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Library and Information Studies Level 3

Course Code: ABC950
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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

This course enables you to:

  • 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

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.

Join over 60,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Effective Communication
    • Methods of communications between people
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Technology and effecting communication
    Unit 2: Sources of Information
    • Formal and informal sources of information
    • Roles and uses of bibliographical sources
    • Internet-based resources
    • Information sources changes that are used in the electronic age
    Unit 3: The Changing Role of Libraries in an “information society”
    • Historical role of libraries in the UK
    • Library services
    • Impact of technology
    • Information rich and information poor
  • Unit 4:  Information Literacy
    • Information literacy
    • Learning context
    • Information overload
    • Information seeking behaviours
    Unit 5: User Development
    • Opportunities
    • Developing users
    • Methods and strategies
    • Creating an environment conductive to reader development
    • Actual and potential barriers to user development
    Unit 6: Promoting a Collection or Service
    • Promoting a new potential collection or service
    • Key audiences
    • Marketing and promotional strategies

Other Information

  • 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. 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

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.  Also you will need general ICT experience and the ability to search for information using a variety of sources.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

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.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Library and Information Studies Level 3 Certificate. 

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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