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

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Information Studies

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).

Assumed Knowledge

INF111 or INF100 or INF101

Incompatible Subjects


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.


This 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.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or 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 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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