Introduction to Library Science

Introduction to Library Science

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 50

Seminars: 10

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Fras Popović Sabina

• Basic concepts.
• Goals and mission of libraries, their role in society.
• Types of libraries and their characteristics.
• Basic library procedures: acquisitions, processing, shelf arrangement, circulation and weeding of library materials.
• Operating of the library and its basic services.
• Types of library materials.
• Library space, storage and protection of materials.
• Ethics and values in library science.
• Formal frame of library operating (Slovenian Library Act and relevant regulations, professional standards and recommendations).
• National and international professional organisations, associations in the field of library science (ZBDS, IFLA …).
• Short historical review of library science.
• Library cooperation (shared catalogues, consortiums, interlibrary loan).