Library and Information Studies

Become an information professional 

Our suite of library and information qualifications can help you advance your career as an information professional.  No matter what stage you are at, we have a qualification that will best suit you.

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. 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.

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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

Please note: Enrolments for Trimester 1 close 12 February 2019.