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history:chronologies:library_technician_programs

Library Technician Programs in Canada

by Jean Weihs

Some of the data is incomplete. Dates in parentheses following a personal name indicate that information about the person was found associated with that date. Please send any corrections or additional data to Jean Weihs (jean.weihs@rogers.com)

The information below is listed by province and includes date of establishment (and date of closing, if applicable); special aspects; method of program delivery, names and dates of heads of programs (titles vary: director, coordinator, program head, program chair, etc.)

Alberta

MacEwan University

Edmonton (originally Grant MacEwan Community College, then Grant MacEwen College).
URL: www.gmcc.ab.ca

Opened 1971
Day program with some onsite WebCT components
1971-1972
S. Subbarao
1972-1975
Marilyn Neuman
1975-1981
Ann Curry
1981-2010
Tony Fell
2010–
Norene James

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Calgary (program originally provided by Mount Royal College, Calgary, sometime before 1973). URL: www.sait.ab.ca

Opened 1967
Day program; evening courses suspended; first distance education course 1979; expect that by 2006 all courses will also be available by Internet access.
1967-1973
Martin Foss
1973-1975
Bill Manson
1975-1986
Gary MacDonald
1987-1990
Margaret Anderson
1991-1995
Mike Parkinson (Program Supervisor)
1996-2003
Mike Parkinson (Team Leader)
2000-2002
Willem Sijpheer (Coordinator)
2004-2011 2011- Mike Parkinson (Coordinator) Sandra Lee

British Columbia

Langara College

(formerly Vancouver City College and Vancouver Community College; name changed to Langara College in 1994) URL: www.langara.bc.ca

Opened 1966
One-year certificate program until 1971; two-year diploma program 1971- . Day program: full program; classroom and on-line options available.
1966-1969
Marjorie Sing
1969-1974
Virginia Chisholm
1974-1988
Joan Anastasiou
1988-1991
Marilyn Ming
1991-1995
Ann Calla
1995-1996
Ann Calla and Guy Robertson
1996-1998
Ann Calla
1998-2005Jacqueline Bradshaw
2005-2011 Carol Elder
2011-Susan Burdak

University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford (originally Fraser Valley College to 1991)
URL: www.ucfv.ca/libtech

Opened 1980
One-year program with option to take second year at Langara College 1980-1982; two-year program 1982- . 3 optional streams: Library, Records Management, Information Technology. Day program; a few courses offered both day and online. Full program online option in collaboration with Langara College.
1980-1996
Pat Sifton
1996-1997
Kim Isaac
1997-1998
Tim Atkinson
1998-1999
Kim Issac
1999-2002
Tim Atkinson
2002-2006
Jan Lashbrook Green
2007-
Christina Neigel

Manitoba

Red River Community College

Winnipeg (originally Manitoba Institute of Technology, 1962-1967; Manitoba Institute of Applied Arts, 1968-1969; Red River Community College, 1970- .
URL: www.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue?ProgramInfo.aspx?ProgCode=LIBIF-DP&RegionCode=WPG

Opened 1962
one-year Library Assistant program, 1962-1969; one-year Library Technician program, 1978-1993; two-year program, September 1993- . Day and distance education. Student intake in odd-numbered years coordinated with intake at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology where intake in even-numbered years. (Library Training Certificate is also available on completion of seven courses.)
1962-1969
Gertrude Perrin
1969-1973
Michael Angel
1973-1974Jane Davidson
1974-1978
Judi Dowall; 1977-1978 Linda Coupal
1978-1981
Nancy Bridges; Paul Nielson
1982-1989
Margaret Ann Fowler; 1981-1985 Ganga Dakshinamirta; 1987-88 Bonita Cobb
1989-1990
Diana Guinn; Tamara Opar
1991-1993
Paula Noyes (1991-Position of coordinator discontinued); Tamara Opar
1990-2007Instructor: Jo Ann Brewster; 1990- Paula Noyes
1993-2005 2005- 2007-2010 2010- Instructor: Patricia Routledge Instructor: Brian Rountree Instructor: Sherri Volkey Instructor: Tabitha Ann Nordby

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Community College

Halifax (program originally at the Kingstec Community College in Kentville (1985-1992); additional program at NSCC (1992-1993); in 1994 Kingstec became part of NSCC as the Kingstec Campus; Kingstec program moved to Halifax and amalgamated with NSCC program in 2001). Since 2004 Memorial University in Saint John's, Newfoundland, has had a Memorandum of Agreement with NSCC that allows Memorial students to get certain credits transferred to NSCC for credit towards a diploma. URL: www.nscc.ns.ca

Opened 1985
Day program and distance education, Internet
1985-1996
Laura Draper (Kingstec)
1992-1998
Carol Compton-Smith (NSCC)
1996-2001
Harvey Ratchford (Kingstec)
1998-2001
Marlene Mortimore (NSCC)
2001-2004
Marlene Mortimore and Harvey Ratchford
2004-
Harvey Ratchford, Joanne Doucet, and Joanne Hodder

Ontario

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Ottawa. URL: www.algonquincollege.com
Originally opened 1967, discontinued 1968, reopened 1970; bilingual program until 1989 when French-language program transferred to La Cité. Day and continuing education

1967-1968
Jim Feeley
1970-1971
Maureen McCormack Brown
1971-1980
Peggy Scott White (English Section)
1980-1986
Jean Painter
1986-1987
Annette Bouvier
1987-1998
Jean Painter
1998-2006
Janet Jacobsen
2006 2009 2009- Mac Nason Helena Merriam
1971-1989 André Houde (French Section called Bibliothèquenique)

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Sudbury
Opened 1967, closed 1980; final graduation 1982. Courses offered through continuing education to mid-1970s, then one course offered in day program in addition to continuing education (information incomplete)

1967-1968
K. V. Perry
1968-1970
Ruby Lee Collins
1970-1972
Maryanne Buchowski
1972-1973
George Tompkins
1973-1974
Maryanne Buchowski
1974-1977
Dick Pentney
1978-1982
Adolphe Amadi

La Cité collègiale

Ottawa
Opened 1989 (transferred from Algonquin CAAT), closed 1999; French language program; day, evening

1989-1991
Andre Houde
1991-1999
Joanne Cournoyer

Durham College

Oshawa

Opened 2013; daytime only.

URL http://www.durhamcollege.ca/programs/library-and-information-technician

2013-
Susan Pratt

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

London
Opened 1970, closed 2000; last enrolment 1998. Closed because college did not support programs with small enrolments that needed technological upgrades. Day and occasional evening and correspondence courses.

1970-1977
Clifford Weaver
1977-1993
Shirley Edgar
1994-2000
Marie Wiley

Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology

Barrie
Opened 1983, closed 1999. Part-time evening and Saturdays. Managed by a group of three – a Part time Studies Manager, an advisory committee chairperson, and the Learning Resource Centre Library Director.

Part time Studies Program Managers:
1983-1984
Laurie Jones
1984-1987
Lynne Stevenson
1988-1994
Janet Arnett
1994-1996
Lesley Gordon
1997-1998
Carol Greenwood
1998-1999
Rosemary Gardner
Advisory Chairs:
1984?-1993Janet Isles
1993-1994Dianne Auguston
1994-1998Katherine Wallis
1998-1999Joanne Comper
Learning Resource Centre Directors:
1984-1989Phil Hull
1990-1996Michele Beaudoin
1997-1999 Jennifer Varcoe

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay
Opened 1966, closed 2002. B.A. program in Library and Information Studies 1988-1990 (four students allowed to continue and graduate 1991).

1966-1972
Dan Sudar
1972-1986
Fred McIntosh
1986-1987
Leonora Aedy
1987-2002
Margaret McLean

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology

Hamilton
Opened 1975; extension program only; gradual move to Internet-delivered program begun in 1994; in-class courses ended 1999; Internet-delivered only program.
URL :htt://disted.mohawkcollege.ca/library

1975-1982
Wendy (Moriarity) Newman
1982-1983
Harry Campbell
1983-2000
Lois Wall
2000-
Dolores Harms Penner

Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology

Welland
Opened 1967, closed 1988; information about the program unavailable

1967-1988
Robert Bowman

Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

Toronto
Opened 1967, closed 1983 when Ryerson became a university (students given five years to complete their studies through continuing education). Two-year program; day and part-time; one year special fast track for those with a BA option

1967-1973
Muriel Morgan
1974-1980
Dean Tudor
1980-1983
Ian Dutton

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology

Windsor
Opened 1967; 1967-1969 one-year programme; 1969-1976 two-year program; closed 1976

1967-1974
Eleanor Haddow
1974-1976
Dev Bala Tuti

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Toronto
Opened 1967; two-year program; day and continuing education; accelerated day program option.
URL: www.senecac.on.ca

1967-1968
Alexis Jamieson
1968-1986
Jean Weihs
1986-2003
Frances Davidson-Arnott
2003-
Deborah Kay

Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology

Oakville
Opened 1970, day and continuing education; Health Science option 1974-1981; Information Technology Certificate (continuing education) 1985-1992; Mississauga Library Skills certificate 1986-1988; Online Distance Education 1996-2000; program closed 2000

1970-1974
Hal Mowat
1974-1983
Geraldine Hughes
1983-2000
Marion Wilburn

Quebec

Cégep de Jonquière

Jonquière
Opened 1966; ceased admissions 2003, program closed 2005.

1966-1971
Léonard Nadeau
1971-1977
Roland Aubut
1977-1980
Bernard Charbonneau
1980-1983
Louise Gagnon-Arguin
1983-1985
Guy Mongrain
1985-1988
Roland Aubut
1988-1991
Guy Mongrain
1991-1994
Louise Lapointe
1994-1996Guy Mongrain
1996-1998Suzanne Bourgault
1998-1999Guy Mongrain
1999-2001Francine Chagnon
2001-2003Suzanne Bourgault
2003-2005 Louise Lapointe

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Rouyn (name originally Collège du Nord-Ouest)
Opened 1966; closed ?; Information incomplete

1966-1985?
Fleurette Cotnoir
1986-1987
Louise Lanouette
1988-1995?
Françoise Gagnon

Cégep de l'Outaouais

Hull
Opened 1969; information incomplete.
URL: www.cegepoutaouais.qc.ca

1969-?
Louise Blanchet
1974-?
Roger Corneau
1986-1987
Danielle Thibault
1988-1990
Marthe Francoer
1992-1993
Roger Corneau
1994-1995
Isabelle Lesage
1995-1999
Roger Corneau
2003- 2005 2005-2007 2007-2011 2011- Danielle Thibault Clarisse Bélanger-Gill Sylvie C. Morin Lucie Pagé

Cégep de Maisonneuve

Montreal
Opened 1968; day program; evening courses discontinued 2001. Information incomplete.
URL: www.tdo.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca

1968-?
Michel St. Pierre
1986-1987
Ginette Allard
1988-1989
Michel St. Pierre
1990-1995
Ginette Allard
1996-1997
Pierre Manseau & Michel Saint-Pierre
1997-2000
Katy Simard
1999- 2003 2003-2007 2007-2010 2010- Nicole René Ginette Allard Guy Champagne Luce Anne Courchesne

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières
Opened 1968.
URL: www.cegeptr.qc.ca

1968-1983
Roland Girard
1983-1990
Clémence Vaudrin
1990-1993
Yves Ducasse
1993-1994
Denise Blanchard
1994-1995
Nicole Malo
1995-2000
André Thibault
2000-2001
Richard Loranger
2001-2005
Clémence Vaudrin

Cégep François-Xavier-Garneau

Quebec
Opened 1971.
URL: www.cegep-fxg.qc.ca

1971-1973
Renée Girard
1973-1974
Louise Savard
1974-1977
Robert Chiasson
1977-1978
Nebel Gernot and Louise Savard
1978-1979
Denis Boily and Lise Roy
1979-1980
Lise Roy
1980-1982
Louise Savard
1982-1984
Robert Chiasson
1984-1985Lise Roy
1986-1987Nebel Gernot and Denis Boily
1987-1989Lise Roy
1989-1991Robert Chiasson
1991-1994Lise Roy
1994-1998Dominique Trottier
1998-2002Lise Roy
2002-2003Julie Gauthier
2003-2004 2006-2009 2009- Aline Néron Mario Groupil Dominique Trottier

Cégep Lionel-Groulx

Terrebonne
Opened 1969; Information incomplete.
URL: www.clg.qc.ca

1969-?
Françoise Jobin-Brulé
1985-1987
Jacques Paradis
1989-1990
Lise Calvé
1992-1996
Danielle Daoust
1998-2000
Jacques Paradis
2001-
Jean-Pierre Chabot

Champlain Regional College

Lennoxville
Opened 1972; closed 1977; English-language program

1972-1977
Gregory Rickerby

Concordia University

Montreal (originally Loyola College and Sir George Williams University)
Opened 1971; admission to the program was suspended January 1, 1997; students were given five years to complete their requirements. Reduced provincial government funding caused Concordia to close small programs.

1971-1976
Melba Wilson
1976-1986
Ann Galler
1986-1989
Joanne Locke
1989-1998
Marlene Giguère

John Abbott College

Ste. Anne de Bellevue
Opened 1972; English-language three-year program; two-year option for students with college diplomas or university degrees
URL: www.johnabbott.qc.ca

1972 (2 weeks)
Karen Gay
1972-1999
Rabab Naqvi
2000 -
Christine Jacobs

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon (previous names: Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1968-1974); Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1974-1988); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (1988-1992); Kelsey Institute, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (1992-1997).
URL: www.siast.sk.ca
Opened 1969; one-year programme 1969-1994; two-year program 1994- . Day, continuing education, distance education, Internet. Bridging Program offered 1994-1999 for one-year graduates to update to diploma.

1969-1975
Barbara Zimmer
1975-1984
Alice Hegel
1984-
Marjorie Kennedy
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