Library Information Technician Certificate

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Description

 

This programme consists of 1-year part-time study on a day-release basis*; and is designed to help develop a broad understanding of the changing roles of information para-professionals. It aims to provide a broad introduction on all aspects of library and information work. Students are prepare for careers in libraries, information centres, research agencies and information bureaus.

Objectives

 

The programmes is designed to:

  1. Provide an introduction to practices, roles, purposes and functions of libraries/information centres.
  2. Heighten students’ awareness of the importance of the library to personal and national development.
  3. Familiarise students with the complex nature of information technologies, how to use them and how to instruct others in their use.
  4. Assist students in acquiring core skills and techniques of librarianship and specific knowledge of information resources and tools to solve information problems.

 

Admission Requirements

 

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are:

  • Four (4) passes at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Four (4) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.


Special consideration can be given to mature persons 25 years and over, having a minimum of 5 years continuous service in an organised library.

Schedule


*Students are required to attend classes from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm one day per week.

 

Graduation Requirements


Students are required to pass all courses in the programme.

Practical Exposure


Students without work experience in libraries will be expected to complete a fieldwork attachment during the summer.