LIT250 - Placement and Work Skills

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Subject Title
Placement and Work Skills

Subject Description
This subject prepares students for their field placements and introduces the library workplace. Behaviours and attitudes are stressed. Activities for finding and applying for employment in libraries are begun. Resumes, interviews and cover letters are reviewed with a resume for the first field placement being prepared. Also included in this subject are customer service and special audiences in libraries.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Library and Information Technician Diploma Program offered through the School of Legal, Public and Office Administration.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.         Relate customer service to libraries and patron interactions, including complaints.

2.         Apply customer service techniques, choices of materials and assistive technology and knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with
            Disabilities Act
to provide an accessible library environment.
3.         Create a resume for the first field placement.
4.         Describe worker health and safety awareness, and child abuse reporting in Ontario.
5.         Modify a resume for a specific library job posting and create a cover letter for it.
6.         Specify sources for finding library employment in Ontario and the formalities for obtaining it.
7          Specify what is involved in the field placement.

8.         Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests
            and in-class assignments as scheduled.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.