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Rickie Morey
Master of Information Studie
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Rickie Morey"When looking at CSU I considered the reputation of the specialisation in my industry, the ability to access a significant researcher as my supervisor, and the ease of studying online. I was also looking for a course that would extend my current level of learning and complement the professional work I was doing as a Liaison Librarian at an academic library in Melbourne.

"I worked full-time while studying, with some study support from my employer. My study was relevant for my current role and added to my expertise. It also assisted with my plans for career development by keeping my skills current and relevant and offering a unique specialisation, which other librarians may not have. This ensured my skill set was meeting the current demands of the industry and I didn’t have to play catch-up with my industry peers.

"Studying online was the only option for me. I was not interested in attended classes. The flexibility of studying the course when I wanted to was invaluable to my time management and juggling full-time work. It was difficult to fit study into my life, particularly with working full-time, but I knew that would happen before I began studying, so I accepted that I would need to make some temporary sacrifices with my social life and be conscientious of juggling work with study.

"The subject coordinator was helpful in initially facilitating contact with the other students in the course and it was easy to maintain communication with them through the online subject system. I feel like the course prepared me for promotion towards an increasingly specialist area of academic libraries.  A lot of academic Librarians have a general graduate diploma or masters in information studies or management, but not many have a research specialisation.

"My most memorable CSU experience was my graduation ceremony. I studied online, so attending the graduation was special and I finally got to meet people I had been emailing for two years. It was nice to close off my studies with attending the campus graduation - it felt like an appropriate closure to my studies.

"If you’re considering CSU, know that the online study experience can be challenging, but if you stay motivated and engaged with the course and your fellow students through the online channels available, you will have a rewarding study experience."