INF506 Social Networking for Information Professionals (8)


This subject will explore the concept, theory and practice of social networking technologies within the context of libraries and work of information professionals, with a particular focus on Library 2.0 and participatory library service. This subject requires students to immerse themselves within a range of social networking enviroments, including the use of blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, Facebook, IM, Flickr, and Second Life, and evaluate their learning experiences throughout the session as both social networker and information professional.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF506
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF206
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- demonstrate an understanding of social networking technologies;
- demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and practice of Library 2.0 and participatory library service;
- critically examine the features and functionality of various social networking tools to meet the information needs of users;
- evaluate social networking technologies and software to support informational and collaborative needs of workgroups, communities and organisations; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, educational, ethical, and technical management issues that exist in a socially networked world, and how information policy is developed and implemented to support such issues.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Web 2.0, social networking and the social life of information - Web 2.0 technologies and social software - Types and functions - Library 2.0 and participatory library services - Concepts, theory and practice - Making Web 2.0 work for your organisation - Social networking and information policy


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.