Program Learning Outcomes - 800

Program learning outcomes outline what Mohawk's graduates need to know and be able to do after they complete this program.

Initially, most program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators. Now, they are reviewed and updated during program review, in consultation with employers, graduates, and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop collections and acquire book and non-book materials using manual and automated procedures for bibliographic verification, vendor selection, order production, and fund management.
  2. Derive, edit and/or create catalogue or metadata records using internationally accepted rules or standards including AACR2, RDA, MESH, LCSH, LCC and DDC using MARC coding in bibliographic utilities, and computer-based systems.
  3. Adopt best practices and professional accountabilities in different types of libraries and information services.
  4. Conduct reference interviews, analyze information requests in a variety of topic areas, provide instructional assistance, conduct searches using print sources, commercial databases and online resources, and deliver excellent client service.
  5. Maintain serials control, circulation systems and interlibrary loans in manual, electronic, and web-based environments.
  6. Develop and prepare promotional materials, library programming, bibliographies, finding tools and reports using word processing and publishing programs.
  7. Develop databases and indexes, use integrated library systems and create web sites using current standards and technology.
  8. Recognize, identify and demonstrate ability to work in an archive, records management or information management setting and consider different needs of archival patrons and records or information management clients.
  9. Examine theories and practice of library management and supervision and budget preparation.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

Find out more about Essential Employability Skills here.