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Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information Management

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  • Objectives
    This course aims to: * develop a vision together with the knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which the librarian or information manager fulfils the role of meeting the needs of users in the 21st century; * contribute to the development of independent and lifelong learners; * allow its participants to enhance the management of traditional and electronic resources; * raise the professional status of all library staff; * create opportunities to progress to further higher level studies. * develop skills required to support a knowledge-based economy
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information Management
  • Course description
    The Certificate is awarded to those who satisfactorily complete two 30 point credit modules of study, namely;

    The Library in its environment

    Improving Library Practice

    This course is designed for library staff in the public and private sectors, in education including schools, colleges or universities and in specialist libraries or information units.

    It builds on the success of the Post Graduate Certificate in School Library Management, which received the Seal of Recognition from the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Discussions are taking place with CILIP for the new course to receive accreditation.

    Successful completion of the course is an end in itself but also provides access to a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters qualification.

    Duration and Mode of Attendance

    This part-time course starts in January 2008 and takes 12 months; it is delivered face-to-face, by video-conferencing and partly online at one or more of the University of Ulster campuses, in Jordanstown, Magee and Coleraine. All students are expected to have daily access to a computer and be familiar with word-processing, the Internet and be users of email

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