Fifth birthday of a new approach to LIS education in North Wales

The foundation degree in Library and Information Practice at Glyndŵr University is nearly four years old and has now seen two cohorts of students successfully graduate, twenty one new professionals altogether. The course grew from a seed of an idea in 2008 to bring a fresh approach to professional training for the library and information sector. In the FDSc Library and Information Practice we have always emphasised the importance of the need for new professionals to be flexible, adaptable individuals who can manage change innovatively, imaginatively and proactively, recognising new opportunities and grasping new challenges. The course team includes practicing professionals and academics from computing and IT to blend practical library skills with the demands of an increasingly changing technological world. To add variety and to ensure currency one of the strengths of the course are the regular visits to a range of libraries across the sectors and guest lecturers who bring a wealth of experience from all aspects of library services. The course is closely mapped to CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base and as such we hope to be one of the first to succeed in getting professional accreditation under the new framework.

Please read the full FDSc press release for more: FDSc Press Release

Both courses are recruiting for September 2013 so if you or any of your staff  want to be part of this exciting new way to train LIS professionals please get in touch either with Paul Jeorrett p.jeorrett@glyndwr.ac.uk or Nicola Watkinson nicolaw@glyndwr.ac.uk

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