ABOUT THE UNIT 

“This unit is an elective unit for the Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma of Library and Information Services. The unit provides the skills and knowledge required to successfully establish a social networking presence using social media tools and applications. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Explain what social media is
  • Identify different social networking sites and tools, and identify their key audience, use and applications
  • Compare and select appropriate social networking tools for appropriate use and to achieve desired outcomes
  • Identify the benefits and negative aspects of utilising social networking websites
  • Identify issues associated with using social media, such as copyright and privacy issues
  • Define goals and outcomes based on your and/or your Library and Information services need
  • Establish social media usage using required platforms and networks using text and file content
  • Utilise social media to communicate with your clients and other stakeholders/end users
  • Keeping up to date with the latest industry guidelines and technology

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

Social media is increasingly being utilised in all areas of life, but increasingly in connecting and engaging with specific audiences in Library and Information Services. Libraries and Information Services are embracing technology to deliver their core services and value add services, and this unit will provide a substantial basis on which to further develop that functionality in your workplace.

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