundamentals
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1260
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LIBR1150 Archives

Description: In this course, develop understanding of archival theory and practice to manage archival records effectively. Topics include the relationship between archives and records management, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, reference services, preventive conservation, and facility planning and security.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN2080 Canadian Literature

Description: This course will allow students to read selected Canadian literature, including novels and short stories, and to analyse and discuss various key points of each piece of literature. Students will identify the different types of audiences intended for each literary piece. Some suggested areas of study for each novel will include selected key literary terms as well as discussion of the relevance of setting and plot in relation to Canadian culture and history, found in each individual piece. This course will focus on both reading literature as well as the use of proper written English. The novels chosen will also be explored in relation to their relevance to Canadian culture. Key literary terms and events will be discussed for each novel, including questions for each literary piece.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1115 Circulation and Inter-Library Loan

Description: Learn the basics of circulation work in libraries and information services, as well as inventory and weeding of library collections. Also explore policies and procedures for inter-library loan and document supply.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000
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COMM1770 Communications I

Description: In this course, the student will develop and practice the fundamentals of Standard English including grammar, sentence structure, and the conventions of Standard English. The student will develop and apply paragraph and essay research; organization and planning skills; develop and enhance independent learning skills; and develop and enhance e-learning capabilities.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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COMP1165 Database Design for Information Workers

Description: Examine the role of relational databases in library and information work. Learn to create a database, enter and edit records, search for information, and create simple reports.
Hours: 21
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: COMP1150 or OLRN1480
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COMP1430 Electronic Publishing and Emerging Library Technologies

Description: Explore electronic publishing, including using basic web design, 3D printing, screen recording, blogs, microblogs, augmented reality, and gamification.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1150 or OLRN1480
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FPLT1240 Field Work I

Description: Supervised experience in libraries is essential in the development of library skills. Students do two separate work assignments in two different types of libraries. The aim of field work is to broaden the student's educational experience to include the varied services of different types of libraries and to enable the student to apply the information gained in course work to the practices and procedures employed in individual libraries.
Hours: 112
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: OHS1320, LIBR1025, LIBR1075, LIBR1115, COMP1426
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FPLT1250 Field Work II

Description: Supervised experience in libraries is essential in the development of library skills. Students do two separate work assignments in two different types of libraries. The aim of field work is to broaden the student's educational experience to include the varied services of different types of libraries and to enable the student to apply the information gained in course work to the practices and procedures employed in individual libraries.
Hours: 112
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: COMP1165, FPLT1240, LIBR1090, LIBR1095, LIBR1240, COMP1430, LIBR1045, LIBR1085, LIBR1100, MGMT1600
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MGMT1600 Human Relations and Supervision

Description: This course introduces the basic principles of supervision, including planning, recruitment, selection, training, motivation, delegation and time management in a library environment. You will learn to apply these principles to become an effective supervisor. Required course for the Library and Information Technician diploma program.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1085 Indexing and Subject Analysis

Description: Examine how the intellectual content of various works are established through indexing and subject analysis. Study the principles of indexing through the creation of abstracts, learning about various index types, and applying index rules. Explore the principles of subject analysis through two types of controlled vocabularies including thesaurus and subject headings.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1075
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COMP1426 Information Technology for Library Technicians

Description: Focus on various types of information technology used in the library setting including mobile devices, eReaders, playaways, iPads and tablets, digital media, and various software and applications. Access to a current mobile device with wireless Internet capability is required.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1480 Introduction To Computers

Description: This course will familiarize students with the digital world by exploring the hardware and software of their computer system. Students learn to build properly formatted documents using Microsoft Word, spreadsheets, including correctly functioning formulas, using Microsoft Excel, and create commanding presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint while using the cloud to store and access their files. This course will familiarize students with both the hardware and software of their computer system. Students learn to use the most common functions of the Windows operating system including the Windows Explorer program for file management and will be able to identify security risks and protect their computers. This course also reviews networks, internet, and email use.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1000 Introduction to Libraries and the Information Industry

Description: Prerequisite: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), general or advanced level, with grade 12 English OR successful completion of Mature Student Test. Library related experience is strongly recommended.

Examine the role of libraries in an information society, explore how libraries provide access to information and study the organization and services of different types of libraries. You will also investigate the roles and functions of participants in the information industry. Required course. Prerequisite: You must satisfy the Program Admission Requirements.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1300 Introduction to Metadata and Metadata Applications

Description: Metadata is structured information about an information resource of any media type or format and can be considered an extension of traditional library cataloguing. Examine the fundamental concepts of metadata. Learn to apply a variety of metadata schemes and standards related to the description of digital and electronic resources on the web. Previous knowledge of HTML coding is highly recommended.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1090 or LIBR1095, LIBR1065, COMP1430
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LIBR1075 Library Classification

Description: Study the principles of classification. Learn to use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme and Library of Congress Classification scheme. Explore issues related to the process of classifying library materials.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1065
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LIBR1125 Library Financial Management and Budgeting

Description: Budget and financial management concepts and strategies relating to libraries are discussed. You will be exposed to types of budgets, financial statements, avenues for library funding and strategic planning. Also comprehend and use basic financial information to set goals and objectives. MS Excel software required.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000, COMP1150 or OLRN1480
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LIBR1045 Library Programming, Marketing and Advocacy

Description: Examine various programs available in different library settings and necessary skills such as planning and presenting to library clientele. Investigate the basics of user orientation and training, specifically programming for seniors and adults. Investigate local and oral history and practical customer service skills. Examine the vital roles of promotion, public relations, marketing, and outreach, forming partnerships within the community and library advocacy.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1015
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LIBR1015 Online Searching

Description: Explore concepts used in searching online for information. Learn to apply basic Boolean constructs. Practice efficient retrieval information from the Internet, library catalogues and commercial databases.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000
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LIBR1260 Records and Information Management Fundamentals

Description: Recommended: Grade 12 English at the general level or equivalent.

This online course introduces the records lifecycle and establishes a solid basis in records management concepts and techniques. Records inventorying, retention and destruction scheduling, inactive and vital records management and the application of records management practices to electronic records are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1025 Reference Processes

Description: Explore fundamental principles of professional accountability that underpin the provision of information services in libraries. Develop effective reference interviewing techniques to answer customer queries. Explore topics related to the management of information service including service standards, in person and virtual service points, policy development and strategies for continuing professional development of staff.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1015
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LIBR1035 Reference Services and Sources

Description: Develop understanding of reference services and typical resources used to answer information queries from library customers. Students will compare and evaluate traditional and emerging reference resources. Students will apply online search skills to effectively answer typical customer queries.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1025
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LIBR1055 Resource Description and Access I

Description: Develop understanding of library cataloguing using the RDA cataloguing rules for creating descriptive catalogue records, through use of the RDA online Toolkit. Learn to use MARC coding and ISBD punctuation for cataloguing bibliographic records in an automated environment. Recognize the changes in MARC coding resulting from RDA cataloguing rule.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1000
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LIBR1065 Resource Description and Access II

Description: Examine form and choice of entry according to RDA cataloguing rules, cataloguing applications of the World Wide Web, and sources of cataloguing copy in an automated environment. Learn to critically appraise public access catalogues. Recognize the changes in Marc coding resulting from RDA Cataloguing Rules.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1055
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LIBR1200 School Libraries

Description: Focus on the unique features of elementary and secondary school libraries. Examine collection development and management, readers' advisory and reference services, and library programming in a school library setting. Consider new and emerging initiatives such as the Learning Commons model of school library services.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1340 Science Fiction

Description: Recommended: College level English or equivalent.
The world is constantly evolving, in large part due to our technological advances. Science Fiction is ideally suited to explore our changing world. A variety of short stories and novels exposes students to the amazing narratives and fantastic voyages of this literary genre.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBR1095 Serials

Description: Explore the technical service aspects of serials with emphasis on ordering, tracking and cataloguing serials. You will also explore technology's major impact on serial collections in this online course.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1055
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