Bachelor of Library & Information Studies

Course Overview

Bachelor 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. The program combines the best skills of information management with much focus placed on developing skills and competencies related on the current trends of the application of information communication technology in managing libraries and information.


What you'll study

Semester I

    • Business Communication
    • Business Computer Applications
    • Information Literacy
    • Database Systems
    • Fundamentals of Library and Information Studies
    • Information and Society
    • Computer Networking

Semester II

    • Development Perspectives
    •  Graphics Design
    • Information Resources and Services
    • Principles of Knowledge Organization
    • Library Operations
    • Library Automation

Semester III

    • Information and Communication Theory
    • Collection and Development Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Research Methodology
    • Cataloguing
    • Web Design

Semester IV

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Records Security and Disaster Management
    • Classification
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Electronic Records Management
    • Marketing of Library and Information Services
    • Industrial Practical Training

Semester V

    • Library Project Management
    • Management of Libraries and Information Centres
    • Legal and Professional Ethics
    • Data Mining
    • Network Management and Administration
    • Multimedia Librarianship

Semester VI

    • Information User Studies
    • Mobile Computing
    • Computer Security
    • Knowledge Management
    • Library Individual Project
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for admission if has obtained a Diploma with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0. Or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0. OR Form VI (six) Certificate of Advanced secondary education with two principal passes that makes an aggregate of 4.0 points as a minimum.


What you'll experience

Graduates will be able to

  • Apply Library and Information Studiesprinciples in managing library operations;
  • Apply knowledge organization skills and information services principles for improved library performance;
  • Use models of human communication, cataloguing & collection skills to improve library operations
  • Apply records management, classification, and information marketing principles in library and information management;
  • Make use of communication, development perspectives, and research skills to support library development and activities;
  • Employ computer skills to support library operations;
  • Apply information systems principles, web and database design skills to develop library information systems
  • Apply knowledge and skills of management and data mining to manage a library
  • Apply skills of legal, ethical and multimedia to manage information in a library
  • Employ knowledge and skills of project development and network management to manage projects in a library environment
  • Apply knowledge and skills of mobile computing and computer security to secure data in a library environment

Careers and opportunities

Students upon completing will be confident in library operations, activities and services, Search, retrieve and utilize different kinds 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 centres This qualification will make a candidate ready to work in a range of roles, including:

  • Librarian
  • Records manager
  • Information manager
  • Archivist. 
  • Information systems manager

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Practical work

How you're assessed

You will be accessed through

  • Technical reports and logbooks
  • Written exams
  • Mini projects
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Group assignmnts

  • Fee 1,500,000/=
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Language English
  • Mode of Study
  • Intakes