This subject will explore the concepts of community and diversity (including age, socio-economic, mental and physical disabilities, rural and remote communities, linguistic and cultural diversity) in the context of providing localised information-related community outreach services to diverse populations. The syllabus includes an exploration of Indigenous information and knowledge issues, overview of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library and Information Resources Network Protocols as well as practical suggestions for working with Indigenous communities. Students are encouraged to explore diversity-related issues from within a framework of equity and social justice. Students will choose from a range of professional information settings (such as public libraries, academic libraries, Indigenous knowledge centres, specialised information agencies). The subject will have theoretical and practical foci, culminating in the development and evaluation of an information-related community outreach service plan for a specific group within students' own local communities.
School of Information Studies
Not available to students who have completed INF519
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.