MJRU-LIBSH v.1 Librarianship Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major leads to a professionally recognised qualification in librarianship, It covers the ability to locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information, gives an understanding of theoretical foundations of information creation and management, especially in a technological environment, and the processes and materials of professional work, in order to meet the needs of client and industry groups. Students studying Librarianship and Corporate Information Management will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream
This course is professionally accredited by the Australian Library & Information Association; the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia; and the Australian Society of Archivists
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete INFO1003 Librarianship Concepts and Practice and INFO1000 Technologies for Information Services before commencing any Level 2 units. This major is only available if taken as a double major with the Corporate Information Management Major.
Major Entry/Completion Note
Students should complete INFO1003 Librarianship Concepts and Practice and INFO1000 Technologies for Information Services in first year. This major is not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. understand the discipline of librarianship, its theoretical underpinnings, ways of thinking and professional approaches; understand and apply in practice established and developing knowledge and professional practice; extend the boundaries of knowledge through academic research and have developed a commitment to continuing research, both work-based and academic
2. apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of an issue; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to librarianship issues
3. understand the nature of information and how information is created, organised, distributed and used in the Librarianship sector; apply best practice in servicing the needs of information users; locate and evaluate information resources and manage collections effectively
4. communicate appropriately with information users and colleagues; assess the information needs of information user groups in the Librarianship sector
5. assess the impact of emerging technologies on the work of the librarian; learn the technologies relevant to information creation, organisation, dissemination and use; decide on appropriate applications and systems for specific information service needs
6. apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity; develop a commitment to professional research and publication within the Librarianship sector
7. think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply relevant international standards, tools and practices to the professional practice of Librarianship
8. recognise individual human rights, including rights of free access to information; appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when disseminating information to diverse user groups; value diversity of language and how this may be fostered in services offered by Librarians
9. apply as appropriate the professional skills of librarians and other information professionals; work independently and in teams; demonstrate leadership; understand and demonstrate professional behaviour; understand issues in the ethical use of information and demonstrate how ethical practices may be followed in the workplace; understand and apply major tools for information organisation, metadata creation and indexing and recordkeeping throughout the continuum to ensure efficiency and compliance.
Duration and availability
This major is not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|INFO2000||v.1 *||Resource Description and Access||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|INFO3001||v.1 *||Information Theory and Research||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|INFO3010||v.1||Management of Information Services||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
* Please note that second year pre-requisties must be completed in Bachelor of Arts Common First Year elective slots.
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