Diploma in Library and Information Studies

  • Fee 900,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study
  • Intakes


Diploma of Library and Information Studies is developed to meet the needs of current and future needs of employers in the field of Library and Information centres management. It’s a three years program, covering the certificate level NTA level 4 at the first year (exit level), and a diploma level NTA level 5 & 6 in the second and third year. The program combines the best skills of information management with much focus placed on developing skills and competencies related to the current trends of the application of information communication technology in operating libraries and managing information.

What you'll study
Semester I- Certificate
  • Basic Principles of Library management
  • Basic Principles of Library management
  • Library Resources Maintenance
  • Safety and Security of Library Facilities
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Computer Applications in Libraries
  • Basic Library operations

Semester I- Diploma
  • Principles of Cataloguing
  • Principles of Library Operations
  • Graphics Design
  • Computer Applications in Library
  • Communication Skills and Office Practice
  • Library Ethics

Semester II- Certificate
  • Basic Internet applications
  • Essential of Office practice
  • Customer Care
  • Basic Computer Troubleshooting
  • Elements of Information  Retrieval

Semester II-Diploma
  • Management Principles
  • Principles of Classification
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Principles of Computer Maintenance
  • Preservation and Conservation of Library Resources
  • Industrial Attachment

Semester III- Diploma
  • Information Literacy
  • Principles of Database systems
  • Information Management Systems
  • Library Collection Development
  • Concepts of Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Information Retrieval

Semester IV- Diploma
  • Disaster Management
  • Library Archival Management
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Basic Principles of Web Designing
  • Information Society
  • Marketing of library services

Entry Requirements

NTA level 4 (certificate); A candidate shall be deemed eligible for admission if has obtained A form IV (four) Certificate of Secondary Education with at least Four (4) passes or NVA level 3 as equivalent qualification.

NTA level 5 (diploma);  A candidate shall be deemed eligible for admission if has obtained a form VI (six) certificate of Advanced Secondary education with at least one principal pass in relevant subjects or NTA level 4  Certificate with second class or B average .

Careers and opportunities

Students upon completing will be confident in library operations, activities and services, Search, retrieve and utilize different kind of information, Apply ICTs in information handling, Apply theories, principles and practices of bibliographic description, Classify different library resources and services, managing library databases and related information systems, Organize library and information centre resources, and manage ICT infrastructure in libraries and information centers. This qualification will make a candidate be ready to work in a range of roles, including:

  • Librarian Assistant
  • Records Officer Assistant
  • Information officer Assistant
  • Archivist officer Assistant
  • Library ICT assistant

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