Congratulations to Glyndŵr University who have recently been accredited by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) for their Library and Information Practice Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) Library and Information Management.
The university had initially been asked to create the Foundation Degree by the Welsh Government in a bid to train librarians so that they could “embrace the digital age”. Paul Jeorrett, Head of Library and Student Services, was thrilled at the results and said the course itself had grown with the University being both responsive and innovative to meet the needs of employers. “The fact we’re the first to be accredited by CILIP under their new professional framework and having been given a glowing report for the way we assess and deliver our courses is a big selling point for us. “This takes us to the next level, especially as we’re the first in the world to have achieved this new style accreditation– it means we’re now leading the way, especially in Wales.”
And it was double delight for programme leader Denise Oram when the first cohort of students on the subject’s inaugural BSc graduated with a staggering nine first class and two upper second degrees.
Further information about the courses can be found here: http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/LibraryandInformationManagement/
(Story via Glyndwr University)