The project investigates how students, industry host supervisors, professional accreditation bodies, and university placement coordinators view placement programs. The scope of research is undergraduate and postgraduate librarianship, archives, and records management student placements in Australia, within the period of 2020 to 2023. To add to the mix, the COVID-19 pandemic that occurs during this period has brought about difficulties in organising placement programs. This is also acknowledged and investigated as one of the research questions in the study.
The aim of the study is to produce a best practice guideline, which will facilitate and enable purposeful and effective student placement programs. The study thus has a significant impact on the current and future placement programs in the areas of libraries, archives, and records. It is expected that findings of the study will also maintain and potentially enhance the mutual benefits amongst the stakeholders involved.
Contact: Anita Dewi