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This qualification is for people who are currently working in or are interested in beginning a career in the library, records management and archives sectors.
You will learn about how to work in people-centred ways.
The degree will give you the knowledge and skills to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals, families, whanau and communities.
You can study the programme part-time currently, and full-time study will become available at a later stage.
To be awarded the qualification it must be completed in no more than 9 years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Part-time enrolment options are currently available. Full-time options will be available at a later stage
The courses are delivered fully online.
However, some courses include supervised practice learning activities which take place within an organisation or community setting.
LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment includes attendance at a noho marae (or an alternative learning activity).
LIS604 Cultural Competencies in the Information Environment includes a practice learning activity.
LIS704: Library and Information Service Professional Practice, students undertake a period of workplace practice of up to 100 hours, in their current workplace or another suitable Library and Information Services context.
The Bachelor of Library and Information Studies programme structure includes 15 compulsory courses, and 3 elective courses.
You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:
• New Zealand University Entrance (Visit nzqa.govt.nz for details)
• Passes in relevant Level 4 New Zealand Certificate or Diploma qualifications considered appropriate by the programme leader
• An overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to these by the programme leader.
• Passes in New Zealand certificate/diploma qualifications/ courses considered appropriate by the programme leader
If you have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements, you may be eligible for enrolment if you have relevant previous educational, work or life experiences.
Contact us if you don’t meet the above criteria to discuss your study options.
Students who have successfully completed courses within Open Polytechnic Information and Library Studies programmes may wish to transfer to the Bachelor of Library and Information Studies. They can cross-credit the courses listed below (but must still adhere to the programme structure).
72142 is equivalent to LIS502
72170 is equivalent to LIS501
72171 is equivalent to LIS506
72175 is equivalent to LIS507
72271 is equivalent to LIS601
71255 is equivalent to LIS608
72272 is equivalent to LIS611
72274 is equivalent to LIS610
72275 is equivalent to LIS609
72276 is equivalent to LIS606
72277 is equivalent to LIS607
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
Yes, LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment includes attendance at a noho marae, however there is an alternative learning activity if you are unable to attend.