Industry placements

Applications for 2017 have now closed. Applications for 2018 will be made available in January 2018.

UNSW Library values the role played by fieldwork in education and endeavours to provide a practical, constructive program for students undertaking fieldwork that benefits all parties. Due to the effort involved in providing these experiences, some restrictions are necessary.

Scope of fieldwork

Placements will involve meetings with UNSW Library managers to learn about library functions and processes. Students will undertake work with the Academic Services Unit in addition to other units by request. Students will be able to observe and participate in key functions and processes throughout the Library.

Who should apply

The Library will accept two students per year for placement in the Academic Services Unit.

Preference will be given to students interested in working in a tertiary academic environment.

Timing of placements

The timing of placements is negotiable but preference will be given to students requesting placements between May-June and October-November.

Placements for students working towards library qualifications will either be in three week blocks or for a specified number of hours over a semester.

How to apply

Students interested in undertaking an industry placement at UNSW Library should complete the application form by April 6 2018. This form will be made available on this webpage in January 2018.

For more information, contact Library Policy Planning and Development Unit.

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