It’s probably no secret that I love public libraries. Well, I love libraries, full stop, but public libraries have a special place in my heart! So, when my colleagues and I at Queensland University of Technology were pondering what professional development courses we might run in 2010, the obvious choice from my perspective was a course on everything public libraries.
Are you a
- student of Library and Information Science with an interest in public libraries?
- library assistant already working in public libraries?
- librarian from another sector looking to make the switch to the world of public libraries?
Later this month, a colleague and I are running a week long intensive course on public libraries. It’s focused on issues, trends and innovations, and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to power up your career in public libraries. This course is a whole semester’s worth of learning in a single week: it will be a dynamic and fun week, with a range of learning activities (including lectures, workshops, guest speakers and field trips), and some social events, too!
The course has assessment attached to it, so if you’re an LIS student at Queensland University of Technology, you can take this course and arrange to get advanced standing for one of your elective units (the unit is equivalent to 12 credit points).
Students at other institutions are more than welcome to join us – check with your institution to see if you can get credit towards your course.
So join us in sunny Brisbane for an action packed week this winter, and warm up your career!
For more information, email us at h dot patridge at qut dot edu dot au.