ERIC Number: ED307883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Curriculum Plan for a Diploma Programme in Library/Information Studies To Be Offered by the University of the South Pacific Library.
Bard, Therese Bissen
This curriculum plan for the Diploma Programme in Library/Information Studies at the University of the South Pacific was designed to meet the needs of undergraduate library/information education in the South Pacific region. The program is presented through distance education to students in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Takelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa. The curriculum is based on the functional approach to library/information education and consists of nine courses. Five core courses are required: Introduction to Library/Information Studies; Building the Library/Information Centre Collection; Organising Library Information Centre Resources; Library/Information Services; and Management of the Library/Information Centre. In addition, students are required to complete one course which examines a particular type of library/information center--school, public, academic, or special. Students are also required to complete four academic courses at the 100- and 200-level which have been approved by the program administrator. Integrity and cohesiveness for the curriculum are attained through spiral sequencing of subject content. An outline of course content for each of the nine courses, with statements of objectives and suggestions for instructional methods, are included. Lists of suggested additional readings are also provided. (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: University of the South Pacific, Suva (Fiji).