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Diploma in Library and information science



Diploma in Library science and Information Studies course provide the learner with basic skills and knowledge in library and information studies that will help in efficient collection management and dissemination of information, while ensuring that the information needs of users are satisfied.AIRADS College offers both modular and modular course.

2913 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (MODULE I)

101-COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
102-RECORDS MANAGEMENT
103-INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
104-COMMUNICATION SKILLS
105-PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF MATERIALS
106-PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
107-BUSINESS PLAN

 

 

2913 DIPLOMA IN INFRMATION SCIENCE (MODULE II)

201-QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES
202-SYSTEM ANALYSES AND DESIGN
203-LIBRARY MANAGEMENT
204-ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
205-PUBLISHING AND BOOK TRADE
206-INFORMATION IN SOCIETY
207-ORGANIZATION AND RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION

 

2913 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (MODULE III)

301-PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
302-MARKETING OF INFORMATION SERVICES
303-INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND DISSEMINATION
304-MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
305-DIGITAL LIBRARY
306-LEGAL ASPECTS OF INFORMATION
307-TRADE PROJECT

2813 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION STUDIES

301-INFORMATION RESOURCES
302-CONSERVATION & RESTORATION OF INFORMATION MATERIALS
303-ORGANISATION & RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION
304-MANAGEMENT OF LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES & OTHER INFORMATION CENTRES
305-DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION
306-ARCHIVAL STUDIES
307-COURSE SPECIALISATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROJECTS

Possible career opportunity: The graduates from the course can be employed as: Librarians, File managers, Museum officers and Bank filers, Librarian, Document control specialist, Library technician, Digital librarian, researcher, research librarian, Medical librarian, Library administrator, library director, and Law librarian.
Career progression: upon completion, a student will proceed to Higher Diploma, bachelor`s degree, masters and PHD in the same or related field

Duration: 1 year  per module

Exam body: KNEC

Modules: 3 modules

Minimum Qualifications

  • KCSE C- (minus) and Below or KCPE or Equivalent qualifications approved by KNEC
  • Durations

6 terms (3 years)

Mode Of Study

  • Full time/Regular
  • Part time
  • Weekend Classes
  • Distance learning