Registration of Interest for the Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership (OP7041)

From Trimester 3, 2018 Open Polytechnic will be offering a new qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership (OP7041).


If you are interested in studying OP7041, and wish to enrol for Trimester 3, 2018 please register your interest with us below and we will contact you when it is open for enrolment.

 

The qualification comprises of  3 compulsory, trimesterised courses

LIS701

Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals 

Level 7

LIS702

Strategy and Planning in Information Organisations 

Level 7

LIS703

Leadership and Advocacy for Information Professionals 

Level 7

 

Career opportunities
This qualification is ideal for people in management roles and roles with a strategic focus designing and leading change. Possible career roles include library manager, digital services manager, service delivery manager, archives director, records manager or information manager.

 

What you will learn

  • Identify and evaluate key contemporary and professional issues facing the information industries and the role of the information manager in addressing them

  • Understand and apply operational and strategic management in library and information contexts

  • Support the achievement of aspirations and goals of people, communities and organisations by demonstrating and enhancing the value and impact of information and library and information services

  • Lead and innovate in the development and delivery of library and information services, collections and programmes

Entry requirements
Applicants must have either an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or significant professional experience in the library, archives, records and information management sectors to the satisfaction of the Programme Leader.

Students who have completed the Open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Library and Information Studies will not be eligible for enrolment in this programme.

 

Study pathways
The Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership prepares graduates to enter postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD qualifications in related areas such as information management, education, management and community development.

 

FAQs

I have completed an Information and Library Studies major within the BA/BAppSci - am I eligible?

Graduates with majors in Information and Library Studies within the Bachelor of Applied Science or the Bachelor of Arts are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate.

 

Why are graduates of the Bachelor of Library and Information Studies not eligible?

Students who have completed the Open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Library and Information Studies are not eligible as they have already completed all three courses as part of the degree.

Registration of interest