Diploma in Library and Information Studies

  • FeeTZS 900,000
  • LevelOrdinary Diploma
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Duration 3 Years (Form IV), 2 Years (Form VI)
  • Starting DateOctober, 2023


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

  • 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 II

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

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

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

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

  • Disaster Management
  • Library Archival Management
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Basic Principles of Web Designing
  • Information Society
  • Marketing of library services
Entry Requirements

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 .