The University of Barcelona’s Postgraduate Degree in Recommended Reading

This article describes the origins and operational structure of the University of Barcelona’s Postgraduate Degree in Recommended Reading, which is organised by the Faculty of Library and Information Science and funded by the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Culture and its Library Service. The degree, which was first run in 2017 and is now in its third edition, offers places for 50 students and reserves 25 of these places for library personnel. It comprises two main modules: a theoretical module in which students become familiar with the publishing sector and the different kinds of books on offer there; and a more practical module in which students learn about activities and strategies to help bring the reading public closer to books.