Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. define library studies as a discipline and describe the roles and services of libraries and librarians
  2. analyse professional issues raised within the international, historical, legislative, policy and ethical framework of librarianship
  3. synthesise theories, principles and standards of international best practices in librarianship with professional application through investigation of a library service
  4. communicate effectively in a professional and academic environment.
    • Students will be provided with a list of topics in the Unit Outline.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-LIS110

Special requirements

No special requirements

Information studies and the information profession; types of libraries and information services, history of libraries, library skills, functions and services; libraries and the law; libraries and government and information policy; libraries and ethics, services to diverse client groups; international librarianship; futures of librarianship.

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  • Exercise (30%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Reflection (40%)

Textbooks are not required.

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