About the course
Increasingly, library and information work requires high levels of IT knowledge and skills. The blurring of traditional boundaries between the professions has seen a growing need for those involved with the acquisition, dissemination and preservation of information in all its formats to have a broad understanding of the technical infrastructure supporting these roles, as well as an in-depth knowledge of how people access information and the tools necessary to ensure this is done as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Graduates of this double degree will enter the workforce with high level skills and knowledge that will enable them to be at the forefront of the evolving library and information professions. In addition, with this background, the range of opportunities open to graduates is large, covering traditional areas such as university or public libraries, to research organisations, commercial firms, the cultural heritage sector and a range of IT related enterprises.
Your course is recognised by industry
The degree meets the requirements of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for a first professional qualification. Graduates may be admitted to Associate (Professional) Membership of the ALIA without further examination.
Professionals teaching you
The course is taught by dedicated staff with a wide range of industry and teaching experience across library and information and IT professions.
The latest facilities
To make sure you are experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
* modern information and communication technologies
* access to support and resources via the internet, email, listservs, and online forums (note students must have internet access to undertake the course)
* comprehensive and dedicated online library services.
There is one professional study visit (organised in conjunction with your lecturer), a three-week professional placement and a professional activity subject which requires students to attend, evaluate and report on a range of professional development activities (such as conferences, seminars, workshops) relevant to the library, information or IT professions.
There is a compulsory three day residential school at the beginning of the first session of the course. Normally, no exemptions will be permitted.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.
Meritorious students may apply for acceptance into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours).
Further postgraduate study
Further courses in Library Science and Information Management include:
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Library Science/Information Management)
Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Information Literacy)
Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving
Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management)
Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)
Master of Applied Science (Teacher Librarianship)