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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Program Name : Diploma in Library and Information Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English language. Applicants with at least one-year work experience in a library or related institution will be preferred. Applicants possessing a Certificate in Library and Information Studies of this University or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution shall be admitted directly to Level 200. Applicants with at least one-year post Certificate work experience in a library or related institution will be preferred. Entrance Requirements The normal requirement for entrance to the Diploma in Library and Information Studies Program shall be: Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent with a credit in English; Certificate in Library and Information Studies from this University or its equivalent from any other recognized institution. Candidates with a Certificate in Library and Information Studies from this University shall be admitted directly to Level 2 of the Diploma Program. All candidates for admission must have a minimum of credit in English Language in Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent. Programme Structure The Diploma in Library and Information Studies Programme extends over four semesters for fulltime study or six semesters for part-time (distance learning) study in the single subject Library and Information Studies leading to the award of the Diploma in Library and Information Studies. Progression from Semester to Semester Progression from semester to semester shall appy according to Regulation 00.9 Assessment and Examinations Evaluation of students’ performance in the Diploma in Library and Information Studies shall be based on continuous assessment and a formal examination at the end of each semester. The weighting between continuous assessment and formal examination shall be 2:3.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  THE INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZING INFORMATION Credits : 3
  BASIC REFERENCE SOURCES AND SERVICES Credits : 3
  ADMINISTRATION & MNGNT OF INFORMATION CENTRES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SCIENCE Credits : 3
  COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB DESIGN Credits : 3
  INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO PUBLISHING & THE BOOK TRADE Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  IT TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO INFOPRENEURSHIP Credits : 3
  DIGITAL LIBRARIES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  AFRICAN INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DATABASES AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL Credits : 3
  ORGANISING INFORMATION Credits : 3
  LIBRARY PRACTICAL ATTACHMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INFORMATION RESOURCES IN BUSINESS Credits : 3
  LEGAL ISSUES OF INFORMATION Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
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