This unit (BSBLIB404) describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a basic understanding of the interrelated functions of integrated library management systems (ILMS) to use online catalogues, process loan transactions, and provide circulation and lending services to meet customer needs.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - use integrated library management systems (ILMS); - maintain knowledge of trends and emerging technologies affecting ILMS, and; - demonstrate provision of customer support, including resolution of customer enquiries and complaints.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe basic functions of ILMS; - provide examples demonstrating the interrelation of different modules in the ILMS; - describe and illustrate interrelation between different functions of an automated library management system, including cataloguing, circulation, and acquisitions modules; - describe basic features of online catalogues; - describe basic features of automated circulation systems, including self-charging systems and associated technologies; - discuss application of organisational policies and procedures, and; - identify safe work practices relating to using an ILMS.

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