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This unit is essential learning for anyone interested in working as an information management professional. In this introduction to librarianship you will first learn about the history of libraries, their unique function in society and how they have changed over time.
The unit, offered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Curtin University, prepares you for professional placement, detailing relevant legal issues, ethics, how to cater for diverse groups and the role of libraries in delivering government and information policy.
Once you have the background knowledge you need, your placement will be organised by Curtin University, giving you a valuable opportunity to apply your knowledge and observe the functions of a library first hand.
At the conclusion of the unit you will not only have gained practical experience and the introductory knowledge you need to get started in information management, you will also have learnt about international approaches to librarianship and the future of the profession.
Anyone can apply, however, you cannot enrol if you have successfully completed the following equivalent unit:
Students will be provided with a list of topics in the unit outline upon enrolment. This course includes a practicum placement as well as coursework.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit of study will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the role of information management professionals and libraries in society, and prepare you to apply your best practice knowledge through a professional placement.
At the completion of the unit you will have:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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This online Master of Information Studies course will cultivate advanced information and knowledge management skills, including a specialisation.