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Degree Programme in Library and Information Services, Full-time studies

2019

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BASIC STUDIES COMMON TO ALL IN SEAMK
                                                         
Building competence
                                                         
Studying at a University of Applied Sciences 2
     
           
                               
Career planning and internationalisation 2
       
             
                         
Communication Skills 3
       
             
                         
ICT Skills 3
     
           
                               
Business and entrepreneurship competence
                                                         
Business and entrepreneurship 3  
         
                   
               
SeAMK Innovation Week 2
       
             
                         
Research and project work skills
                                                         
Introduction to Research and Development 2  
       
                 
                     
Introduction to Project Work 3
       
             
                         
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COMMON PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
                                                         
The Module of Professional Growth
                                                         
The basics of the library and information field 6
     
           
                               
Legislation in the Fields of Library and Information Services 4    
           
                         
     
Library economy 3    
           
                         
     
Culture history 5  
       
                 
                     
The Module of Language Studies
(Select 12 ECTS)
                                                         
English at Work 3
     
           
                               
Swedish for Working Life 3
       
             
                         
Library English 3  
       
                 
                     
Library Swedish 3  
         
                   
               
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, written 0                                                          
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, oral 0                                                          
Basics of Russian 3  
         
                   
               
The Module of Library Resources
                                                         
Information architecture 5  
       
                 
                     
Development of collections 5
     
           
                               
Finnish Literature 5
       
             
                         
Modern World Literature 5  
         
                   
               
The Module of Library pedagogics
                                                         
Tutoring Skills 5  
       
                 
                     
Media Education and Multiliteracies 5  
         
                   
               
The Module of Social Library
                                                         
Outreaching Library Services 5
       
             
                         
Event Production 5    
           
                         
     
Communal Reading 5
       
             
                         
The Module of Library Services
                                                         
Customer Service 5
       
             
                         
Developing Library Services 4      
           
                             
 
Marketing communications planning in libraries 4    
           
                         
     
The Module of Information Management
                                                         
Information retrieval and seeking 1 5
     
           
                               
Information retrieval and seeking 2 5  
       
                 
                     
Information retrieval and seeking 3 5    
           
                         
     
Organizing knowledge 5  
         
                   
               
ALTERNATIVE PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
(Select 20 ECTS)
                                                         
Library history
                                                         
Library history 5                                                          
Information technology
                                                         
Publication Production 5                                                          
Library Information Systems 5                                                          
Visualisation of Knowledge 5                                                          
Management
                                                         
Human Resources Management 5                                                          
Management of Customerships 5                                                          
Libraries and Social Media
                                                         
Introduntion to social media 5                                                          
Social media and its producing and techniques 5                                                          
Children, Young Adults and Library
                                                         
Children's and Youth Literature 5                                                          
Working with Children and Youth in Library 5                                                          
Perspectives to Library Materials
                                                         
Genres of Literature 5                                                          
Music and Movies in Libraries 5                                                          
Games and Gaming 5                                                          
Studies of Cultrural Management
                                                         
Trends in the Cultural Field 5                                                          
Renewing Media 5                                                          
Brand Building and Storification 5                                                          
Negotation Skills 5                                                          
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ELECTIVE STUDIES
(Select 10 ECTS)
                                                         
Multi-field working life projects 10                                                          
Swedish preparatory course 2
     
           
                               
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PRACTICAL TRAINING
                                                         
Practical Training 30    
         
                       
           
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THESIS PROCESS
                                                         
Research Methodology 3    
           
                         
     
Thesis workshop 4    
         
                       
 
Thesis 15      
           
                             
 
Maturity Examination 0                                                          
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

PROFILE OF THE PROGRAMME
The purpose of the degree programme is to provide students with the readiness they need to work in customer-service and development and in specialist positions in libraries and information service centres. Students graduating from the programme will possess knowledge and skills in running, developing and supervising staff in a library and information service centre. Specialised skills, such as storing data and acquiring information, knowledge of literature and other library materials, customer service skills, pedagogigal skills, social skills and computer skills, are emphasised in the programme. Students also learn how to organize events in libraries.


OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES
The programme provides students with the qualifications for working in public libraries as stated in the Library Act. Other places of employment include academic and specialised libraries as well as information services in companies. Bachelors of Business Administration have also found job placements in bookshops and publishing. Students can specialise in various areas within the field through the courses they choose.

Job titles in libraries may include information specialist, information consultant, information services secretary, head of department and librarian. There are also may specialised jobs, such as project coordinator and system librarian, in library and information services organizations.


PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH
The objective of the curriculum is to emphasize teaching methods that actively engage students in the learning process; learning involves the acquisition and analysis of information and the production of new information. Pedagogy can be described as constructivism that complements expertise. However, teaching in individual courses may be marked by typical constructivist methods, such as problem-based learning, project learning together with representatives of the working world, co-operative learning and online study. Teaching also involves lectures, group work and examinations based on set literature.

Students are encouraged to take part in practical training abroad and to acquire other forms of educational experience during their studies. There is a study module available in English (25 cr) for our international partners. Students taking part in the programme have the opportunity to study in English together with international mobility students.

Research and development is integrated into the curriculum on two levels: (1) individual courses are carried out through student projects based on phenomena in the working world and issues concerning patrons, and (2) thesis work is combined with development work during students' practical training period, for example. Furthermore, the degree programme engages in regional and national projects, which are integrated into teaching, thesis work, and the research and development carried out by the university staff.