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. 

Please note: the course information below has been provided by the relevant institution. Do contact the institution directly if you have any specific questions regarding the courses. 

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

ALIA accredited until December 2021

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

ALIA accredited until December 2021

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

Dr Leisa Gibbons
Course Coordinator

 

Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)
Study mode: Online and Mixed
ALIA accredited until 31 December 2022

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 Hollie White
Course Coordinator

 

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
Study mode: Online and Mixed
ALIA accredited until 31 December 2022

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
Study mode: Online and Mixed
ALIA accredited until 31 December 2022

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

Dr Steve Wright
Course Director
Phone: +61 3 99032994

  

Master of Business Information Systems
Study mode: On campus Melbourne
ALIA accredited until 31 December 2021

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

Dr Leisa Gibbons
Course Coordinator

   

Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management
Study mode: Online and some attendance
ALIA accredited until 31 December 2022

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 Hollie White
Course Coordinator

    

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
Study mode: Online and some attendance
ALIA accredited until 
31 December 2022

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
Study mode: Online and some attendance
ALIA accredited until 
31 December 2022

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
Study mode: Online or On campus Melbourne
ALIA accredited until December 2021

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 8 8302 3074 

   

Master of Information Management
Study mode: Online or On campus Adelaide
ALIA accredited until January 2022
 
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.