Continuing education for library technicians


A few months ago I mentioned the continuing studies program at University College of the Fraser Valley. The first course, Emergent Library Technologies, has started, and they have added a second – Leadership for Library Technicians. Both courses are available online, so you can’t use the excuse that you don’t live in B.C.!

It’s very important to stay on top of new developments both in the library field, and the subject area of the library you work in. For more condensed learning opportunities, there are professional association conferences. With UFV’s initiative, however, it’s nice to know that there are more in-depth learning opportunities available as well.

~ Karen


2 Responses to “Continuing education for library technicians”

  1. I checked the university of the fraservalley website and it says in regards to the post diploma certificate that there is a residency requirement for at least three of the five courses in the program. But you can complete two courses in your current location.

    • 2 Karen

      I think you’re misreading that. All the courses are offered online. The residency requirement refers to UFV, not the physical location. So if another institution offered a post-diploma certificate, you could take up to two of them there, and then three at UFV and still get your certificiate from UFV. But check with them first to confirm.

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