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Introduction to Library & information services

See yourself working in a library? Study library courses and you’ll launch a career that’s so much more than scanning book returns. 

An online library course in library and information studies will empower you to be the face of educational material and storytelling for your entire community. Help those who walk through the library doors access information that can change their lives.

Study librarianship with leading Australian universities through Open Universities Australia, and you’ll have your choice of a range of leading coursework – covering areas such as archive courses and records management courses.

Keep scrolling to find the library studies suited to you. 

Daniel studied business with Griffith University, through Open Universities Australia,

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