15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module will enable students to understand and critically evaluate key elements of the principles, functions, practice, value and impact of school and public library services. The course will present the roles of these services, and the extent to which they support the educational, recreational, information and social needs of all members of society. There will be an exploration of key issues affecting school, public and prison library services today, and the extent to which they work independently and together to support the educational, recreational and social needs of the users. Recent and ongoing research will underpin the entire unit.

Staff Contact: Dr Briony Birdi
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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