Information professionals connect data, information and knowledge to a range of users, constituting vital roles in corporate, government and non-profit workplaces.
In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the concepts that underpin information science and learn the technologies, techniques and tools used in information management and service environments. You'll also complete a three-week practicum in a library or information centre, gaining real-world experience and the opportunity to develop your professional networks.
Overall, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to think and work as an information specialist or a librarian in diverse organisations, including in public, academic and special libraries.
This course is one year full-time and is also a pathway to the Master of Information Science and the Master of Information Science (Extended).
Instead of being delivered in semesters, this course is delivered across four study periods each year:
- Special Study Period 1: March–May
- Special Study Period 2: June–August
- Special Study Period 3: September–November
- Special Study Period 4: December–February
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course includes a three-week practicum placement in a library or information centre, where you'll gain real-world experience and have the opportunity to develop your professional networks.
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of the theory, principles and practices in information science and library science
- generate creative and innovative solutions to complex issues facing professionals in the library sector
- access, adapt, and create information and technologies to communicate with diverse stakeholders
- engage in ethical and culturally capable information practices within local, regional and international contexts
- recognise, respect and support diverse cultures and knowledges with particular awareness of Indigenous perspectives
- demonstrate personal autonomy, accountability and collaboration in professional library practice that reflects high ethical and moral standards