ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is an elective unit for the Certificate IV in Library and Information Services. The unit provides the skills and knowledge required to prepare and present information for activities, events and public programs to different customer groups.  The unit goes beyond the delivery of a scripted commentary and requires significant creative input. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Define the purpose of an activity or event
  • Confirm details and define the target audience
  • Events management including clear goals and prioritising, sequencing, strong theme and messaging, adequate resources, methods of delivery, evaluation of process and outcomes
  • Event types
  • Preparing facilities, resources and support materials
  • Structuring a presentation
  • Delivery methods and presentation techniques
  • Tailoring presentations to suit customer needs
  • Learning activities or events
  • Identify contingency plans and address OHS issues
  • Cultural awareness and social sensitivity
  • Collecting and evaluating feedback

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

This unit applies to individuals who need to use effective interpretation and communication techniques to present information, organise and implement activities, events and public programs to engage and provide enjoyment for customers. It relates broadly to event management in a libraries and information services context.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any workplace context, whether in the Library and Information Services sector or not. They are also applicable to all library types.

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