Certificate in Basic Skills in Library / Information Studies
USP Library and School of Education
About the Programme
The University of the South Pacific Library (Training Section) with USP Distance & Flexibile Learning Support Centre (DFL) offers courses in basic skills in library/information studies.
The courses are at vocational level and are in distance education mode only.
The courses are directed at library staff in Pacific libraries who:
- have no formal library training, and
- who have not yet attained the prerequisite to undertake the Diploma in Library/Information Studies currently offered by USP.
To be eligible to enter into the Certificate programme, a student will need
- Sixth form (or equivalent) with a pass in English, or
- Admission with standing (i.e. Mature Age entry).
If a student has a pass in either LLF11 Communication and Study Skills or 7th Form English or equivalent, that student should enrol in the Diploma. Otherwise students should enrol in the Certificate.
There are 5 courses, each 15 weeks, as follows:
Introduction to libraries, systems and services
Building and maintaining the collection
Organising the collection
User Services - Circulation and library activities
User Services - Information Services
*LSC11 must be taken first or concurrently first with another Certificate course.
Please note, these courses cannot be accredited to the Diploma programme. Students who wish to enrol to the Diploma programme must first meet the Diploma prerequisites.
Certificate in basic Skills in Library/Information Studies
University of the South Pacific Library
Tel.: +679 323 2283
Fax: +679 323 1528