ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is a core unit for the Diploma of Library and Information Services. The unit provides the skills and knowledge required to use and extend one’s own information literacy skills to locate information for customers at a more complex and analytical level. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Identifying and defining information needs
  • Exploring alternative and advanced sources
  • Utilising various research techniques and methodologies to gather data and information
  • Utilise critical thinking to fully evaluate and analyse identified resources and information
  • Utilise note-taking methodology
  • Synthesise and refine information to suit your audience and their requirements
  • Utilise effective communication methods and skills
  • Seeking feedback and evaluating your own work and skills
  • Enhance work practices to ensure continuous improvement and lifelong learning
  • Evaluate various career pathways within Library and Information Services
  • Extend your own information literacy skills, and your knowledge of emerging technologies

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

This unit applies to individuals working in any industry sector with particular relevance to those working in the library and information services sectors.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any library and information services workplace context, and also applies to occupations that are required to use technology to locate authoritative information for customers from local and other sources.

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