Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

About the School

Building 5

Library and Information Science (LIS) education has been offered at Charles Sturt University and its predecessor institutions since 1975. The School of Information Studies will be celebrating this anniversary with a series of events to be held later in the year, including seminars at the State Libraries of New South Wales and Victoria, and a special dinner with our 2015 graduates in the city of Wagga Wagga, where the School is still based. All of our alumni, current students, and other colleagues connected to the School, are warmly invited to attend any (or all) of these occasions. More details of each event will be posted on the School's home page.

The School of Information Studies is itself over 30 years old, and is now the only school amongst Australian universities devoted to Library and Information Science education and research. Its 'headquarters' is Building 5 on the Charles Sturt University's Wagga Wagga campus, about 400 km south-west of Sydney, NSW.

From a staff of two, and student numbers in the tens, the courses established in 1975 have evolved into the largest LIS programs in Australia. The School currently has over 2,000 students enrolled in the Bachelors and Masters of Information Studies, the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) and two other specialist courses. It also has sixteen full-time and two part-time academic staff, teaching and researching in a wide range of LIS subfields, four full-time administrative staff, and a large cohort of PhD students.