INF208 Professional Placement (4)


The professional placement offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a library or information agency. Such practical experience enables the student to relate theory of librarianship and information management to practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF208
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:
Two sessionsSY/USSchool of Information Studies

Assumed Knowledge

INF111 or INF100 or INF101

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject INF207.
Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Studies or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Management).
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • - have considered the role and function of the library or other information agency, community it serves and the services it offers;
  • - have gained a specialised understanding of a library and information agency;
  • - have explored in depth one aspect of the library or information agency and written an evaluative report;
  • - have related the theory of librarianship and information science to practical situations;
  • - have gained practical work experience; and
  • - have been evaluated in terms of their professional performance.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Professional work experience.
- Overview of the functions and operations of the library or other information agency where placed.
- Reflective reporting on one selected aspect of the library or other information agencys operations.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 15 days duration. Students are exposed to the normal day-to-day activities of the workplace during their 105 hour placement and usually undertake a pre-determined project that utilises the knowledge and skills acquired through their studies.  They then reflect on their experience and discuss this in a formal report.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.