INF214 Professional Study Visit (4)

This subject will expose students to a range of information agencies so that they gain a deeper understanding of both the career opportunities available within the profession, and how various information agencies function to service a particular clientele.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF214. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

SY/US

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF118, INF108 or INF110

Incompatible Subjects

INF108, INF110, INF118

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the operation of a range of information agencies and the interaction of the agencies with their users;
  • be able to describe the role of the information professional in various contexts;
  • be able to discuss the range and variety of information agencies and the services they offer; and
  • be able to reflect upon how theoretical and technical knowledge is applied in the workplace.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of a variety of libraries and information organisations
  • Providing a link between practice and classroom learning

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 4 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students visit a range of information environments (e.g. libraries, archives, records management organisations) in which the staff share with students the services, collections and facilities offered by that particular organisation. Students reflect on their experience and discuss this in a formal report.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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