Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
School Libraries and Learning Resources
Academic Year
Available all semesters
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment annotated bibliography  consisting of 10 electronic resources  60%
Semester Assessment essay  approx 1,500 words  40%

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • explain how school libraries have developed in the context of recent educational changes;
  • describe the information needs of the school community;
  • discuss the significance of the learning characteristics of different materials available to support teaching and learning;
  • assess the role which the school library could play in support of the school curriculum - particularly in relation to information skills;
  • outline the main issues of managing learning resources in the school context - particularly the task of marketing these resources effectively explain the role and competencies of school library staff.


The aims of this module are to:

  • describe the role that school libraries can play in support of teaching and learning;
  • identify the range of services and resources needed to enable a school library to perform this role effectively;
  • discuss the major issues of managing a school library resource centre.


This module is at CQFW Level 7