lclib2120  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Brodkom Frédéric;
Main themes
' principles of library science and bibliometrics (including management of collections, services and ICT, document mediation, etc.).
' computer tools and electronic resources, including parameterising and cataloguing in integrated library systems (PMB, Koha), Open Access resources, etc.
' standards and management dashboards in libraries,
' meetings with professionals 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

This biennial course and course LCLIB2125 with which it alternates will together make it possible:
  • to apply the main principles of library science and bibliometrics,
  • to understand the main functions of a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre, as well as the legal provisions relating to them,
  • to create or to adapt the structure of  a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre,
  • to design and implement research tools suited to the public concerned,
  • to remain up to date with developments in the discipline,
  • to create a management dashboard for a library/multimedia library or for a resource centre,
  • to analyse the expectations of the public concerned, to design and to put into practice a development plan
  • to evaluate the management of a library/multimedia library or of a resource centre and its user-satisfaction level,
  • to become familiar with the tools of document updating.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
  • Introduction, link to LCLIB2125, major themes in library science.
  • The methodology of audits (students will be required during the semester to audit a public library): objectives, environment, budgets, infrastructures, collections and services, organization and staff, public.
  • Management of paper and electronic collections, pruning and book chains, Open Access, etc.
  • Plan for safeguarding collections, biological risks of books and preventive protection of documentary heritage.
  • Introduction to the use of Integhrated Library Systems (ILS): free ILS like Koha and PMB, commercial ILS, overview of some cataloguing basics, operation of loan modules, etc...
  • Bibliometrics and evaluation: a critical review of methods for evaluating research publications.
  • Documentary mediation and development of users' informational skills.
  • Bibliometrics, dashboards: financial resources and accounting management of libraries with examples in university libraries and in the network of public libraries in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
  • Presentation of audits: first part accompanied by a presentation of approaches and workshops on innovation and generation of innovative ideas in libraries.
  • Presentation of audits: second part with a presentation on the analysis of changes in the world of libraries and good practices for managing the change.
Teaching methods
The 15-hour course will consist of 10 topic presentations picking out theoretical ideas and case studies. For certain topics, professionals will be met. For two of the more theoretical topics, preparation for the course will be requested in the form of a small documentary research in the professional literature.  The LCIB2120 course also includes a public library audit assignment (alone or in groups depending on the number of participants): the last two courses will be devoted to the presentation and group discussion of these audits.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment during the first semester will account for 40% of the final score; the two documentary research works for 3 points and the public library audit for 5 points.
The oral examination during the session will account for 60% of the final score: the analysis of a case study with reference to notes allowed will amount to 6 marks, more theoretical direct questions will also amount to 6 marks.
Other information
The course is given in French. The proposed bibliographical references may also be in English.
This biennial course is complementary to LCLIB2125 "Librarianship and Bibliometrics: Organization, Projects, Infrastructure and Public", which is given alternately (in 2017-2018 and 2019-2020), but one is not a prerequisite for the other.
Online resources
See LCLIB2120 in MoodleUCL :
  • Power point de chaque cours disponible sur MoodleUCL :
Les ressources bibliographiques sont surtout électroniques et accessibles via le catalogue et le discovery tool des bibliothèques de l'UCL et/ou les plateformes professionnelles. Des références figureront sur le site Moodle du cours pour chaque thématique abordée.  Les étudiant·e·s sont aussi invité·e·s à consulter les collections physiques de bibliothéconomie des bibliothèques (BiblioPôle de BFLT, Collection Z de BST, etc.).
Teaching materials
  • Power point de chaque cours disponible sur MoodleUCL :
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Interpreting

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Information and Communication Science and Technology

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [60] in History

Master [120] in Translation

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures