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.
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 .
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: