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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote literacy and reading in the LIS community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244280  Promote literacy and reading in the LIS community 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Library and Information Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Information Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the unit standard will be to develop the knowledge and skills of the learner in promoting a culture of literacy and reading in various LIS communities. It will equip learners with understanding of genres and categories of literature and how to apply this understanding to promote literature and reading.

Learners accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Identifying and describing genres of literature in typical library collections.
  • Reading and reviewing a wide variety of books.
  • Promoting and supporting literacy and reading in the community. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe genres of literature in typical library collections. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Material includes, but is not limited to:
  • Genres of information and fiction books such as biography, fantasy, realism, graphic novels, picture books; and readership categories of literature such as teenage and young adult books, children's books and books for newly-literate. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Genres of literature are described in terms of the LIS collection and its community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Characteristics of each genre and category of literature are identified according to the nature of the collection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prominent authors within each genre and category are identified in terms of international literature with a focus on South African literature. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and review a wide variety of books. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Material includes, but is not limited to:
  • Fiction, non-fiction, children's and youth, South African, African and International. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for reviewing books are identified in terms of the various genres of fiction and non-fiction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-fiction criteria includes, but is not limited to:
  • As authority, date, interest to the community and likely readership.

    Fiction criteria includes, but is not limited to:
  • Plot, characterisation, theme, interest to community and likely readership.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A portfolio of book review is compiled in terms of a wide variety of genres and/or an identified focus of specialisation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialisations include, but is not limited to:
  • African literature, South African literature, children's and youth literature.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify and select books across a number of genres, age groups, and themes is demonstrated in terms of the range of literature and the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Promote and support literacy and reading in the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic reader advisory services are provided in terms of knowledge of literature in the collection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Displays are created in terms of targeted readers and/or theme. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Readers includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sectors within the LIS user community, local community groups and clubs, ABET classes, youth, unemployed, schools and NGOs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Story readings and group talks are presented according to user groups. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    User groups includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sectors within the LIS user community, parent and toddler groups, educare centres, schools, ABET classes, local community groups and clubs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Literacy programmes are supported through promoting reading and writing in relation to all LIS users. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Users includes, but is not limited to:
  • Sectors within the LIS user community, local community groups and clubs, ABET classes, youth, unemployed, schools and NGOs.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of the integrated competence described in this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Attributes of a reading culture.
  • Literacy promotion.
  • Social, economic and cultural diversity.
  • Literature genres.
  • Story reading.
  • Promotional/display material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with responsible decision-making and creative thinking in promoting literacy and reading in the provision of Library and Information Services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a LIS team to promote and support reading and writing in the provision of Library and Information Services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the provision of reader advisory services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving occurs in a variety of library and information. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification related to Library and Information Science/Studies or a related sub-field of Communication and Language Studies at a minimum of NQF level 6. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58624   National Certificate: Library and Information Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  ETDP SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.