Postgraduate Certificate Online

Libraries and Digital Technologies

Conestoga College

12 months
24 CAD/credit 720 CAD/year
6 CAD/credit 180 CAD/year
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Libraries and Digital Technologies from Conestoga College enhances students' knowledge and skills relating to technological change and the ways that digital technologies are transforming libraries and their services. Students develop the skills and digital competencies needed to explore the opportunities and potential impact of current and emerging technologies on their organization.  


At Libraries and Digital Technologies from Conestoga College  students gain conceptual insight and practical leadership strategies in addressing issues relating to digital technologies in library and information environments. The pace of technological change in libraries creates challenges for Library Technicians. This program will focus on current and emerging technologies affecting their workplaces and having an impact on the collections and services they offer. Students will develop 21st-century fluency skills essential for active participation in libraries of all types.The certificate meets the need for ongoing professional development in this area, and provides a pathway for college and university graduates to broaden their learning.

Students at Libraries and Digital Technologies from Conestoga College will:

  • Apply innovative information technology, solutions and assessment to a range of challenges, needs and opportunities facing libraries and information services
  • Complete all work in compliance with professional standards, relevant policies, practices, processes and procedures and employ relevant knowledge, skills, ethical judgments and behaviours in workplace environments.
  • Collect, analyze and assess user experience information and respond to stakeholder priorities in a way that meets their needs.
  • Analyze, evaluate and propose new information and service platforms and technologies to add value to the user experience and to library operations and processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Media in Libraries
  • Issues in Digital Resource Management and Technologies
  • Library Leadership in the Digital Age
  • Information Technology for Library Technicians
  • Online Searching
  • Resource Description and Access 
  • Metadata and Metadata Applications
  • Strategies for Instruction for Library Technicians
  • Electronic Publishing and Emerging Library Technologies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A two or three year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Library and Information Technology OR
  • Master's degree in library science, library and information science or information OR
  • Graduate of the Southern Ontario Library Services (SOLS) Excel, Advanced Excel or Advancing Public Library Leadership (APLL) certificate programs OR
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years library experience in a management or senior technical position.
  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
  • Final acceptance is based on a review of the admission requirements.
  • Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    720 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24 CAD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6 CAD per credit during 12 months.

$25 per course is non-refundable


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