#CoursesGalore: Information and Library Management (Also Library Science)
What is it?
Information today encompasses print (periodicals, magazines, pictorials etc); media (videos, cassettes, microfiche, compact discs, records, etc); and electronic (information stored on online/offline databases etc). It can be fact or fiction, from around the world, in different languages, from old to new.
A course in information and library management will equip you with the skills to meet the challenges of society’s information and communication needs by keeping it all organised.
What will you study?
You will cover key areas of information retrieval, organisation and management, eg cataloguing and retrieval techniques, as well as information and communication technologies like web publishing skills. The course promotes specialist knowledge such as public or educational library management. You will also gain good comprehension of a wide variety of materials that fall under different genres.
Electronic information systems and searching; event management; information resources (printed, electronic, networked); information services and their users; information systems design; organising knowledge; management principles and practice; managing information systems.
Typical course duration
It will take at least three years to complete a degree in this subject.
There are usually no specific subject requirements.
What do graduates do?
You can work as a librarian in public and private libraries, archivist, indexer, medical information manager or records manager.