Course

Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals


Course code 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.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 7  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online only
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

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

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.