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.

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  • 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 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community and Urban Studies.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

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Pathways and Credit Transfer

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Dolores Harms Penner

My name is Dolores Harms Penner, and I am the Program Specialist for the Library and Information Technician Diploma, the Libraries and Digital Technologies Certificate, and the Records and Information Management Certificate at Mohawk College. I also teach in the library technician program. I have been employed at Mohawk College since 2000.

I am a librarian, with a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. In my career I have worked as Manager of the Information Centre at the Industrial Accident Prevention Association in Toronto, as Electronic Resources Librarian at Milton Public Library, and I have taught in the library technician programs at Seneca and Sheridan colleges.

I have really enjoyed becoming involved in library education and helping to prepare students for careers in the information field. It is a privilege to broaden students' knowledge through my work and in turn, I learn from them.