The Department of Library and Information studies (DLIS) has since its inception in 1979 made outstanding contribution to the education and training of Library and Information personnel in Botswana and Southern, Eastern, Central African regions. It is a well known regional centre for the training of librarians, archivists and records managers. It has made a unique contribution through research, publication and service to the development of the discipline throughout the African continent. Our mandate is to provide high quality education and training in information management. To this end a suite of professional library and information studies programmes reflecting the various needs and demands of Africa’s library and information market has been developed.