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 environments, 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.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF206

Subject Relationships

INF206 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of social networking technologies;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of concepts, theory and practice of Library 2.0 and participatory library service;
  • be able to critically examine the features and functionality of various social networking tools to meet the information needs of users;
  • be able to evaluate social networking technologies and software to support informational and collaborative needs of workgroups, communities and organisations; and
  • be able to 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.


This 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


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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.