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:
What will I learn on the 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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