Library and Information Studies Level 3

Course code: ABC950

Develop your skills in library and information studies with an award-winning home learning provider. Studying couldn’t be easier!

  • Explore the changing roles of libraries and information services in society
  • Recognise and explain the process of effective communication
  • Identify and discuss a range of information sources related to user needs
  • Understand the importance of information literacy
  • Develop an understanding of the theories of information seeking behaviour
  • Use strategies to promote a particular collection or service in order to maximise usage
Course overview

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, by post, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Library and Information Studies Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content
  • Methods of communications between people
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Technology and communication
  • Formal and informal sources of information
  • Roles and uses of bibliographical sources
  • Internet-based resources
  • Information sources in the electronic age
  • Historical role of libraries in the UK
  • Library services
  • Impact of technology
  • Information rich and information poor
  • Learning context
  • Information overload
  • Information seeking behaviours
  • Opportunities
  • Developing users
  • Methods and strategies
  • Creating an environment conductive to reader development
  • Actual and potential barriers to user development
  • Promoting a new potential collection or service
  • Key audiences
  • Marketing and promotional strategies
Extra info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You will have a full year from enrolment to complete this course. This is enough time to study at your own pace.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post or via email, you decide! You will also get tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

To enrol onto this course we do ask students to have a working knowledge of libraries, preferably with some experience as a library or information assistant. You will also need general ICT experience and the ability to search for information using a variety of sources.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • * Student study planner
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Library and Information Studies Level 3. 

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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