ISKB02 Indroduction to Librarianship

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS. (lecturer)
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 14:00–15:40 B2.13
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the issues of librarianship, to explain the basic concepts, legislation, and standards applicable to library processes and in library services. The aim is also to explain the transformation of library work from 1918 to the present and to show current trends in libraries.
Learning outcomes
After the course, students will:
- know the basic concepts of librarianship;
- understand library processes and services;
- know the development of the Czech librarianship from 1918 to the present;
- understand the changes in library work in recent years.
  • Basic terminology.
  • The role of libraries and librarians in society, librarian occupations.
  • Development of Czech Librarianship from 1918 to the present.
  • Overview of library legislation and standards.
  • Library development concept: trends in modern librarianship.
  • The system of the libraries.
  • Processes in libraries.
  • Library services.
    required literature
  • Služby veřejných knihoven : směrnice IFLA. Edited by Christie Koontz - Barbara Gubbin. 2., zcela přeprac. vyd. Praha: Národní knihovna České republiky - Knihovnický institut, 2012. 203 s. ISBN 9788070506127. info
  • NKP: Informace pro knihovny (
  • Koncepce rozvoje knihoven 2017-2025 (
    recommended literature
  • OKOBI, Elsie A. Rogers Halliday. Library service for adults in the 21st century. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2014. xi, 242. ISBN 9781610696180. info
  • CASSELL, Kay Ann and Uma HIREMATH. Reference and information services in the 21st century : an introduction. 2nd ed. London: Facet Publishing, 2009. xvii, 461. ISBN 9781856046886. info
  • CEJPEK, Jiří. Dějiny knihoven a knihovnictví. 2. vyd. Praha: karolinum, 2008. 247 s. ISBN 9788024603230. info
  • CEJPEK, Jiří. Proměny let devadesátých : knihovnictví na prahu informačního věku - děje, myšlenky a názory. 1. vyd. Praha: Svaz knihovníků a informačních pracovníků ČR, 2005. 79 s. ISBN 8085851156. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, excursion to Moravian Library in Brno, studying of other recommended literature
Assessment methods
oral examination (students choose one of thirty circuits, orientation in the given topic, discussion of the chosen topic and application of theoretical knowledge to practice are exepted)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (recent)
  • Permalink: