Bachelor Degree in Library Studies and Information Science (BLSIS)

  • FeeTZS 1,500,000
  • LevelBachelor Degree
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Starting DateOctober, 2023


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 I

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

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

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

  • Educational software Individual Project
  • Professionalism & Ethical Issues in Education
  • Educational policy analysis & implementation
  • Adult Education and Learning
  • School Management
  • Community Education and Development
  • Industrial training in Computer Science
Entry Requirements

Form Six (VI)

  1. Two principal passes in the following subjects: History, Geography, Kiswahili, English Language, French, Arabic, Fine Art, Economics, Commerce, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Agriculture, Computer Science or Nutrition.
  2. The two principal passes MUST make an aggregate of 4.0 points as a minimum or Foundation Programme of the OUT with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


  1. Diploma in Library Studies and Information Science , Library and Information Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Studies, Records and Archives Management, Education in Arts subjects as well as Science subjects, Mass Media, Multimedia, Community Development, Local Government Admnistration, Entrepreneurship, Public Administration, Human Resources Management or Secretarial Studies 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.

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