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Open UAS Path Studies, Degree Programme in Library and Information Services

2020

Classification
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Year of study 1
Search: ECTS 1 1A 1S 1 2 3 4 5 1
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
                 
Basics of 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
 
       
The Module of Language Studies
(Select 12 ECTS)
                 
English at Work 3
 
       
Swedish for Working Life 3
 
   
 
The Module of Library Resources
                 
Development of collections 5
 
       
Finnish Literature 5
 
   
 
The Module of Social Library
                 
Outreaching Library Services 5
 
   
 
Communal Reading 5
 
   
 
The Module of Library Services
                 
Customer Service 5
 
   
 
The Module of Information Management
                 
Information retrieval and seeking 1 5
 
       
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ALTERNATIVE STUDIES
(Select 10 ECTS)
                 
Swedish preparatory course 2
 
       
Elective studies 10                  
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 606060606060606060

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

This curriculum is for open UAS students. The curriculum includes first year studies and Basic Studies Common To All In SEAMK (Open UAS Path Studies, Degree Programme in Library and Information Services). There is also some personal study planning in the open university's path studies.

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.