Law Librarianship: Legal Research – QUT’s popular course is available online from September 2015!

Are you looking to make the leap into law librarianship?

Or perhaps you’re a public, academic or corporate librarian who wants to be better equipped to help clients navigate the complexities of legal information resources?

QUT has got your professional development covered!

After the success of the initial online offering of our Law Librarianship: Legal Research course in 2014, we are offering the course online again by popular demand from September 2015.

About the course

This course, developed with the support of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association, introduces you to the Australian legal system and the world of legal research. The program specifically helps you to explore and evaluate primary and secondary legal research sources, covering Commonwealth, State and Territory jurisdictions. There is a strong focus on helping you to develop strategies to identify the characteristics of legal enquiry and to locate relevant, authoritative information to meet your clients’ needs.

This course is perfect for

  • professionals that want to make the leap into law librarianship
  • more experienced law librarians looking for a refresher course
  • librarians from other sectors – learn all about legal research to help you answer law enquiries more effectively
  • LIS students
  • those looking to earn points for the ALIA PD Scheme.

You even have the option of completing assessment to gain formal course credit towards a qualification in Library and Information Studies*.

Benefit from QUT’s expertise in online teaching

This is not your typical online training course! Participants in the Law Librarianship: Legal Research online course will engage in a range of facilitated learning experiences, self-paced and in real time, which reflect QUT’s flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning in the Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Studies) course.

Course details

When: 29 September to 24 November

Online classes will run on Tuesday evenings (6pm-8pm AEST) over 9 weeks, starting 29 September. Can’t make a class? Catch up with a recording, available through QUT’s online learning platform.

Registration: Register online now to secure your place. Registrations close on 15 September 2015.

About the facilitator

Dr Gillian Hallam is Adjunct Professor with QUT. As an experienced educator and trainer, Gillian develops and delivers highly specialised academic and professional programs for the library and information services sector in Australia and overseas. She also provides consultancy services to academic, public and special libraries. Prior to joining QUT, she worked as a librarian in the corporate sector, managing business and legal information.

Further information

Contact Kate Davis

* Check with your institution about options for applying course credit.

Kate Davis

Lecturer | Coordinator, Library and Information Education

Information Systems School | Science and Engineering Faculty | Queensland University of Technology

online email | twitter @katiedavis | skype davis.kate | phone 0411 073 094 | web

on campus Level 7, Y Block Community | Science and Engineering Center | Gardens Point

mail 2 George St. Brisbane Q. 4000

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