About this unit
This unit is essential learning for anyone interested in working as an information management professional. In this introduction to librarianship you will first learn about the history of libraries, their unique function in society and how they have changed over time.
The unit, offered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Curtin University, prepares you for professional placement, detailing relevant legal issues, ethics, how to cater for diverse groups and the role of libraries in delivering government and information policy.
Once you have the background knowledge you need, your placement will be organised by Curtin University, giving you a valuable opportunity to apply your knowledge and observe the functions of a library first hand.
At the conclusion of the unit you will not only have gained practical experience and the introductory knowledge you need to get started in information management, you will also have learnt about international approaches to librarianship and the future of the profession.
- Introduction to Libraries
Course pathwaysThis unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.