Win a scholarship to the QUT Health Librarianship Essentials online course

Photo: 'Laptop and Stethoscope' CC-BY-SA 2.0 by jfcherry

Photo: ‘Laptop and Stethoscope’ CC-BY-SA 2.0 by jfcherry

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Information Studies Group is generously offering one lucky member of the International Librarians Network community a scholarship for their next Heath Librarianship Essentials online professional development course.

In 2015, QUT’s Information Studies Group, with support from Health Libraries Australia, launched an online professional development course covering the essentials of health librarianship. Due to popular demand, this course is being offered again in 2016, and QUT would like to offer a scholarship to one of you!

The scholarship covers registration for the course to the value of $2,310.

About the course

Are you looking to forge a career in health librarianship? Are you a public or academic librarian who wants to better understand the health sector and health information resources?

This nine week online course will introduce you to the essentials of health librarianship. You’ll explore the Australian health sciences and healthcare environment and learn about the diverse information resources used by health researchers and practitioners. You will be introduced to medical terminology and gain insights into the significance of evidence based practice in healthcare. The course will provide you with a strong foundation for a career in health libraries.

The course runs from 24 February to 27 April 2016, with live online classes 6pm – 8pm (AEST – Brisbane) Wednesday evenings. If you can’t make it to class, you can catch up with a class recording. You’ll also participate in a range of self-paced learning experiences and there is also optional assessment.

The registration fee for the course is $2,310, with discounts for students (25%), ALIA members (20%) and QUT Alumni (15%).

Click here for more information on the course.


This scholarship is open to anyone associated with the International Librarians Network, including current and past program participants, blog subscribers, and readers. In short, if you’re reading this post, you’re eligible to apply!

The scholarship is open to international applicants, however, please note the first module of the course focuses on the Australian healthcare environment. Please also note that live online classes are held in the evening, Australian time, however if you can’t make it to class, you can catch up with a recording.

The QUT Information Studies Group are particularly keen to help someone who would not otherwise have organisational support or other funding to cover their registration, including students, new graduates, and people who are not currently employed.

How to apply

Just fill out the short form below to tell the QUT Information Studies Group a little bit about you and why this scholarship would be a good opportunity for you.

Applications close on midnight Sunday 31 January 2016. The scholarship recipient will be announced Friday 5 February.

Please note applications must be submitted via the form embedded below (or available at Email applications cannot be accepted.

Scholarship enquiries

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact the Information Studies Group teaching team at

Visit the course website for further information about the course and how you can register.

For questions about the course content, please contact the course convenor, Dr Gillian Hallam at

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  1. I have just been employed as a librarian at Malamulo College of Health Sciences, Malawi, Central Africa. I find this course important as it will help me come to terms with terms used in the Health sector

    • Thank you for your interest in the scholarship. Please be sure to fill out and submit the above form if you wish to be considered. – Kate

  2. This course will help me to become more knowledgeable in health librarianship in which it will benefit my countie’s health libraries on how to manage health knowledge and information resources .

    • Thank you for your interest in the scholarship. Please be sure to fill out and submit the above form if you wish to be considered. – Kate

  3. I just graduated from a library school here in my country Nigeria, I have the zeal to be a specialist health librarian, I believe availing myself with this great opportunity will expose me more into the field and i will be armoured more in providing adequate and efficient information to health workers in my country to combat the endemic diseases and to discharge their duties effectively. Thanking you in anticipation

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