This is an elective unit for students undertaking a
Master of Information Management, and who want to find a workplace opportunity within the information sector.
What does this unit involve?
This unit will focus on the information sector (libraries, archives, museums, records and business units etc.) and a range of evolving issues as experienced within the profession. The unit is designed to complement your studies with real experience, and develop your skills as a "professional practitioner” in a variety of information contexts.
The contexts in which information is provided will be defined and examined, exposing you to ‘real life’ practice from a variety of speakers from industry and engagement with real-world activities. You will undertake structured activities allowing you to learn, apply and practice your knowledge within a professional environment.
This unit is an opportunity for you to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.
What will I learn from this unit?
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
- Analyze and evaluate the contexts in which information is originated, described, stored, organised, retrieved, disseminated, modified and used in the public, corporate or private information management sector.
- Research and think creatively to generate innovative solutions to information management issues in an authentic situation.
- Discuss the ethical, legal, cultural and policy issues that are relevant to the profession and the distribution of information freely and equitably.
- Effectively communicate with information users in the workplace.
- Demonstrate critical, reflective, creative thinking and problem-solving skills and apply them in the information profession.
The placement will require you to:
- Attend the placement for a FULL 15 days successfully complete the unit (excluding sick days, or non-attendance).
- Be professional within your working environment.
- Complete a placement plan.
Please note: All placements for Master of Information Management are unpaid.
More information about this unit can be found here.
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