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Library Information Technology

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Program Description

Information resourcing is a high-tech adventure and a sought after skill. Various industries need employees with people skills to organize, access and manage the expanding volume of information in today’s world. LIT students gain proficiency in every area of library operations, from database searching, library network technology, cataloguing and classification to public relations, web design and records management. The two-year LIT diploma is offered at SAIT as a day-time diploma program. Students can also begin this diploma by completing Continuing education courses.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates may find employment as a library technician/assistant, information specialist, research assistant/analyst, and records management technician. This program also prepares graduates for numerous career opportunities in public and school libraries, as well as specialty libraries in areas of petroleum, law, medicine, geology, social services, government, or in related organizations such as records information centres, library wholesalers, software companies and bookstores.

  • Graduates of the Library Information Technology program have a 95% employment rate.

Student Success

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Library Information Technology.


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the School of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for more information.


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements

At least 60% in the following courses or equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents, AND,
  • Two of the following Grade 12 subjects: Math, Science, Social Science, Accounting, Law or a second language.
  • LIBR-200 (Introduction to Libraries) may be substituted for one of the two Grade 12 subjects. This course is available through distance education.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits 61.5

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