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The teacher-librarian is a course designer, teacher, as well as the librarian for building instructional media collections for the school. As information specialists, they help assure equity of information by working with teachers to help them and their students learn the necessary skills to identify, access and use the appropriate resources. MTL is a flagship course offered by NILIS since it’s inception in 2003.

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Entry requirements

A candidate should fulfill both A and B.

A). Educational and professional qualifications:
i) A Bachelors Degree in Education OR Library and Information Science with First or Second Class Honors, awarded by a recognized higher educational institution OR
ii) A Bachelors Degree in any discipline awarded by a recognized higher educational institution, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Librarianship or Library & Information Science awarded by a recognized higher educational institution OR
iii) A Bachelors Degree in any discipline awarded by a recognized higher educational institution; AND a three-year Diploma/Higher Diploma in Library & Information Science.
B). Appointment as a School Teacher, Teacher Librarian, School Principal, Inservice Advisor, or an Educational Administrator with at least one year of work experience (teachers and administrators with the above qualifications in ‘A’, from the Government as well as private/International School settings, are accepted).

Duration: The course is a part-time program and the duration is one and a half years (03 semesters).

Total fee: Rs. 125,000. It is payable in three installments.

Medium of instruction:

The course is offered in Sinhala and English.

Delivery of lessons and assessment:

The classes will be held at the NILIS, University of Colombo. Sinhala medium classes will be held on Saturdays. English medium classes will be held on Sundays. Some lessons (20-30%) will be conducted online. Continuous assessments (individual and/or group work) will be conducted for each module. To sit for semester-end examinations, a candidate should fulfill the requirement of 80% attendance.

Syllabus outline

1. Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
2. Collection Management and Organisation of Information
3. Management for Teacher Librarians
4. Information Sources and Services in Schools
5. Information Literacy
6. Information and Communications Technology for Teacher Librarians
7. Research Methods
8. Dissertation

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Course Coordinator

Mr. P.G.Premadasa, Retired Senior Lecturer – NILIS, University of Colombo.

Please send the completed application to NILIS, University of Colombo on or before the 18th 30th of September 2020 by registered post. Please attach the bank slip of application processing charges (Rs.250) along with the application. The account details have been given in the application.

Download the application