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.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.
School of Information Studies
Not available to students who have completed INF332
INF332 Paired Subject
- Understanding community needs
- Catering for diversity
- Indigenous information and knowledge
-Working with Indigenous communities
- Marketing community outreach services
-Designing community outreach services
-Evaluating community outreach services
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF519 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.