The course equips students with the professional skills and theoretical understanding essential to modern librarianship and information-service delivery.
You will develop the in-depth knowledge of library and information services essential in a profession revitalised by the digital transition of recent years, and high-level skills in the organisation, management and retrieval of information using modern tools.
You will gain an advanced understanding of the principles of information science and how these inform the design, implementation and evaluation of library and information services. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the role of the information professional against the wider context of the legal, ethical and social responsibilities that such work increasingly entails.
The course will develop your ability to analyse information critically and to undertake independent research and evaluation projects. You will also gain valuable skills in information technology, teamwork and communication. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.
You will gain:
* a critical understanding of the principles of librarianship and information service delivery
* highly developed skills in information organisation and retrieval
* a critical awareness of library and information services operations
* skills in understanding and evaluating developments in IT for library and information service delivery
* advanced level skills in undertaking independent research and evaluation projects.
Why study this course at City University London?
* a central London location, with access to many leading libraries and cultural centres;
* innovative e-learning environment (CitySpace) complementing face-to-face teaching, and allowing flexible learning ;
* participation of eminent practitioner lecturers;
* teaching staff with an international reputation for teaching, research and consultancy;
* a modern and well-equipped main University Library at Northampton Square occupying the top five floors of the building, and providing students with an extensive range of online resources, many of which are accessible from off-site. Library Information Services also supplement their own collections through the national inter-library loan network and access is available to a number of other academic and specialist libraries.