In this course you will gain the expertise to work as a librarian, archivist and records manager in a diversity of organisations.
You will learn to think as an information specialist and apply knowledge in environments such as public and academic libraries, community and national archives, and government and corporate records offices.
You’ll learn how to collect, organise, access, curate and preserve information in ethical and meaningful ways, equipping you to develop and manage services and collections that document history, inform the present and engage communities.
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. In addition, you’ll have the choice of completing a substantial research project or undertaking an internship (25–30 days) in an archives, library or records work environment.
Upon graduation you’ll qualify for 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 practicums in which you'll gain real-world experience and be able to develop your professional networks. You’ll also have the choice of completing an internship in an archives, library or records work environment.
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 extended professional practice and/or research that reflects high ethical and moral standards