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CDG Wales Managing Your Career Developing And Delivering A Foundation Degree In Library And Information Practice


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CDG Wales Managing Your Career Developing And Delivering A Foundation Degree In Library And Information Practice

  1. 1. Developing and delivering a Foundation Degree in Library and Information Practice Nicola Watkinson Glyndŵr University Library Team
  2. 2. The germ of an idea <ul><li>Our own graduates </li></ul><ul><li>Work placements </li></ul><ul><li>The future of the profession </li></ul><ul><li>CILIP Framework of Qualifications </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Glyndŵr University? <ul><li>Political encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation degree pioneers </li></ul><ul><li>University support </li></ul><ul><li>Local/regional support </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are our potential students / current students? Working in LIS for a while Might have achieved NVQ or ICTL Looking to enhance existing skills Want to be part of the profession Want to develop new skills Not sure about the next step… From Wales, UK or International
  5. 5. Money speaks louder than words <ul><li>CyMAL Libraries for Life Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><li>Student bursaries </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy support </li></ul>
  6. 6. How the course has been developed <ul><li>Employer engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Academic enthusiasm and leadership from Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Support from CILIP </li></ul><ul><li>Support from MLA and CyMAL </li></ul><ul><li>Potential students </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery model </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 combined with traditional skills </li></ul>9
  7. 7. What to expect from the course <ul><li>Two years part-time </li></ul><ul><li>4 x 1 week block per calendar year </li></ul><ul><li>4 themes with 2 modules per theme </li></ul><ul><li>Support – VLE with reflective blog and wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Work based assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Year 1 modules: <ul><li>Information as a core product </li></ul><ul><li>Design and delivery of library and information services </li></ul><ul><li>Customer relationship management </li></ul><ul><li>Information and knowledge management (cat and class!) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Year 2 modules: <ul><li>Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia information systems and digital libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library events management and training </li></ul><ul><li>Key management skills for the library and information professional </li></ul>
  10. 10. The big day <ul><li>12 on course </li></ul><ul><li>Good mixture – sectors and geographically </li></ul>January 18, 2010
  11. 11. What our students say: <ul><li>“ this course has given me answers to questions, that I didn’t know that I needed to ask, in order to do my job effectively” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was thrilled with the chance to work within Web 2.0 technologies...the sessions have been varied in their approach so I was kept interested” </li></ul><ul><li>“ the chance to mix with other staff from a wide variety of library / information settings has been valuable” </li></ul>January 18, 2010
  12. 12. Questions and further information <ul><li>Tel: 01978 293439 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Jeorrett </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01978 293250 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Nicola Watkinson </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01978 293338 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>