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MASTERS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (MLIS)

OBJECTIVE

This programme sets out to equip graduates with a bachelor’s degree in other disciplines with professional education in the field of library and information studies in order to prepare them to effectively manage library and information units and organizations in different types of environments. This programme is offered in a dual mode (face-face & online).

ADMISSION

To be admitted to the programme, applicants must be graduates of approved universities normally with at least a lower second class honours degree in any discipline. Previous work experience in libraries is an advantage but is not essential. Applicants are required to be computer literate, (that is, to have a basic knowledge of the operation of a computer and the software associated with it). It is therefore in the interest of students, at this stage, to ensure that they have done an introductory course before entering the programme.

DURATION

Full-time students will take TWO (2) academic years to complete the programme: ONE (1) year to complete all required courses and ONE (1) year part-time to complete the Research paper if Option 1{***} is selected or ONE (1) semester to do the TWO (2) courses for Option 2{**}.

Part-time students will take THREE (3) academic years to complete the programme: TWO (2) years to complete all required courses, and ONE (1) year part-time to complete the Research paper for Option 1{***} or ONE semester to do the TWO courses for Option 2 {**}.

PROGRAMME

The student will be required to read TEN (10) semester courses, write a research paper of 10,000— 15,000 words, and earn an additional 3 credits from Practicum, making a total of 39 credits as shown below.

Students are required to obtain a minimum of thirty-nine (39) credits consisting of:

Ten 3-credit courses30 credits

Six weeks practicum (fieldwork)3 credits

Research Paper 10,000—15,000 words6 credits (Option 1)

Independent Study3 credits (Option 2)

Trends & Issues in the Library & Information Environment3 credits (Option 2)

Year 1 Semester 1

Core Courses: (3 credits each)

LIBS6001 - Foundations of Library and Information Studies

LIBS6106 - Management of Libraries & Information Units

LIBS6301 - Bibliography and Reference Methods and Materials

LIBS6501 - Information Technology I

*LIBS6306 - Legal Information Resource Management

Electives

**LIBS6901 - Trends & Issues in Library & Information Work (Elective for Option 2)

Year 1 Semester 11

Core Courses: (3 credits each)

LIBS6401 - Research Methods in Library and Information Studies

LIBS6201 – Catalogue Creation and Use

Electives

LIBS6003 - Information Literacy Instruction

LIBS6503 - Introduction to Digital Libraries 

Summer Term

LIBS6202 - Subject Analysis and Indexing in Information Retrieval

LIBS6504 - Integrated Library Systems

Elective

MGMT6015 - Basic Statistics

Year 11 Semester 1

***LIBS6899 - Research Paper (6 credits) OPTION 1

OR

LIBS6902 - Independent Study (3 credits) OPTION 2 {Students opting for this should do LIBS6901 in semester 1 year 1}

Year 11 Summer Term

LIBS6904 - PRACTICUM IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES – SIX WEEKS (3 CREDITS)

 

* All students must do a Resource-based course ; either LIBS6306 or LIBS6307

** Option 2 means taking LIBS6901 and LIBS6902

***Option 1 means doing the Research Paper

 

 

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