I finished my ten day placement at the State Library of Victoria and feel like I now have a greater understanding of the world of resource and information organisation. It was good to be away from a school learning environment and mixing with other library professionals. There is such a variety of employment opportunities in this industry. I was delighted to be a part of the Learning Services Division and contributing to their work.
This week I begin Bibliographic standards in education. I've just finished module one focusing on the need for information oganisation and now I'm starting module two on information retrieval tools. It's all fairly practical learning. I would like to do some cataloguing in my school library to put new skills into practice.
The main learning I have experienced thus far is that we need information organisation to ensure we can access effectively and efficiently information.