INSTG030 Professional Awareness

To foster awareness of professional identity and of the purpose and role of the professional librarian; to encourage a broad view of the professional skills as applicable to a variety of employment sectors; to promote an understanding of the relationships between the other courses in the programme; to identify pervasive trends in the profession; to promote awareness of current social and political issues; to support a critical and analytical approach to professional activity. The aim of the case study is to relate the theoretical knowledge acquired through the core courses of the programme to a specific real-life situation.

Teaching: This module is not specifically taught

(1) A case study of approximately 3,000 words describing and evaluating an aspect of professional practice as exemplified in an event, procedure, project or other professional issue as observed in a specific present-day workplace environment. The topic must be so chosen as to avoid overlap with the dissertation.
(2) An integrative examination to bring together topics from all the core courses of the programme and to include general professional awareness.
Compulsory for: MA/Postgraduate Diploma LIS
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