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Library and Information Studies
Empower people through information
Our suite of library and information qualifications can help you advance your career as an information professional. We offer a range of high quality, affordable pathways into a career in the library and information sector that will give you the opportunity to enhance your range of knowledge and skills. No matter what stage you are at, we have a qualification that will best suit you.
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Open Polytechnic offers flexible study, which means you can keep working while upskilling yourself. While studying these qualifications you will have support from lecturers throughout NZ, and experience online learning and a face-to-face workshop at a noho marae.
A Noho marae gives students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a bicultural context. Students will learn more about the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, as well as Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership and use of information and an awareness of key protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) on marae and other cultural spaces.
The Noho marae occurs midway through the LIS504 course, and extends over three nights and two and a half days.
Dates for noho marae are located under LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment
Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership (OP7041)
This qualification will open to enrolments for Trimester 3, 2018. OP7041 will prepare you for a wide range of leadership roles within one or more of the professional sectors specialising in library and information services and management. This programme is made up of three compulsory courses worth 20 credits each.
If you are interested in finding out more information or wish to enrol for Trimester 3 2018, please register your interest with us below and we will contact you when it is open for enrolment.