Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals

LIS701

This online library and information course introduces you to a range of issues and challenges facing the information industries. You will critically engage with professional, theoretical and ethical perspectives, and develop your own analytical frameworks, in order to evaluate the implications for issues regarding the provision of library, records and archives information services. You will also consider the influences shaping your own professional practice and will develop your professionalism in this context.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Use professional, theoretical and ethical perspectives to critique selected issues and challenges facing the information industries and assess the implications of these for the provision of library, records, archives and information services.
  • Develop their own analytical frameworks to analyse key issues and challenges facing the information industries.
  • Analyse and reflect on the influences shaping their own personal praxis, and explain what it means to be a reflective practitioner.

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 of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
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
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Apr
May
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Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 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