In 2009 the course was commissioned by the National Library for Health (NLH).
The course ran over 6 dates and participants were required to attend all 6 sessions.
The Facilitating Information Literacy Education (FILE) course aims to equip information practitioners working in the health sector with the competence and the confidence required to facilitate information literacy education. The need for such a course was identified as part of a broader training needs analysis undertaken by London Health Libraries (LHL).
Following detailed desk research, the LHL Learner support Programme Steering Group commissioned and developed a pilot course in partnership with the School of Information Management London Metropolitan University. The learning from this course was used to develop FILE, a 20 credit postgraduate module.
Susie Andretta, the FILE course coordinator and the LHL Learner Support Steering Group devised the following learning outcomes for the participants: