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Reference Services is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. Fundamentally, it teaches you the purpose of an information and reference service and the key skills and tasks a librarian is expected to perform with competency. You will examine the reference interview, planning and evaluating reference and information projects, and also consider the differences between digital and manual referencing.
To begin with, you will learn how to appraise bibliographic devices in order to access material across a range of subjects and disciplines. Additionally, you will learn advanced and specialised forms of subject and citation indexing. Moreover, you will also be able to employ user education principles, philosophy, and practice in a myriad of library contexts.
Ultimately, Reference Services provides you with a sophisticated understanding of what is expected of a librarian, and the tools and strategies used to complete tasks. You will be comfortable completing everything from basic bibliographic tasks, to advanced searches, enabling you to thrive in a professional context.
In order to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following unit:
In this Reference Services unit, the topics you will study will be provided in your unit outline.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
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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It is impossible to gain a career as a librarian, or data analyst, without demonstrable experience with archive and information management. The responsibilities of a librarian are highly complex, and training is rarely provided on the job, meaning you will have to hit the ground running the minute you start the role. For this reason, completion of a unit such as Reference Services is highly desirable, if not essential, to gaining your first professional role as a professional librarian.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.