Gateway to Library and Information Studies

Gateway to Library and Information Studies is exchange programme offered by the School of Business and Culture of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

What is the programme of Library and Information Studies all about?

In Finland, professionals in the field of library and information services work in customer service and development and in specialist positions in libraries and information service centres.

Participants of this programme develop skills in running, developing and supervising staff in a library and information service centre. Specialized skills, such as storing data and acquiring information, knowledge of literature and other library materials, customer service skills, pedagogical skills and computer skills, are emphasized in the programme. Students also learn how to organize events in libraries.

On programme students also have chance to participate on interesting extracurricular activities.

Programme contents

  • Literature Studies
  • Marketing and Communication Studies
  • Information Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language Studies: Finnish, English

Course Offering

  • Library English, 3 ECTS
  • Social Media in Library’s marketing and communication, 5 ECTS
  • World literature, 4 ECTS
  • Information Architecture, 5 ECTS
  • Information Literacy, 5 ECTS
  • Social reading and reading communities, 5 ECTS