In this course you will gain the expertise to work as a librarian, archivist and records manager in a range of organisations.
You will learn how to collect, organise, access, curate and preserve information in ethical and meaningful ways. Overall, you’ll learn to think as an information specialist and apply knowledge in diverse work environments – including public and academic libraries, community and national archives, and government and corporate records offices.
You’ll also complete three-week practicums in a records/archives setting and in a library/information centre, gaining real-world experience and opportunities to develop your professional networks.
Upon graduation you’ll qualify for a career in information-management roles that include community programming, digital collections and curation, metadata and classification, records systems design and digital preservation.
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
You'll complete two, three-week practicums in a records/archives setting and in a library/information centre, gaining real-world experience and opportunities to develop your professional networks.
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of the theory, principles and practices in information science, library science, archival science, and records management
- generate creative and innovative solutions to complex issues facing the information professionals
- 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 practice that reflects high ethical and moral standards