Fieldwork Placements

The 100 hrs of fieldwork placement required to be carried out as part of QUT’s MIT(LIS) degree was split into three individual ‘library’ environments,  as listed below:

  • The Research Library, Art Gallery of South Australia (36 hrs)
  • MetLib2014 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (30 hrs)
  • Logan City Council Libraries & Cultural Services (34 hrs)

The opportunity to extend university learned skills and knewly acquired abilities while enhancing an already known skill set applicable to my employ as a Customer Service Officer ~ MultiMedia at Logan City Council Libraries & Cultural Services was highly beneficial when attending to the Research Library, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Any item that is linked under ePortfolio items are for INN634 Professional Practice marking purposes only and have been therefore,  intentionally password protected.

If you are interested in further information about any of the listed fieldwork placements, please email Fiona directly, thank you.

FIONA MILES ~ FIELDWORK PLACEMENTS

The Research Library (36 hrs)
ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
September – October, 2014
ePortfolio items

  • Fieldwork Journal
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About the Research Library

Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) houses an in-house specialist library, known as the Research Library. It’s primarily used by the staff of the Art Gallery and is also open to the volunteer guides of the Art Gallery, as well as scholars and researchers from outside. Under certain circumstances, members of the public and graduate students whose needs cannot be met by the State Library or tertiary institution libraries may also gain access to the Research Library, at the discretion of the Librarian.

The 36 hrs of professional practice was approved by the Information Manager (Jin Whittington) of the Research Library as an exception. Due to the strong technical skills I obtain, Jin utilised these abilities to work in key areas the library needed assistance with. For example, creating an in-house sub catalogue, scanning of materials for said catalogue and linking the electronic resources to items added into the sub catalogue.

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METLIB2014 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (30 hrs)
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS (IFLA)
May 8 – 16, 2014
ePortfolio items

  • My Intrepid Journey
    a METLIB2014 attendance review
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About METLIB2014 

The Metropolitan Libraries Section (METLIB) of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) aims to be a platform primarily for libraries of cities with 400,000 or more inhabitants, although libraries serving wide and diverse geographical areas with the same or more population may be included, and exceptions may be made e.g. for capital cities or major conurbations with a smaller population.

Professional practice fieldwork involved attending the week-long METLIB2014 Conference hosted by Auckland City Council Libraries, Auckland New Zealand during May 8 – 16, 2014.

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Customer Service Officer – MultiMedia, Library Systems (34 hrs)
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL, LIBRARIES & CULTURAL SERVICES
May 6, 2008 – Present
ePortfolio items

  • Hours are credited,
    no items required.
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About Logan City Council Libraries & Cultural Services (L&CS)

L&CS provide a range of services including a community directory, disability resources, home library, kids and teen resources, multicultural resources and local studies. These services are available to all people residing within the Logan City region, South East Queensland and as well, to national and international travelers.

When enrolling into QUT’s MIT(LIS) degree during the middle of 2011, my current employment with L&CS as a Customer Service Officer ~ MultiMedia, 34 hrs fieldwork placement was credited towards the mandatory 100 hrs of fieldwork placement.

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