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The Bachelor of Library and Information Studies will prepare you for a career within one or more of the professional sectors specialising in library and information services and management.
Graduates will be confident, culturally competent, and collaborative practitioners, empowering and inspiring people, communities and organisations to reach their potential.
You will provide access to information and knowledge resources, applying evidence-based practice to the collection, organisation and management of physical and digital media.
Please note this programme can only be studied part-time for now. We will update full-time study options in December 2018.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
This qualification is ideal if you want to gain specialist skills. Possible career roles include librarian (such as reference, heritage resources, children and teens, digital services etc.), records manager, information manager, and archivist.
You can start your study with the New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies (Level 5).
To gain specialist skills in another area you may also be interested in studying the New Zealand Certificate in Library and Information Services for Children and Teens (Level 6) or the New Zealand Diploma in Records and Information Management (Level 6).
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.