University Master's Degree in School Library and Reading Promotion

Do you like children's books? Do you consider school libraries a key feature of today's education centres? Are you interested in the promotion of reading? This master's degree is all you need!

Content Official Master's Degree in School Library and Reading Promotion

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Ideal student profile

The Euroguide on Information and Documentation published by the European Council of Information Associations (ECIA) and adapted by the Spanish Society for Scientific Documentation and Information (SEDIC) specifies that school librarians should have teaching competences as well as those in librarianship. For this reason, new students on this master's degree should have some of these competences, which will be reinforced and added to during the programme. The Euroguide identifies the skills needed by a school librarian, especially those of autonomy, communication skills, approachability, empathy, teaching ability and intellectual curiosity.
Other aspects that are valued are the ability to analyse critically and to synthesise. Students should also be interested in education, libraries and reading promotion. They should be able to contribute to collective projects on educational and social intervention. They should be independent and able to plan and organise their work, showing creativity, flexibility and initiative.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously

Specific skills

  • Contextualise professional activity in the reading habits of today's society and in the processes of school-based learning.
  • Detect reading and information needs in school or other community contexts.
  • Design, plan and evaluate library, school and community reading projects that are appropriate to their context.
  • Master the systems used in the library for information processing and organising printed and digital resources.
  • Manage the collection, resources and services of the library.
  • Detect, assess and select fiction and non-fiction resources that are suited to the different types of recipients of educational or promotional interventions .
  • Link up and promote reading and cultural activities, both internal and external, using the appropriate tools.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired on the course to the real world and gain familiarity with workplace duties and tasks.
  • Develop strategies for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the context of school libraries and reading promotion.
  • Master the use of ICT and apply it to management and promotion processes in a library 2.0. context.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Develop cooperation strategies for working in teams.
  • Incorporate ICT for learning, communicating and sharing in education.
  • Develop communication and inter-personal skills needed to manage projects involving the different members of the educational community.
  • Develop professional values that include ethical work practices.