Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The two-year, four-term Diploma in Library & Information Technology Program has been developed in accordance with the recommendations made by the Canadian Library Association Committee on Library Technicians (Role and Education). The program prepares students for para-professional duties in libraries. Students will spend more than one-half of their time learning library and related business techniques. Some of the program's courses are transferable to universities.

Library course work involves lectures, field trips, field work and workshops. The program's two practicums occur in April and May; the first-year practicum is two weeks long and the second year practicum is four weeks long. The field work experience exposes you to the realities of the job and to potential employers.

Langara College's Diploma in Library & Information Technology is recognized across Canada. Graduates of the program are currently employed in a wide range of libraries and information services: in public libraries; in libraries associated with universities, colleges and schools; and in public institutions, business, government and special libraries. Graduates may also work for companies supporting information-based software programs and resources. Library & Information Technicians usually work under professional librarians except in smaller libraries where they might work alone. Graduates may be required to catalogue, issue and receive a host of library holdings: books, film, pictures, maps, computer files, and sound recordings. They must know how to locate specialized materials and maintain library collections. Graduates can also expect to become involved with public programs, library tours and children's programs, or provide technical support to the library or information centre patrons.

Library & Information Technicians should enjoy people, books and information organization. A permanent interest in learning is characteristic of the most effective library workers. There is a need for accuracy and attention to detail while in the program and throughout their working career. Graduates must have a minimum keyboarding speed of 45 wpm using a word processor.

CURRICULUM

To graduate, in addition to completing the following curriculum, students must provide recognized and official documentation to the Registrar's Office proving their ability to keyboard a corrected speed of 45 wpm. Students without 45 wpm will be provided with suggestions on how to improve their skills and how to obtain the documentation required. Students with the keyboarding skills may consult with the department regarding appropriate documentation. All students are encouraged to meet this requirement in the first year of their studies.

Students in the Library Information & Technology Diploma Program must achieve a minimum grade of "C" (or an "S" in courses graded S/U) in all courses required for the program in order to remain in the Library Program and receive the Diploma in Library Information Technology.

Total Credits: 61

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 1111 Online Search and Information Handling
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to how information is organized and retrieved with particular reference to library and information resources and databases. Students gain hands-on experience and skill in standard software programs used for communication and information retrieval.

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LIBR 1118 Techniques I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Cataloguing procedures, including choice of main and added entry headings, descriptive cataloguing, and derivative cataloguing.

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LIBR 1120 Philosophy and Functions
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

History of books and libraries, as well as current trends and issues in the library world.

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BCAP 1200 Business Computer Applications I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on computer experience and exposes the student to applications and software packages commonly used in business. A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1000 and BCAP 1200.

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CMNS 1118 Written Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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15 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 1219 Field Work I
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 11.0

Students will work a minimum of 60 hours in a selected site and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Several library tours are organized by the instructor. Students are also expected to organize one group tour in the library community. Library competencies and roles of the library technician are explored throughout the term. Workshops and guest speakers will provide students additional information about the library community. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 and 1118.

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LIBR 1228 Introduction to Technical Services and Circulation
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Technical services, including MARC, selection aids and collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, processing, circulation, serials control, government publications.

Students will receive credit for only one of LIBR 1218 (discontinued course) and 1228.

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One of
LIBR 2410 Children's Services
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

History, evaluation and acquisition of children's literature; library services for children; programming including puppeteering and story-telling.

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LIBR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1395 Special Topics: Creating and Managing Digital Collections
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

The key elements of managing digital collections are explored through discussion, hands-on practice, and project based activities. Topics covered include project development, selection and electronic processing of materials, copyright, description (cataloguing and metadata), electronic access and preservation.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 1495 Special Topics: Enhancing Library Web Pages with Media, Mashups and Social Software
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Participants in this course will learn simple techniques for creating and adding media (audio and video) to library websites, and for incorporating social software and Web 2.0 tools and applications into library web pages. Emphasis will be placed on creating engaging and effective library web pages for patrons and staff. Participation, collaboration, and networking with other course participants will be integral to success in this course. The final course grade will be based on self, peer, and instructor evaluation of course contributions, activities, and project website.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 or department approval.

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LIBR 2195 Special Topics: Specialized Library Resources
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An in-depth exploration of resources and services for libraries in the Business, Technology, Legal and Medical sectors.

Prerequisite(s): One of LIBR 1118, 1111, 1120, 2416, or 2328

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LIBR 2295 Special Topics: An Introduction to Records Management
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers a general overview of records management and an introduction to its theory and practice.

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LIBR 2395 Special Topics: Young Adult Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic training and familiarity with the literature, programs and services for young adults in public libraries.

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LIBR 2495 Special Topics: Supervisory Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides students with an understanding of what it means to be a supervisor and prepares them to take on supervisory roles. Problem solving, decision making, coaching, performance assessment, labour relations and interpersonal skills and knowledge will be developed through the examination of work environments in a library situation.

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LIBR 2595 Special Topics: Aboriginal Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is a survey of key resources, tools, and services used to support the specialized information needs of Aboriginal libraries, collections, and communities. Staff, working in a variety of library settings, are provided with the necessary knowledge, background, and insights for working with, providing services and building collections for our Aboriginal customers and communities. The topics surveyed include government, legal, health, and genealogical resources. For each topic, key resources and issues will be identified and explored. Also included is an important unit on treaty rights and negotiations, and other matters related to government.

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One of
BUSM 1100 Introduction to Business in Canada
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to Canada's economy, different economic systems, business ethics and social responsibility, legal fundamentals and management. The course examines organizational and human resource management concepts and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations management.

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BUSM 1115 Entrepreneurship
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

A practical course which introduces the relevant aspects of setting up a small business. These include basic accounting concepts, forms of legal ownership, basic market research, determination of marketing and personnel policies, budgeting, financing, purchasing, promotion, and pricing. Also explored are the personal characteristics of the successful entrepreneur.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 1200 Management Principles
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores the roles of managers at various organizational levels and examines how they help organizations achieve their goals. Course topics are organized around the four major functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. There will be a special emphasis on diversity and the management of multicultural workforces in a global context. Concepts relating to productivity improvement, quality management, and business ethics will be focused on throughout the course. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments involving decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical and teamwork skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1200 and 1250.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 2200 Organizational Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course examine how individual and group behaviour affects organizational goal attainment and success. Topics will include individual attributes such as attitude, personality and perception, and organizational culture and management skills such as leadership, empowerment, participation, communication, and motivation. There will be a strong international focus with an emphasis on diversity, managerial ethics, and development of Total Quality Management. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments for decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1321 and 2200.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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One
university-transferable science, social science, or humanities elective (See note 1)
3
15 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 2328 Subject Analysis and Classification
4

Lecture Hours: 5.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Theory and practice of subject analysis, learning to apply Library of Congress, Sears, and other specialized subject headings and to apply Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification numbers to library materials.

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LIBR 2411 Library Technologies and Information Management
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Information storage organization and retrieval; and provision of library services, including bibliographic database development, www site creation, search strategy and use of online databases; current issues in electronic information service.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 2418 Techniques IV - MARC Coding & Derived Cataloguing
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Creation and manipulation of MARC (machine readable cataloguing) records for online catalogues. Identification, capture, import and modification of catalogue records from bibliographic sources online.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1118 and 2328. LIBR 2328 may be taken concurrently with LIBR 2418.

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One of
ENGL 1100 Reading and Writing about Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1100 is writing-intensive introduction to the disciplines of literary studies. Students will examine three or four literary texts in their critical and scholarly contexts in regard to a single interdisciplinary topic and from the perspectives of at least three sub-disciplines of literary studies, such as narratology, historiography, psychoanalytic criticism, eco-criticism etc.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum "C-" in CMNS 1118; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or LPI exempt essay standing (LPXE 25 - determined by Registrar and Enrolment Services).

Note: Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100. Students entering other faculties at UBC or planning to transfer to other institutions should take ENGL 1127 or 1128 instead of ENGL 1100.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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One
university-transferable science, social science, or humanities elective (See note 1)
3
16 Credits

TERM FOUR

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 2315 Media Materials
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introduction to the handling, organization, and cataloguing of non-book materials including audio and video tape, pictures, cartographic materials, computer files etc., basic selection, operation, and maintenance of audio-visual hardware.

Prerequisite(s): Both LIBR 1118 and 2418 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval. LIBR 2418 may be taken concurrently.

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LIBR 2416 Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Reference service, including basic tools in both print and electronic form, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, indexes, etc.; interlibrary loans; dealing with reference queries and the public.

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LIBR 2419 Field Work II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 10.0

Students will work a minimum of 120 hours at a selected site or sites and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Two to three workshops (given either in class or online) will be conducted at the beginning of term reviewing expectations for the practicum, resumes and interview skills. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 2315, 2328, 2416, 2418 and 2411. LIBR 2315, 2328, and 2416 may be taken concurrently.





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One of
LIBR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1395 Special Topics: Creating and Managing Digital Collections
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

The key elements of managing digital collections are explored through discussion, hands-on practice, and project based activities. Topics covered include project development, selection and electronic processing of materials, copyright, description (cataloguing and metadata), electronic access and preservation.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 1495 Special Topics: Enhancing Library Web Pages with Media, Mashups and Social Software
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Participants in this course will learn simple techniques for creating and adding media (audio and video) to library websites, and for incorporating social software and Web 2.0 tools and applications into library web pages. Emphasis will be placed on creating engaging and effective library web pages for patrons and staff. Participation, collaboration, and networking with other course participants will be integral to success in this course. The final course grade will be based on self, peer, and instructor evaluation of course contributions, activities, and project website.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 or department approval.

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LIBR 2195 Special Topics: Specialized Library Resources
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An in-depth exploration of resources and services for libraries in the Business, Technology, Legal and Medical sectors.

Prerequisite(s): One of LIBR 1118, 1111, 1120, 2416, or 2328

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LIBR 2295 Special Topics: An Introduction to Records Management
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers a general overview of records management and an introduction to its theory and practice.

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LIBR 2395 Special Topics: Young Adult Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic training and familiarity with the literature, programs and services for young adults in public libraries.

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LIBR 2410 Children's Services
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

History, evaluation and acquisition of children's literature; library services for children; programming including puppeteering and story-telling.

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LIBR 2495 Special Topics: Supervisory Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides students with an understanding of what it means to be a supervisor and prepares them to take on supervisory roles. Problem solving, decision making, coaching, performance assessment, labour relations and interpersonal skills and knowledge will be developed through the examination of work environments in a library situation.

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LIBR 2595 Special Topics: Aboriginal Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is a survey of key resources, tools, and services used to support the specialized information needs of Aboriginal libraries, collections, and communities. Staff, working in a variety of library settings, are provided with the necessary knowledge, background, and insights for working with, providing services and building collections for our Aboriginal customers and communities. The topics surveyed include government, legal, health, and genealogical resources. For each topic, key resources and issues will be identified and explored. Also included is an important unit on treaty rights and negotiations, and other matters related to government.

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One
university-transferable science, social science, or humanities elective (See note 1)
3
15 Credits

Program Option Notes:

  1. Please be sure to check course attributes to ensure courses will count towards your credential. Recommended courses are:
    • Courses with content in Canadian history and political sciences, ABST courses (not including seminar courses).
    • Computing systems or web development courses.

The flexible participation option is a distance education option for students in the Library & Information Technology program. Selected courses will be offered in each semester (Spring, Summer, and Fall). Flexible Participation Option program students must have a minimum participation of 3 LIBR credits (one course) in each of two semesters annually, including their first two terms of studies. Students may take up to 16 program credits in any semester.

A limited selection of courses will be offered in each semester. There is no guarantee that a specific course will be offered in any specific semester or year. Students who wish to complete the diploma within three years are advised to take courses in the semester in which they are scheduled.

CURRICULUM

To graduate, in addition to completing the following curriculum, students must provide recognized and official documentation to the Registrar's Office proving their ability to keyboard a corrected speed of 45 wpm. Students without 45 wpm will be provided with suggestions on how to improve their skills and how to obtain the documentation required. Students with the keyboarding skills may consult with the department regarding appropriate documentation. All students are encouraged to meet this requirement in the first year of their studies.

Students in the Library Information & Technology Program (Flexible Participation Option) must achieve a minimum grade of "C" (or an "S" in courses graded S/U) in all courses required for the program in order to remain in the Library Program and receive the Diploma in Library Information Technology.

Total Credits: 61

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 1111 Online Search and Information Handling
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to how information is organized and retrieved with particular reference to library and information resources and databases. Students gain hands-on experience and skill in standard software programs used for communication and information retrieval.

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LIBR 1118 Techniques I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Cataloguing procedures, including choice of main and added entry headings, descriptive cataloguing, and derivative cataloguing.

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LIBR 1120 Philosophy and Functions
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

History of books and libraries, as well as current trends and issues in the library world.

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LIBR 1219 Field Work I
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 11.0

Students will work a minimum of 60 hours in a selected site and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Several library tours are organized by the instructor. Students are also expected to organize one group tour in the library community. Library competencies and roles of the library technician are explored throughout the term. Workshops and guest speakers will provide students additional information about the library community. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 and 1118.

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LIBR 1228 Introduction to Technical Services and Circulation
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Technical services, including MARC, selection aids and collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, processing, circulation, serials control, government publications.

Students will receive credit for only one of LIBR 1218 (discontinued course) and 1228.

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LIBR 2315 Media Materials
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introduction to the handling, organization, and cataloguing of non-book materials including audio and video tape, pictures, cartographic materials, computer files etc., basic selection, operation, and maintenance of audio-visual hardware.

Prerequisite(s): Both LIBR 1118 and 2418 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval. LIBR 2418 may be taken concurrently.

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LIBR 2328 Subject Analysis and Classification
4

Lecture Hours: 5.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Theory and practice of subject analysis, learning to apply Library of Congress, Sears, and other specialized subject headings and to apply Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification numbers to library materials.

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LIBR 2418 Techniques IV - MARC Coding & Derived Cataloguing
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Creation and manipulation of MARC (machine readable cataloguing) records for online catalogues. Identification, capture, import and modification of catalogue records from bibliographic sources online.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1118 and 2328. LIBR 2328 may be taken concurrently with LIBR 2418.

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LIBR 2411 Library Technologies and Information Management
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Information storage organization and retrieval; and provision of library services, including bibliographic database development, www site creation, search strategy and use of online databases; current issues in electronic information service.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 2416 Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Reference service, including basic tools in both print and electronic form, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, indexes, etc.; interlibrary loans; dealing with reference queries and the public.

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LIBR 2419 Field Work II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 10.0

Students will work a minimum of 120 hours at a selected site or sites and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Two to three workshops (given either in class or online) will be conducted at the beginning of term reviewing expectations for the practicum, resumes and interview skills. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 2315, 2328, 2416, 2418 and 2411. LIBR 2315, 2328, and 2416 may be taken concurrently.





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Two of
LIBR 2410 Children's Services
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

History, evaluation and acquisition of children's literature; library services for children; programming including puppeteering and story-telling.

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LIBR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1395 Special Topics: Creating and Managing Digital Collections
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

The key elements of managing digital collections are explored through discussion, hands-on practice, and project based activities. Topics covered include project development, selection and electronic processing of materials, copyright, description (cataloguing and metadata), electronic access and preservation.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 1495 Special Topics: Enhancing Library Web Pages with Media, Mashups and Social Software
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Participants in this course will learn simple techniques for creating and adding media (audio and video) to library websites, and for incorporating social software and Web 2.0 tools and applications into library web pages. Emphasis will be placed on creating engaging and effective library web pages for patrons and staff. Participation, collaboration, and networking with other course participants will be integral to success in this course. The final course grade will be based on self, peer, and instructor evaluation of course contributions, activities, and project website.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 or department approval.

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LIBR 2195 Special Topics: Specialized Library Resources
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An in-depth exploration of resources and services for libraries in the Business, Technology, Legal and Medical sectors.

Prerequisite(s): One of LIBR 1118, 1111, 1120, 2416, or 2328

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LIBR 2295 Special Topics: An Introduction to Records Management
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers a general overview of records management and an introduction to its theory and practice.

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LIBR 2395 Special Topics: Young Adult Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic training and familiarity with the literature, programs and services for young adults in public libraries.

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LIBR 2495 Special Topics: Supervisory Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides students with an understanding of what it means to be a supervisor and prepares them to take on supervisory roles. Problem solving, decision making, coaching, performance assessment, labour relations and interpersonal skills and knowledge will be developed through the examination of work environments in a library situation.

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LIBR 2595 Special Topics: Aboriginal Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is a survey of key resources, tools, and services used to support the specialized information needs of Aboriginal libraries, collections, and communities. Staff, working in a variety of library settings, are provided with the necessary knowledge, background, and insights for working with, providing services and building collections for our Aboriginal customers and communities. The topics surveyed include government, legal, health, and genealogical resources. For each topic, key resources and issues will be identified and explored. Also included is an important unit on treaty rights and negotiations, and other matters related to government.

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CMNS 1118 Written Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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BCAP 1200 Business Computer Applications I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on computer experience and exposes the student to applications and software packages commonly used in business. A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1000 and BCAP 1200.

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ENGL 1100 Reading and Writing about Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1100 is writing-intensive introduction to the disciplines of literary studies. Students will examine three or four literary texts in their critical and scholarly contexts in regard to a single interdisciplinary topic and from the perspectives of at least three sub-disciplines of literary studies, such as narratology, historiography, psychoanalytic criticism, eco-criticism etc.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum "C-" in CMNS 1118; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or LPI exempt essay standing (LPXE 25 - determined by Registrar and Enrolment Services).

Note: Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100. Students entering other faculties at UBC or planning to transfer to other institutions should take ENGL 1127 or 1128 instead of ENGL 1100.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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BUSM 1100 Introduction to Business in Canada
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to Canada's economy, different economic systems, business ethics and social responsibility, legal fundamentals and management. The course examines organizational and human resource management concepts and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations management.

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BUSM 1115 Entrepreneurship
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

A practical course which introduces the relevant aspects of setting up a small business. These include basic accounting concepts, forms of legal ownership, basic market research, determination of marketing and personnel policies, budgeting, financing, purchasing, promotion, and pricing. Also explored are the personal characteristics of the successful entrepreneur.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 1200 Management Principles
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores the roles of managers at various organizational levels and examines how they help organizations achieve their goals. Course topics are organized around the four major functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. There will be a special emphasis on diversity and the management of multicultural workforces in a global context. Concepts relating to productivity improvement, quality management, and business ethics will be focused on throughout the course. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments involving decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical and teamwork skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1200 and 1250.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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BUSM 2200 Organizational Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students in this course examine how individual and group behaviour affects organizational goal attainment and success. Topics will include individual attributes such as attitude, personality and perception, and organizational culture and management skills such as leadership, empowerment, participation, communication, and motivation. There will be a strong international focus with an emphasis on diversity, managerial ethics, and development of Total Quality Management. Students will have practical and hands-on assignments for decision making, problem solving and case analysis to improve their analytical skills.

Students will receive credit for only one of BUSM 1321 and 2200.

Prerequisite(s): English Requirement, one of the following: a minimum 67% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 67% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 67% in BC English First Peoples 12; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a minimum "C-" in ENGL 1121; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum Level 3 on the LET; LEAP 8; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension.



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Three
university-transferable science, social science, or humanities electives (See note 1)
9

Program Option Notes:

  1. Please be sure to check course attributes to ensure courses will count towards your credential. Recommended courses are:
    • Courses with content in Canadian history and political sciences, ABST courses (not including seminar courses).
    • Computing systems or web development courses.

Students choosing the BBA Transfer option will complete specific electives that will enable them to transfer directly to third year of Langara's Bachelor of Business Administration program providing they meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements for admission to third year of the degree. ECON 1220 or ECON 1221, normally a required bridging course for entry to third year of this degree, must be completed during the third year if not previously completed.

CURRICULUM

To graduate, in addition to completing the following curriculum, students must provide recognized and official documentation to the Registrar's Office proving their ability to keyboard a corrected speed of 45 wpm. Students without 45 wpm will be provided with suggestions on how to improve their skills and how to obtain the documentation required. Students with the keyboarding skills may consult with the department regarding appropriate documentation. All students are encouraged to meet this requirement in the first year of their studies.

Students in the Library Information & Technology Program (BBA Transfer Option) must achieve a minimum grade of "C" (or an "S" in courses graded S/U) in all courses required for the program in order to remain in the Library Program and receive the Diploma in Library Information Technology.

Total Credits: 64

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 1111 Online Search and Information Handling
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to how information is organized and retrieved with particular reference to library and information resources and databases. Students gain hands-on experience and skill in standard software programs used for communication and information retrieval.

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LIBR 1118 Techniques I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Cataloguing procedures, including choice of main and added entry headings, descriptive cataloguing, and derivative cataloguing.

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LIBR 1120 Philosophy and Functions
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

History of books and libraries, as well as current trends and issues in the library world.

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BCAP 1200 Business Computer Applications I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is a comprehensive course that provides hands-on computer experience and exposes the student to applications and software packages commonly used in business. A theory-based overview of hardware, software, and computer fundamentals is included.

Students will receive credit for only one of CPSC 1000 and BCAP 1200.

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CMNS 1118 Written Communications
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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15 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 1219 Field Work I
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 11.0

Students will work a minimum of 60 hours in a selected site and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Several library tours are organized by the instructor. Students are also expected to organize one group tour in the library community. Library competencies and roles of the library technician are explored throughout the term. Workshops and guest speakers will provide students additional information about the library community. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 and 1118.

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LIBR 1228 Introduction to Technical Services and Circulation
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Technical services, including MARC, selection aids and collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, processing, circulation, serials control, government publications.

Students will receive credit for only one of LIBR 1218 (discontinued course) and 1228.

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BUSM 1100 Introduction to Business in Canada
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to Canada's economy, different economic systems, business ethics and social responsibility, legal fundamentals and management. The course examines organizational and human resource management concepts and practices, marketing, accounting, finance, and operations management.

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MARK 1115 Introduction to Marketing
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Marketing is an exciting and dynamic business discipline, which offers excellent career prospects. The course covers the roles and functions of marketing in the modern business enterprise with particular emphasis on the elements in marketing such as product planning and development, pricing, promotion and distribution. The course delivery is a series of lectures including a lot of interaction through discussion, teamwork, videos, practical exercises and case studies so you can relate the material discussed to real life business challenges.

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LIBR 2410 Children's Services
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

History, evaluation and acquisition of children's literature; library services for children; programming including puppeteering and story-telling.

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LIBR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1395 Special Topics: Creating and Managing Digital Collections
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

The key elements of managing digital collections are explored through discussion, hands-on practice, and project based activities. Topics covered include project development, selection and electronic processing of materials, copyright, description (cataloguing and metadata), electronic access and preservation.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 1495 Special Topics: Enhancing Library Web Pages with Media, Mashups and Social Software
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Participants in this course will learn simple techniques for creating and adding media (audio and video) to library websites, and for incorporating social software and Web 2.0 tools and applications into library web pages. Emphasis will be placed on creating engaging and effective library web pages for patrons and staff. Participation, collaboration, and networking with other course participants will be integral to success in this course. The final course grade will be based on self, peer, and instructor evaluation of course contributions, activities, and project website.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 or department approval.

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LIBR 2195 Special Topics: Specialized Library Resources
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An in-depth exploration of resources and services for libraries in the Business, Technology, Legal and Medical sectors.

Prerequisite(s): One of LIBR 1118, 1111, 1120, 2416, or 2328

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LIBR 2295 Special Topics: An Introduction to Records Management
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers a general overview of records management and an introduction to its theory and practice.

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LIBR 2395 Special Topics: Young Adult Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic training and familiarity with the literature, programs and services for young adults in public libraries.

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LIBR 2495 Special Topics: Supervisory Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides students with an understanding of what it means to be a supervisor and prepares them to take on supervisory roles. Problem solving, decision making, coaching, performance assessment, labour relations and interpersonal skills and knowledge will be developed through the examination of work environments in a library situation.

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LIBR 2595 Special Topics: Aboriginal Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is a survey of key resources, tools, and services used to support the specialized information needs of Aboriginal libraries, collections, and communities. Staff, working in a variety of library settings, are provided with the necessary knowledge, background, and insights for working with, providing services and building collections for our Aboriginal customers and communities. The topics surveyed include government, legal, health, and genealogical resources. For each topic, key resources and issues will be identified and explored. Also included is an important unit on treaty rights and negotiations, and other matters related to government.

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15 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses Credits
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LIBR 2328 Subject Analysis and Classification
4

Lecture Hours: 5.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Theory and practice of subject analysis, learning to apply Library of Congress, Sears, and other specialized subject headings and to apply Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification numbers to library materials.

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LIBR 2411 Library Technologies and Information Management
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Information storage organization and retrieval; and provision of library services, including bibliographic database development, www site creation, search strategy and use of online databases; current issues in electronic information service.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 2418 Techniques IV - MARC Coding & Derived Cataloguing
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Creation and manipulation of MARC (machine readable cataloguing) records for online catalogues. Identification, capture, import and modification of catalogue records from bibliographic sources online.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1118 and 2328. LIBR 2328 may be taken concurrently with LIBR 2418.

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MATH 1119 Mathematics of Business Affairs
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic mathematics of everyday business affairs including simple and compound interest, promissory notes, instalment buying, trade discounts, loans, mortgages, insurance, investments.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MATH 1118 or 1119.

Prerequisite(s): Recent successful completion of BC Math 10 is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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16 Credits

TERM FOUR

Courses Credits
All of
LIBR 2315 Media Materials
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Introduction to the handling, organization, and cataloguing of non-book materials including audio and video tape, pictures, cartographic materials, computer files etc., basic selection, operation, and maintenance of audio-visual hardware.

Prerequisite(s): Both LIBR 1118 and 2418 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval. LIBR 2418 may be taken concurrently.

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LIBR 2416 Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Reference service, including basic tools in both print and electronic form, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, indexes, etc.; interlibrary loans; dealing with reference queries and the public.

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LIBR 2419 Field Work II
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 10.0

Students will work a minimum of 120 hours at a selected site or sites and will gain practical experience working in an entry level capacity. Two to three workshops (given either in class or online) will be conducted at the beginning of term reviewing expectations for the practicum, resumes and interview skills. Graded S/U.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 2315, 2328, 2416, 2418 and 2411. LIBR 2315, 2328, and 2416 may be taken concurrently.





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FMGT 1116 Accounting for Managers
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides an overview of basic financial and management accounting principles and techniques, including the managerial use of financial statements and other financial information for decision-making purposes. Students will initially be introduced to the principles and techniques used in financial accounting. The second part of the course will explore common managerial accounting techniques such as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and decision-making.

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STAT 1123 Basic Probability and Statistics for Business
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Includes: collection, classification, analysis, and presentation of numerical data; measures of location and variability; probability; random samples and sampling distributions; estimation of parameters; testing hypotheses; regression; index numbers; time-series; decision theory. Intended primarily for students in two-year Langara Business Administration Programs.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.

Prerequisite(s): None, but a grade of "C" or higher in Principles of Mathematics 11 or Precalculus 11 (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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LIBR 2410 Children's Services
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

History, evaluation and acquisition of children's literature; library services for children; programming including puppeteering and story-telling.

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LIBR 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1295 Special Topics II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Library and Information Technology courses that may be offered from time to time by: a) Faculty who may wish to present a course in their specialty which may be of limited interest; or b) Visiting Lecturers.

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LIBR 1395 Special Topics: Creating and Managing Digital Collections
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

The key elements of managing digital collections are explored through discussion, hands-on practice, and project based activities. Topics covered include project development, selection and electronic processing of materials, copyright, description (cataloguing and metadata), electronic access and preservation.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 taken within the last 3 years, or with department approval.

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LIBR 1495 Special Topics: Enhancing Library Web Pages with Media, Mashups and Social Software
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Participants in this course will learn simple techniques for creating and adding media (audio and video) to library websites, and for incorporating social software and Web 2.0 tools and applications into library web pages. Emphasis will be placed on creating engaging and effective library web pages for patrons and staff. Participation, collaboration, and networking with other course participants will be integral to success in this course. The final course grade will be based on self, peer, and instructor evaluation of course contributions, activities, and project website.

Prerequisite(s): LIBR 1111 or department approval.

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LIBR 2195 Special Topics: Specialized Library Resources
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An in-depth exploration of resources and services for libraries in the Business, Technology, Legal and Medical sectors.

Prerequisite(s): One of LIBR 1118, 1111, 1120, 2416, or 2328

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LIBR 2295 Special Topics: An Introduction to Records Management
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers a general overview of records management and an introduction to its theory and practice.

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LIBR 2395 Special Topics: Young Adult Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

Basic training and familiarity with the literature, programs and services for young adults in public libraries.

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LIBR 2495 Special Topics: Supervisory Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course provides students with an understanding of what it means to be a supervisor and prepares them to take on supervisory roles. Problem solving, decision making, coaching, performance assessment, labour relations and interpersonal skills and knowledge will be developed through the examination of work environments in a library situation.

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LIBR 2595 Special Topics: Aboriginal Reference Resources and Services
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course is a survey of key resources, tools, and services used to support the specialized information needs of Aboriginal libraries, collections, and communities. Staff, working in a variety of library settings, are provided with the necessary knowledge, background, and insights for working with, providing services and building collections for our Aboriginal customers and communities. The topics surveyed include government, legal, health, and genealogical resources. For each topic, key resources and issues will be identified and explored. Also included is an important unit on treaty rights and negotiations, and other matters related to government.

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18 Credits