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BA (Special Degree Programme

Library Science and Information Science (LIS) is a growing academic and professional subject field, which has by now attained the status of a separate discipline. The management of libraries needs persons with academic, professional qualifications and expertise. Proficiency in one or two subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences or the humanities and the management is helpful in the professional development of a librarian/Information Specialist for delivering an effective and efficient Library and Information service for the learning societies.

 

Objectives of the program

The broad objective of this programme is to equip the students competent with basic technical training both academic and professional knowledge, competencies in Library and Information Science.
 
The specific intended learning objectives are:
  • To enable the student to apprehend the functions and purpose of library in changing socio, economic, political, academic and modern ICT environments;
  • To equip them with knowledge, skills and attitudes for the collection, organization, arrangement and the dissemination of information in different types of libraries and information centers;
  • To provide basic knowledge and aptitude of computing in order to serve in any LIS setting and to apply them for different types of LIS services;
  • To produce mid level professionals who can work in various types of libraries including information centers and digital libraries;
  • To prepare them for further studies and research in areas of library, ICT and other related fields;
  • To prepare the students as beginners of knowledge workers in the learning and knowledge society.

Broad Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Library and Information Science Module, every student will be able to describe the system of libraries and information centers. The students will be able to manage the traditional and digital libraries in handling the issues at the service points independently. The student will be able to use library automation software and work in a digital and any virtual environment.

Overview of Courses

The focused areas are the fundamental elements of librarianship and a historical overview of libraries and information centers, Librarianship as a profession and the place of libraries in knowledge based society, Information systems and networks, ICT, Information literacy and ability to recognize, locate, evaluate, and use effectively when information is needed. Information literacy in the contemporary environment that provides the basis for lifelong learning common to all disciplines. The other areas are the types of libraries and their services, library building and equipment including library standards. Book trade, publishing, copyright, reprography and fair use, issues related to book trade resource sharing and library cooperation.

Library materials and sources and services, Introduction to bibliographic control: Library cataloguing and classification theory and practice, Reference services, sources and practices, Introduction to library management including finance, staff, human resources, statistics and library marketing. Managing change areas are the Library automation, Maintaining of databases in libraries, Use of internet, WWW and digital collection development in libraries.

List of Courses

Course Unit

Unit code

Unit Title

LISC 11212

Libraries and Librarianship

LISC 11222

Information Literacy and Information Skills

LISC11232

Libraries and Their Services

LISC 12042

Collection Development, Processing and Maintenance

LISC 21414

Universe of Knowledge

LISC 21424

Libraries and Their Development    

LISC 21434

Reference Services and Sources

LISC 21443

Sources in Major Disciplines and Literature Survey  Practical

LISC 21454

Information Technology  Application in Libraries

LISC 21462

Creative and Technical English*

LISC 22414

Organization of Knowledge: Classification Theory

LISC 22424

Organization of Knowledge:  Cataloguing Theory

LISC 22434

Collection Development and User Services

LISC 22444

Library Automation

LISC 22452

Creative and Technical English

LISC 31412

LISC 31424

Library Building and Standards

Organization of Knowledge: Classification Practice

LISC 31434

Organization of Knowledge: Cataloguing Practice

LISC 31443

Advanced Classification Practical

LISC 31453

Advanced Cataloguing Practical

LISC 31463

Introduction to Network Technology

LISC 31474

LISC 31482

Internet and Virtual Resources for Libraries

Statistics for Library and Information Science Practical

LISC 31492

Creative and Technical English

LISC 32414

National and International Information Systems and Networks

LISC 32424

Library Advocacy and Policy Development

LISC 32434 

LISC 32444

LISC 32452

Research Methodology

Internship/Library Training

Reading, Readership and Developmental Reading Practical

LISC 32462

Creative and Technical English

LISC 41414

Data Base Management and Internet Programming

LISC 41423

Digital Libraries, Software Organization and Maintenance

LISC 41432

Documentation, Services and Centers

LISC 41443

Information and Knowledge Management Practical

LISC 41454

Library and Information Management

LISC 41464

Information Science, Services and Sources

LISC 41472

Creative and Technical English

LISC 42413

Computer Project Practical

LISC 42422

Record Management, Conservation and Preservation

LISC 42433

Communication and Presentation Skills for LIS Professionals

LISC 42444

Creative and Technical English

LISC 42458

Dissertation

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