LIT400 - Professional Issues In Libraries
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Professional Issues In Libraries
This subject completes the Library and Information Technician Program by concentrating on the library profession that prospective technicians are about to enter. Library associations, professional development and library issues are examined in detail. The education and employment of library technicians is reviewed and issues concerning library technicians are discussed. Preparation for job hunting upon graduation is completed.
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Library and Information Technician Diploma Program offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training and the School of Legal and Public Administration.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Discuss library technicians in the context of the library profession.
2. Describe the activities of library associations.
3. Use resources to continue learning for library-related work.
4. Describe principles of libraries and their embodiments in libraries' policies and activities.
5. Prepare materials that will be used in a job search for employment in libraries and in the information industry.
6. Participate fully as a member of the library profession.
7. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at email@example.com.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.