Libraries and Digital Technologies Certificate - 965

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Digital technologies are transforming libraries and their services, making digital competencies key to success in today’s evolving library environment!

Designed for graduates of the Library and Information Technician Diploma or those with an existing library sciences education, this program explores the challenges, opportunities, and potential impact of current and emerging technologies on various library systems.

Gain the conceptual insight and practical leadership strategies needed to succeed through active learning, a culminating activity and capstone project. Available in an accessible, part-time, online program format, you can learn in an engaging environment without interrupting your current employment.

To review admission requirements for this program, and to apply, please view the Admissions & Registrations tab.

In this graduate program, you will:
  • Further your knowledge and skills related to technological change and the way that digital technologies are transforming libraries and their services
  • Obtain the skills and digital competencies needed to explore the opportunities and potential impact of current and emerging technologies within library and information organizations
  • Develop the 21st-century fluency skills essential for active participation in libraries of all types

This certificate meets the need for ongoing professional development in the area of libraries and digital technologies and provides a pathway for college and university graduates to broaden their learning.

Contact Continuing Education
  • Library and Information Technician Diploma OR
  • Master's degree in library science, library and information science, information science or information OR
  • Graduate of Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) Excel, Advanced Excel or APLL program OR
  • Studied library science at an equivalent level outside of Canada OR
  • Bachelor's degree and substantial library experience at a significant level of responsibility

It is possible to take individual courses from the Libraries and Digital Technologies certificate as professional development. Please apply and note this on the form.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in a previous academic year may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support at celibrary [at]

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Mandatory Courses

INFO10172 Information Technology for Library Technicians Focus on various types of information technology used in the library setting including mobile devices, e-readers, playaways, iPads and tablets, digital media and various software and applications. Access to a current mobile device with wireless Internet capability is required. 42 hours. 
INFOLT402 Electronic Publishing and Emerging Library Technologies

Focus on electronic publishing, including using basic web design, image editing, screen recording, blogs, wikis, social networking, augmented reality, 3D printing and gamification. 42 hours. Prerequisites: INFO10053 or INFO10113 or INFO10156 or COMP10136.


If you were accepted into the Libraries and Digital Technologies (965) program and are unable to register due to prerequisite requirements, please contact celibrary [at] for assistance. 

LIBR10035 Metadata & Metadata Applications Introduction

Learn to apply metadata schemes and standards to describe digital and electronic web resources. Knowledge of HTML coding recommended. 42 hours. Prerequisites: INFOLT402 and LIBRLT351 and LIBR10043 or INFOLT402 and LIBRLT351 and LIBRLT305.


If you were accepted into the Libraries and Digital Technologies (965) program and are unable to register due to prerequisite requirements, please contact celibrary [at] for assistance. 

LIBR10036 Strategies for Instruction for Library Technicians Develop skills in planning and delivering instruction in various library environments. Focus on effective presentation techniques, educational technologies, information literacy, learning styles, and instructional design and evaluation methods. 42 hours.
LIBR10041 Online Searching Learn to apply Boolean constructs and other concepts for efficient retrieval of information from the Internet, library catalogues and commercial databases. 42 hours. 
LIBR10042 Resource Description and Access 1

Focus on RDA guidelines for descriptive catalogue records and MARC coding and ISBD punctuation for bibliographic records in an automated environment. 42 hours. Prerequisites: LIBRLT110.


If you were accepted into the Libraries and Digital Technologies (965) program and are unable to register due to prerequisite requirements, please contact celibrary [at] for assistance. 

LIBR10046 User Experience in Libraries User experience (UX) research explores the behaviour, needs, and expectations of the users of a product or service in order to create a better product or service. Apply the principles and methods of user experience research to a library environment. Practice research methods and develop a research plan leading to insights about library users and improvements to physical and virtual library services and spaces. 42 hours.
LIBR10047 Library Leadership in the Digital Age Explore strategies for leadership within current and evolving library environments including strategies focused on self-management and collaboration. Examine decision-making competencies and key factors supporting successful management and implementation of change. Assess leadership outcomes through analysis of impacts on the organization or community. Apply critical thinking skills and accurate, persuasive communication to library leadership in a multimedia world. 42 hours.
LIBR10048 Issues in Digital Resource Management and Technologies Explore the management of library resources in electronic formats with emphasis on collection development, licensing and acquisition of e-resources, as well as issues relating to access, copyright and archiving. Examine the integration of social media platforms in provision of services. Assess the role of electronic resource management systems (ERMs) and digital repositories. 42 hours.
LIBR10049 Digital Media in Libraries Examine the expanding educational role and function of libraries as they become digital spaces supporting community creativity, engagement and participatory learning. Investigate how reframing of the library within the new culture of innovation, creativity and imagination supports users as they create, build and craft with digital technology and tools. 42 hours.
LIBR10050 Capstone 1 Develop the practice of lifelong learning through reflective inquiry and a range of professional development skills evaluating learning processes and progress. Create an e-portfolio demonstrating a deepened awareness of student learning throughout the program while archiving the integration and application of learning to the student's work environment. Conduct a digital technology needs assessment within an organization that leads to a project proposal and presentation in Capstone II. 100 hours. Prerequisites: INFOLT402 and LIBR10035 and LIBR10042 and LIBR10041 and LIBR10036 and INFO10172 and LIBR10046 and LIBR10047 and LIBR10048 and LIBR10049.
LIBR10051 Capstone 2 Using skills acquired throughout the program, students will create an analytical research report leading to a client-focused proposal and multi-media presentation on a digital technology appropriate for library and information services industry. 120 hours. Prerequisite: LIBR10050.

In Continuing Education, there are three semesters each year: fall, winter, and spring/summer. 

Part-time studies enables students to work at their own pace. As per the Program Promotion and Graduation Requirements policy, all students must be aware that to be eligible for graduation, students are expected to demonstrate mastery of current competencies outlined in the Program of Studies applicable at the time of graduation. In cases where study has been interrupted or a Programs of Studies has been updated to reflect industry standards, the College may require a student to repeat a subject area.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Spring 2021
(May to Aug)
Fall 2021
(Sept to Dec)
Winter 2022
(Jan to Apr)
INFO10172 Information Technology for Library Technicians




INFOLT402 Electronic Publishing and Emerging Library Technologies




LIBR10035 Introduction to Metadata & Metadata Applications OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
LIBR10036 Strategies for Instruction for Library Technicians OntarioLearn   OntarioLearn
LIBR10041 Online Searching OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
LIBR10042 Resource Description and Access I OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
LIBR10046 User Experience in Libraries OntarioLearn   OntarioLearn
LIBR10047 Library Leadership in the Digital Age   OntarioLearn  
LIBR10048 Issues in Digital Resource Management and Technologies OntarioLearn   OntarioLearn
LIBR10049 Digital Media in Libraries   OntarioLearn  
LIBR10050 Capstone I   OntarioLearn  
LIBR10051 Capstone II OntarioLearn   OntarioLearn
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Learning Outcomes

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In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

The Libraries and Digital Technologies graduate certificate supports professional development of people interested in exploring community needs, identifying relevant trends, assessing relevant digital media and emerging technologies, developing supportive collections and collaboration spaces, and promoting research resources such as digital collections and maker services such as cutting machines, 3-D printers, audio and video capture and editing tools, and more traditional arts and crafts equipment. Graduates may work in a variety of library and information services workplaces, including: 

  • public libraries and regional library services
  • libraries and resource centres serving colleges, universities, elementary and secondary schools and school boards
  • special libraries supporting law offices, hospitals, corporations, and government departments and agencies
  • bibliographic utilities, online and library system vendors and electronic publishers
  • the information services industry including data, communications, and distribution channels
  • cultural and non-profit organizations and related associations