Certificate in Librarianship

Offered by:  School of Information Management


Sandra Toze
Suite 4010, Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave


The Librarianship Certificate will recognize the particular knowledge, behaviours, skills, competencies and attitudes considered critical to success within the Library sector. The Librarianship Certificate aims to help students explore the theories, principles, and practices of modern librarianship. The foundations of modern librarianship rest on essential core values that reflect the history and ongoing developments in the practice. This certificate will prepare students with the application of standards, and bibliographic classification systems, while examining trends and future directions of relevant theories of learning and a consideration of how these approaches may be effectively managed for to engage communities. This certificate is reflective of a range of library settings including academic libraries, public libraries and special libraries.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

MI certificates are limited to students enrolled in the Master of Information (MI) program at Dalhousie University. Each of our certificates requires completion of three Elective Courses (9 Credits). During their degree, MI students can choose to complete up to two Certificates. If an elective course is included in one Certificate, it cannot be counted towards another. The electives within the Certificates will count toward both the Certificate and the Degree.

Certificate Requirements:

In order to satisfy the requirements of this certificate, students must complete 3 of the following options:

  • INFO 6330.03 Cataloguing and Classification
  • INFO 6500.03 Community-Led Services
  • INFO 6560.03 Information Resources Management
  • INFO 6320.03 Legal Literature and Librarianship or INFO 6810.03 Managing Information Literacy Instruction

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of a concurrent degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program. Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.