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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) is an academic department in the Faculty of Humanities and Liberal Arts at The Mico University College. Its programme is based on the tenets of Library and Information Science disciplines (LIS) and interdisciplinary perspectives relevant to knowledge and information resources.

PHILOSOPHY

As we move towards the restructured schools of the 21st century, the importance of the Learning Resource Centre and the facilitation of independent learning are being increasingly recognized. This is because technological developments have created a dynamic environment characterized by a vast output of information, producing new challenges which require that individuals become empowered with the skills to locate, extract, analyze and use information effectively.

The Librarian, through the library, will play an expanded role in helping teachers evolve from traditional teaching styles toward a multi-resource based curriculum as the traditional roles of the librarian is redefined from one that looks after books to one that uses search engines, create databases and are savvy with technology.

A programme of study at the baccalaureate level in Library and Information Studies offered by Mico University College is conceptualized in alignment with The Mico University College vision and mission statements as well as with the new thrust of the Ministry of Education. Read More

Rationale

B.Ed. Secondary specialization Library and Information Studies is designed to equip Teacher/Librarians with the necessary teaching and library management skills that would make them capable of assisting users of information. Read More

Overview of the Programme

The Bachelor of Education in Library and Information Studies is designed to meet the needs of two sets of students: Read More

Course Descriptions

INFS 1001
Foundations of Library and Information Studies

This is an introductory course for library and information professionals. It provides an historical and philosophical overview of libraries; examine the role of libraries in society, and major issues in contemporary library and information work. Read More