Library studies

The School of Information Studies has offered courses in library studies for more than a century, making it the oldest school in Canada offering library education. The area of library studies remains an important component of the MISt program. Library studies courses relate to the identification, organization, preservation, retrieval, and dissemination of library and information resources in all formats. Among the following courses, GLIS 608 - Classification & Cataloguing and GLIS 615 - Reference&Information Services provide the foundations for cataloguing and reference services.

Suggested courses

  • GLIS 608 Classification & Cataloguing 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 615 Reference&Information Services 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 612 History of Books & Printing 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 613 Library and Archival History 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 614 Public Libraries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 636 Government Information 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 637 Sci. & Technical Information 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 638 Business Information 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 644 Descriptive Bibliography 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 650 Digital Libraries 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 651 Humanities&Social Science Info 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 656 Abstracting & Indexing 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 671 Health Sciences Information 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 672 Law Information 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 673 Bioinformatics Resources 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • GLIS 679 Information Literacy 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Careers in Library Studies

Practice settings

Librarians work in many settings, from academic institutions and public environments to the private sector.

Primary responsibilities

Librarians mediate access to the vast amount of available information in order to respond to the needs of their clients or users. Responsibilities comprise the management (identification, retrieval, organization, and dissemination) of information in all formats (electronic/digital, audio/video, print). Specific job responsibilities include organizing resources through cataloguing and classification processes, conducting reference interviews, and offering training sessions.

Examples of job titles

  • Academic librarian
  • Business information specialist
  • Cataloguer
  • Health sciences librarian
  • Indexer/abstracter
  • Information architects
  • Law librarian
  • Public librarian
  • Special librarian
  • Youth services public librarians

 

Potential employers

  • Universities
  • Municipal libraries
  • School boards
  • Government agencies (e.g., Business Development Bank of Canada, National Film Board of Canada, Library and Archives Canada)
  • Government departments (e.g., Fisheries and Ocean Canada, Justice Canada)
  • The business sector (e.g., Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Alcan, SNC Lavalin, KPMG)
  • ...and more!

 

 

 

 

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