Course Title: The Professional Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Professional Experience

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LIBR1016

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

LIBR1016

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

LIBR1016

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Internet

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Sue Reynolds

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1310

Course Coordinator Email: sue.reynolds@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.32

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge LIBR1085 Information Discovery.

You should have completed at least 4 core courses prior to this course.


Course Description

This course will focus on the information sector (libraries, archives, museums, records and business units etc.) and a range of evolving issues as experienced in the profession. The course is designed to contribute to your development as a "passionate practitioner”, one who is professional and who is both skilled and engaged, in a variety of information contexts.

The contexts in which information is provided will be defined and examined and this will include exposure to ‘real life’ practice within the profession through a variety of speakers from industry and engagement with real world activities.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience. You will undertake structured activities in authentic engagement with a partner organisation that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional practice. 

This course also provides you with a capstone experience, which will provide you with the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Research and think creatively to generate innovative solutions to information management issues in an authentic situation.
  3. Discuss the ethical, legal, cultural and policy issues that are relevant to the profession and the distribution of information freely and equitably.
  4. Effectively communicate with information users in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate critical, reflective, creative thinking and problem-solving skills and apply them in the information profession.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will experience a variety of learning experiences, online or face-to-face, from a range of possible activities including discussion, reading, case studies, lectures and class exercises, as well as external visits. You will be required on occasion to informally present information to the class online or face-to-face. Lectures and tutorial activities are designed to introduce a variety of issues relevant to the work and career of an information professional in a range of contexts e.g. libraries, archives, museums, business and records units.

You will engage with information professionals as guest speakers and through participation in a professional placement as part of your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience.


Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course. You will be expected to access learning resources through the library, including electronic resources, and other learning materials as provided. These will include readings and notes provided for you via the learning management system through myRMIT Studies/Blackboard.. You are also expected to develop self-sufficiency in identifying and locating additional resources as required for your learning.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5
Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 5
Assessment Task 3: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online and by individual consultation.