Librarians and information specialists

Librarians and information specialists

Eligible for professional (Associate) membership – AALIA

ALIA accredits Bachelor, Graduate Diploma and Masters courses.  These courses meet The Library and Information Sector:  Core Knowledge, Skills and Attributes and the Foundation Knowledge, Skills and Attributes relevant to Information Professionals working in Archives, Libraries and Records Management which have been developed by educators, practitioners and employers and are the basis for accreditation of library and information courses.  Graduates will be able to become ALIA Associate Members and be eligible to commence their certified professional membership after joining the ALIA PD Scheme. 

The course information below has been provided by the relevant institution.

Institution Course details

Box Hill Institute

Ms Lynne Cullen
phone: +61 3 9286 9882
email: l.cullen@boxhill.edu.au

  

Bachelor of Library and Information Management

This degree has a strong foundation in library and information services practice. It adds information technology, knowledge and records management, metadata, services management and digital collection management to that foundation. Library Technicians wishing to upgrade their qualification will find this degree particularly well suited to their needs. Advanced Standing is available. The classroom based delivery ensures the highest quality learning experience. Flexible delivery options support the working student. This is a degree where you are treated like an individual, not a face in the crowd. The Melbourne CBD campus is very close to transport, cafés and Melbourne’s cultural icons.

Institution Course details

Charles Sturt University

Dr Mary Carroll
Courses Director
phone: +61 2 6933 4894
email: macarroll@csu.edu.au

  

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)         Study mode: Online

The Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is designed to produce graduates with a critical understanding of the importance of information and knowledge management across a wide range of fields and institutions. The degree is an entry point to the information professions providing graduates with understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary world. It provides opportunities to specialise in Librarianship, Records and Archives Management and Information and Knowledge Management and in 2019 Children’s Librarianship. Delivered via online study, the course is offered in an environment which supports the need for flexibility in the 21st century without compromising quality. The degree provides a range of practical experiences to support student learning. CSU’s School of Information Studies (SIS) is one of the world’s leading providers of education for the information industries and has been educating and researching in the Information and Library Studies field for more than 40 years.

Institution Course details

Charles Sturt University

Dr Mary Carroll
Courses Director
phone: +61 2 6933 4894
email: macarroll@csu.edu.au

  

Master of Information Studies (with specialisations)     Study mode: Online

Early exit with ALIA accredited Graduate Diploma available
The Master of Information Studies (with specialisations) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) is designed to prepare leaders for the information professions in a wide range of fields. The course offers graduates the opportunity to specialise in Librarianship, Leadership, Children’s Librarianship, Information Architecture, Information and Knowledge Management, Data Management and Records and Archives Management. The degree offers a wide range of electives within these fields.  Study is delivered in a flexible learning environment with practical experiences aimed at supporting learning. Delivered via online, the course is offered in an environment which supports the need for flexibility in the 21st century without compromising quality. The degree provides a range of practical experiences to support student learning. CSU’s School of Information Studies (SIS) is one of the world’s leading providers of education for the information industry and has been educating and researching in the Information and Library Studies field for more than 40 years.
Institution Course details

Curtin University

Kathryn Greenhill
Undergraduate Course Coordinator
phone: +61 8 9266 7173
email: k.greenhill@curtin.edu.au

 

Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

This degree offers educational preparation for the professions of librarianship, records and corporate information management and archives. Applications from library technicians are encouraged. They are evaluated on academic excellence and experience, and these students are currently given the equivalent of one year’s advanced standing.

Institution Course details

Curtin University

Dr Pauline Joseph
Postgraduate Course Coordinator
phone: +61 8 9266 7180 
email: p.joseph@curtin.edu.au

 

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies

This course is for graduates in non-information studies disciplines who wish to gain a professional level qualification in the field of librarianship. Students are introduced to professional principles, attitudes and practice.

Master of Information Management

This course will provide graduates from a non-information studies discipline with a first professional qualification in Information Management, or can be used to upgrade previous information studies qualifications. Areas of study include librarianship, corporate information management, archives, intranet content management and information literacy. The course can also provide a pathway to a PhD.

Institution Course details

Monash University

Tom Denison
Deputy Director, MBIS
phone: +61 3 9903 2415
email: tom.denison@monash.edu

  

Master of Business Information Systems

Early exit with ALIA accredited Graduate Diploma available
The MBIS is a coursework program offering advanced studies in library and information services, information management, electronic recordkeeping and archiving, and related information technology disciplines including knowledge management, business intelligence, business systems, business application development and enterprise systems. If studied full time, the MBIS takes four semesters to complete; students have a maximum of six years to complete this course. It is offered at Caulfield campus. Students may elect to enrol in the MBIS but take an alternative exit with a Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management. The GradDipIKM is also designed to meet the requirements for professional accreditation from ALIA. There are different structures for (a) librarians and related information professionals and (b) records managers and archivists. If studied full time, the GDIKM takes two semesters to complete; part time study is also available.
Institution Course details

Open Universities Australia

Kathryn Greenhill
Undergraduate Course Coordinator
phone: +61 8 9266 7173
email: k.greenhill@curtin.edu.au

   

Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

This degree offers educational preparation for the professions of librarianship, records and corporate information management and archives. Applications from library technicians are encouraged. They are evaluated on academic excellence and experience, and these students are currently given the equivalent of one year’s advanced standing.

 

Institution Course details

Open Universities Australia

Dr Pauline Joseph
Postgraduate Course Coordinator
phone: +61 8 9266 7180 
email: p.joseph@curtin.edu.au

    

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies

This course is for graduates in non-information studies disciplines who wish to gain a professional level qualification in the field of librarianship. Students are introduced to professional principles, attitudes and practice.

Master of Information Management

This course will provide graduates from a non-information studies discipline with a first professional qualification in Information Management, or can be used to upgrade previous information studies qualifications. Areas of study include librarianship, corporate information management, archives, intranet content management and information literacy. The course can also provide a pathway to a PhD.

Institution Course details

RMIT University

Dr Paul Mercieca
IM Program Manager
phone: +61 3 9925 5825
email: paul.mercieca@rmit.edu.au

  

Master of Information Management

Early exit with ALIA accredited Graduate Diploma available
The Master of Information Management (with an exit point for the Graduate Diploma in Information Management) is designed to produce accredited professionals in the library, records and information industries. You will be equipped with the skills to capture, manage, preserve, store, create, deliver and analyse information for such environments. The program has a strong emphasis on practical and managerial skills and is built on a foundation of over 50 years of research and teaching into the information industries. You can study both on campus and online (either full or part-time) and there is an opportunity to engage in study tours designed to introduce the global work environment. The Master can be completed in one and  a half years (full-time, with advanced entry), giving you an internationally recognised qualification.
Institution Course details

University of South Australia

Dr Diane Velasquez
Program Director – Information Management
phone: +61 0 8302 5101

   

 
The Master of Information Management is a two year degree, designed with strong industry support, and will prepare graduates for taking an entry level position in the information management profession. There is a melding of theory and practice in the degree so that students have the opportunity to see how a professional degree works before they enter the work force. This course has been designed for graduates to be ‘industry-ready’ and includes research plus an industry placement to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to enter the profession at an entry level librarian position. The current degrees offer Commonwealth supported fees.
Institution Course details

University of Technology Sydney

Maureen Henninger 
phone: +61 2 9514 2717 

   

 
The Graduate Diploma in Digital Information Management is an articulated program designed to produce information professionals able to create and manage information which is increasingly in digital formats. It also examines strategies and practices for the delivery of knowledge services for both organisations and communities in the 21st century. In this course, graduates gain an understanding of the relationship between individuals and information and knowledge practices. 
 
 
Institution Course details

University of Technology Sydney

Maureen Henninger 
phone: +61 2 9514 2717 

    

Master of Digital Information Management

The Master of Digital Information Management is part of an articulated program designed to produce information professionals able to create and manage information which is increasingly in digital formats. It also examines strategies and practices for the delivery of knowledge services for both organisations and communities in the 21st century. The program equips graduates with a deep, theoretically informed understanding of how knowledge and information are created, represented, communicated and used by individuals and groups both online and in the physical world. In addition, students develop the technical and project management skills needed to design, build and manage online information resources such as websites and digital repositories. Students gain an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information practice; of ethical practice and the ability to operate with integrity, rigor, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts.