This is Québec’s only English-language program in the field. Information and Library Technologies offers hands-on experience in information management, including specialized records management, archives and library-related courses. The focus is on information storage, information management software and advanced research techniques. Transferable skills such as communication strategies and analytical skills are highlighted.
Two-year intensive option
Students who already have a DEC (or all of their general education requirements) may complete the program in two years. The workload is very heavy in this case and applicants should discuss workload issues with the Chairperson either before applying or upon registration.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE ILT PROGRAM
The ILT program is offered as both a regular three-year program and as a two-year intensive program. It integrates a personalized approach to scheduling and learning, supported with small classes, a dedicated computer classroom and a drop-in learning centre/lab. Students complete two fieldwork placements.
Picture taken April 2017
Courtesy of André Garneau
THE PROGRAM EMPHASIZES:
- basic information management procedures
- research skills
- analytical skills
- computer and communication skills
Students in Information and Library Technologies acquire hands-on experience using the latest in office softwares, including Word, Excel and Windows.
In additon, students become proficient using specialized information management software such as Access, Cindex and MARC Magician.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…
- You are naturally curious.
- You possess good people skills.
- You are versatile and adaptable.
- You are meticulous and comfortable with detail.
- You like creating order.
- You are comfortable with technological change.
You can submit your job stage/internship offers for this program through the following link: click here
For complete list of courses, please view the Course Calendar.
What Will You Learn
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Since all courses in the ILT program are required, students graduate with a range of skills that gives them great flexibility in finding employment. Courses in the program fall into the following types:
Knowledge & skills applicable to a range of information management settings:
• Automation & Documentation I & II (Word, Windows, Excel)
• Communication & Teamwork
• Computerization & Documentation (Access, Integrated library systems)
• Document formatting (document layout, html, advanced PowerPoint)
• Documents & Their Producers (publishing industry; government documents)
• Indexing & Abstracting
• Information Sources & Services I-IV (research techniques)
• Principles of Classification (knowledge organization)
• Profession of Documentation (introduction to the range of professions)
• Public Relations
Library and documentation centre services:
- Acquisitions (purchasing processes)
- Cataloguing I & II
- Collection Development
- Dewey Decimal Classification
- Document Centre (management of specialized libraries)
- Library of Congress Classification
- Subject headings
- Working Environment II (fieldwork placement of 105 hrs)
Records management and archives services:
- Introduction to Records Management & Archives
- Records management
- Working Environment I (fieldwork placement of 105 hrs)
WHERE ILT CAN TAKE YOU
Employment opportunities are varied; some involve working directly with the public, others are more technically oriented. Organizations such as web companies, corporate archives and document centres, schools, government departments, public libraries, and hospitals, amongst many, are delighted to hire versatile, highly-trained individuals able to manage the information that these organizations depend upon and to use the variety of software required. Graduates who choose to pursue a university education have the pre-requisites for a general arts degree. This is a broad career path with many options upon graduation. Mature students find that their previous education and experience are advantages in the job market.
WE’RE CONNECTED WITH EMPLOYERS!
Every year we organize 30-40 fieldwork placements with businesses, libraries, hospitals, archives, etc. Two fieldwork placements allow you to integrate the skills you have learned, to make professional contacts in your future field(s), and to make more informed choices about the types of jobs in which you might be interested. In addition, the feedback from fieldwork supervisors is very important in keeping the curriculum up to date. Among our fieldwork placements in the past few years:
- McGill University Archives
- Canadian Centre for Architecture
- Pointe-Claire Public Library
- National Film Board of Canada
- PwC Management Services LP
- GE Capital
- Forensic Technology
- English Montreal School Board
- West Island Health & Social Service Centre
- MUHC Art & Heritage Centre
We also have a fieldwork partnership with the Canadian Security & Intelligence Agency (CSIS) for which students may apply.
The program’s Advisory Board consists of practitioners from a variety of settings, as well as the director of the McGill School of Information Studies. Their help is invaluable in keeping the program abreast of changes and trends in the various sectors.
Getting a Job
There is no guarantee of jobs, of course, but the program includes practice in developing resumés, and organizes mock interview days during which real employers donate their time to interview you and give feedback on your job hunting skills; we also maintain a job posting site. This is all in addition to the help available through the College Employment Centre. Most students who are job hunting find positions within 6 months of graduation; salaries vary considerably by type of employer and level of experience. Among jobs posted in 2016 were:
Union des municipalités du Québec – UMQ (Préposé aux prêts – direction de la bibliothèque)
Temps partiel, Permanent
$21.30 – $27.12 / hr
McGill University (Document Technician)
Full time / Permanent
$24.75 – $33.89 hr.
Concordia University Library (Assistant – Collection Development project)
$27.36 – 32.32 hr.
Aimcroit (Technicien(ne) en bibliothèque)
Parc Olympique (Technicien(ne) en archivistique)
$17.94 – $26.90 hr.
Commission scolaire de Laval- CSDL – (Technicien(ne) en documentation)
Contrat, temps plein / temps partial
$18.86 – 28.01 hr.
McGill University (Library Supervisor)
Full time : $41, 200 – $51,500 / yr.
Bedard Resource (Technicien(ne) en documentation)
Temps plein / temporaire avec possibilité de permanence
$35,000 – $40,000 / yr.
L’institut Canadien de Québec (coordinatrice ou coordinateur de bibliothèque, technicien(ne) en documentation)
$46,034 – $70, 869 / yr
Télé Université (technicien(ne) en documentation)
Full time / temporary
$21.11 – 35.26 hr.
Conservatoire de Musique et d’art dramatique de Québec
28 hr /semaine
433,300 – $49,602 / yr.
SNC Lavalin (Spécialiste de la gestion documentaire)
Salaire à discuter
Algorithme Pharma Laval (technicien(ne) en documentation)
Salaire à discuter
La Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (Technicien(ne) en documentation)
Full time / temporary – until January 2018
$48,000 – $58,000 / yr.
Other Organizations (no salary info)
L’École de technologie supérieure
Jewish General Hospital Libraries
École nationale de cirque
Société de gestion de la banque de titre de langue français
Ville de Dollard-des-Ormeaux
Ville de Rosemère
Ville de Pointe Claire
Ville de Laval
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.
OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics.
OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.
No specific prerequisites is required for this program.
HOW DO I APPLY:
John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.
Program start: Fall
- Complete the online application at admission.sram.qc.ca
- Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 393.A0
- If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.
Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.
514-457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
INFORMATION AND LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES