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Library Science Diploma Course

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Library Science Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

A very important field that is much broader than many may realise, library science is both a discipline and the study of information and how professionals organise it.

From this course, you’ll gain a greater understanding of library science, collection management, cataloguing and archiving, how digital technologies have been utilised within library science, the different types of libraries and their purposes, and the importance of libraries and the librarian profession.

Gain an overview of the basic disciplines and scope of library science before journeying through the subject’s origins, history and evolution.

Venture deeper into the theory and practice of library science; looking at the importance of knowledge collation and organisation, and the correct way to catalogue and archive materials.

We’ll learn about libraries’ utilisation of digital technologies within their services, the books that are prohibited from leaving the library, the topics of teaching literacy and research, and the policies surrounding the protection and regulation of information.

The Library Science Diploma Course explores the purpose of public, primary school and academic libraries and the material preservation activities undertaken within archival and special collections libraries.

Finally, we’ll take a look at why libraries and librarians are so important and become familiar with the philosophy of information.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of library science and its evolution
  • Learn about collection management, cataloguing and archiving
  • Understand how library science uses digital technologies 
  • Discover the different types of library
  • Understand the importance of libraries and the librarian profession
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Overview of Library Science
  • Part 2: Library and Information Science
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Early Origins
  • Part 2: The 19th Century
  • Part 3: The 20th Century
  • Part 4: Present Day
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Acquiring, Curating and Maintaining Materials
  • Part 2: Knowledge Organisation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Archival Science
  • Part 2: The Basics of Records Management
  • Part 3: The Importance of Record Keeping
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Resource Management in the Digital Age
  • Part 2: What is Information Architecture?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Books That Cannot Leave the Library
  • Part 2: Teaching Literacy and Research
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Organisation of Materials
  • Part 2: Protection and Regulation of Information
  • Part 3: Physical Vs Digital Form
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Public Libraries
  • Part 2: Other Libraries
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Libraries and Preservation
  • Part 2: Government and Military Operated Libraries
  • Part 3: Specialised Libraries
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Supporting Library Science
  • Part 2: Philosophy of Information
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Information has long been important, with libraries being the collators and providers of knowledge. Even in the modern age, in which the internet and digital devices make access to information easier than ever, libraries still have an incredibly important role to play in education.

The Library Science Diploma Course is perfect for anyone considering a career as a librarian or information professional. It can also be taken if you are interested in the work of libraries and how information is collated and catalogued.

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Accreditations

The Library Science Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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