This unit (BSBLIB507) describes the skills and knowledge required to research and implement strategies that encourage and enhance literature and reading in a wide variety of contexts. Particular emphasis is on improving the literacy of customers by creating environments that provide access to relevant and attractive reading material in a variety of formats to suit a range of ages, reading levels and needs. It applies to individuals responsible for promoting literature and reading to clients as a way of meeting their needs. It applies in many industries, including libraries, information and cultural services, community services and health. Work is undertaken with limited supervision according to organisational guidelines.

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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: - develop, implement and evaluate strategies to promote literature and reading; - meet customer literature requests; - apply information literacy skills when promoting literature and reading, and; - promote use of an organisation's collections and resources. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - define the concept of literacy and describe the role organisations play in promoting reading; - analyse scope and arrangement of literature collections in libraries and related organisations; - identify relevant literature information sources located in publications; - describe and contrast methods for arranging literature collections; - identify several frequently asked literature requests and outline strategies for answering such requests; - identify several literature reference resources and describe their applications, and; - describe categories and genres into which literature is divided.

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