Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Library and Information students: I was very fortunate to visit Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to talk to the 2009 intake of LIS students. It is a bumper year with well over 120 students – all enthusiastic and energetic and interested in a wide range of library careers. All the students do the courses via distance education (online) and many were already working in libraries, most in public libraries. This years intake is around 5 years younger in average age than last year, with people with a wide range of experiences and expertise. I was very impressed by the students and the equally enthusiastic teaching staff.