Empowering People and Communities

LIS601

This online course examines core professional-level techniques used by information professionals to support and empower information seekers in physical and virtual settings.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

You will gain an understanding of key information behaviour theories, and will explore the interview process, advanced search skills, and specific techniques to support diverse groups of information seekers including Māori and Pasifika.

This online course will also examine how to design and deliver training and teaching programmes, and how to facilitate learning through supporting the development of multiple literacies.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Interpret information behaviour theory and practices, including information seeking by particular user groups including Māori and Pasifika.
  • Apply information facilitation skills and interview techniques to determine the information needs of individuals in a range of information service contexts.
  • Develop advanced search techniques to perform specialist and comprehensive information retrieval, using physical and digital tools.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a training or teaching programme in an information service context.
  • Support the development of multiple literacies through facilitating the creation of new knowledge and skills.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying