Diploma in Teacher Librarianship (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Library and Information Studies courses
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Engineering and Science Library and Information Studies

Diploma in Teacher Librarianship

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
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Start Date
03 Oct 2022 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
2 years

This course aims to develop teacher librarians in the skills and knowledge to manage a school library, to build up resources for curriculum development, to assist in teaching and learning and to cultivate in students the attributes of independent inquiry skills. It also develops teacher librarians with personal and professional competencies in resources planning, management and discovery, collaboration among different users, leadership, as well as use of information technology and research methods.

This is a two-year part-time programme. The programme is under the monitorship of Education Bureau and jointly organized by HKU SPACE. A certificate will be awarded to those who can satisfactorily complete the course and meet the stipulated attendance.

This programme consists of two streams: one is for primary school teacher librarians and the other for secondary school teacher librarians. It is designed for serving and newly appointed teacher librarians.

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • analyze and evaluate information needs of school library users in line with the goals and trends of school curriculum so as to provide quality teaching and learning resources;
  • create, organize and provide access to information and learning resources in school libraries for precise identification and easy retrieval of collected resources;
  • design and evaluate information sources, databases and systems to facilitate efficient and effective learning for primary / secondary students, teachers and all the stakeholders;
  • apply collaboration skills for developing effective promotion of and strategies for teacher librarian collaboration;
  • master methods for the cultivation of school students’ abilities to evaluate the quality of what school students see, hear and read in support of  their learning and projects;
  • apply information technologies effectively in delivering library services.

Primary stream: the programme consists of 11 modules with 225 contact hours to be completed in 2 years.

Secondary stream: the programme consists of 12 modules with 225 contact hours to be completed in 2 years.

The modules for primary school and secondary school teacher librarians are:

Primary School

Module Name Contact Hours
Year 1 (total 114 contact hours)
Teacher Librarianship in Primary School 15
Cataloguing and Classification 45
Collection Management for Young Children 15
Promoting Reading Habits in School 15
Information Technologies and School Libraries 24 
Year 2 (total 111 contact hours)  
Information Literacy and Cyber Ethics 18
Information Sources for Inquiry-based Learning 15
Mentorship and Professional Practice 15

Children Literature

Part 1: Chinese Literature

Part 2: English Literature




Use of Mobile Technology 15
Project-based Learning 15

Secondary School

Module Name Contact Hours
Year 1 (total 114 contact hours)  
Teacher Librarianship in Secondary School 15
Cataloguing and Classification 45
Collection Management 15
Reading Culture in School 15
Information Technologies and School Libraries 24
Year 2 (total 111 contact hours)  
Information Literacy 21
Information Sources and Services 15
Mentorship and Professional Practice 15
Literature for Young Adults 15
Digital Libraries 15
Advanced Cataloguing and Classifications 15
Information Retrieval 15

During the course of study, students will participate in a placement programme that will allow them to gain valuable experience from an experienced teacher librarian and to apply those skills in library services.


Assessment for each module will be based on assignments, and if necessary a written examination. 80% attendance of the scheduled meetings for each module is required. A student, who fails in a module, will be reassessed or will repeat the module as determined by the Board of Examiners. A fee of HK$2,400 (subject to review) is chargeable for each module to be retaken.

Candidates successfully completed this programme can apply for exemption from certain courses offered by the HKU Faculty of Education (some conditions may apply); or for admission to the Bachelor of Information Studies or Master of Information Studies in collaboration with Charles Sturt University and HKU SPACE.


Note: All new teacher librarians who want to be sponsored by Education Bureau (EDB) should apply through the EDB following its training calendar.

Application Code 2050-LB010A -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday/ 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Monday to Friday / 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday/ 9:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 1 to 2 sessions per week
  • A team of tutors whose qualifications are approved by EDB
  • Applicants shall:

  • hold a teacher certificate;


  • have a minimum of two years teaching experience, or their equivalence.


Course Fee
  • HK$30000 per instalment (1st Installment for Year 1; Subject to review)
  • HK$30000 per instalment (2nd Installment for Year 2; Subject to review)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Diploma in Teacher Librarianship
COURSE CODE 44L107098 FEES $60,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3223
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Diploma in Teacher Librarianship

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Applications must enclose photocopies of appropriate certificates, academic records and other relevant supporting documents along with the special application form together with the "SF26" application form. Application should be sent to Ms Angie Ng, HKU SPACE, College of Life Sciences and Technology, 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, Hong Kong. Please note that course fee will only be collected from successful applicants after the selection process.

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