ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is an elective unit for the Certificate II of Information and Cultural Services, and the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Library and Information Services. The unit introduces you to the skills and knowledge required to process and maintain information resources in various media and formats. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Conduct various library processing tasks such as affixing call number labels and date due slips, according to typical processing workflows
  • Utilise and understand call numbers and barcodes
  • Protect the collection from general wear and tear, loss and deliberate theft
  • Ensure application of appropriate security measures
  • Identify relevant processes and procedures relating to processing and maintaining collections
  • Processing collections and storage solutions for various collections
  • Outsourcing options for processing tasks
  • Repairing, discarding or replacing damaged material
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Overcome processing issues such as problems with library suppliers, OHS issues, and prohibitive costs of covering or packaging materials
  • Arrangement of resources on shelves, utilising either the Dewey Decimal Classification System, Library of Congress Classification and Cutter numbers
  • Shelving non-print resources, such as audio, video or microfilm formats
  • Awareness of, and adhesion to safety procedures and prevention of manual handling issues
  • Monitor resources and ensure resources are in their rightful place

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

The unit begins to provide more specific industry knowledge that will prepare you for a career in Library and Information Services. It applies to individuals working in a library and information services context who are responsible for processing and maintaining information resources in formats that include print, audiovisual and multimedia.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any library and information services context, regardless of specific library type. It is useful for anyone who works with information in various media formats.

For further information on this unit visit training.gov.au