Master of Library and Information Science

Master of Library and Information Science

Postgraduate

1. Program/MQR No.

Master of Library and Information Science – By Research
MQR Code: MQA/FA6584

Master of Library and Information Science – By mixed mode
MQR Code: MQA/FA6583

Master of Library and Information Science – Coursework
MQR Code:


2. Brief introduction

Master of Library and Information Science is offered by the Department of Library and Information Science, KICT.

The Master of Library and Information Science aims at fulfilling the demands of libraries and information industries that require a strong background in information management as well as a substantial amount of “hands on” experience in the related field. The programme covers a range of topics in information management, including information retrieval, acquisition and processing.


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Program Outcome

1. Knowledge – Demonstrate creative and innovative ideas with established knowledge in the field of library and information science and awareness of current development therein.
2. Practical Skills – Use relevant ICT skills and knowledge learnt in library and information science for professional and personal development.
3. Social skills and Responsibilities – Cooperate with others and apply knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the nation and the ummah.
4. Value, Attitudes and Professionalism – Demonstrate commitment to ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and everyday life.
5. Communication, Leadership and Team Skills – Communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds with empathy, showing leadership qualities and group work working spirit.
6. Problem Solving and Scientific Skills – Critically analyze issues and demonstrate skillfulness in planning, design and managing design strategies.
7. Information Management and Lifelong Learning Skills – Use the necessary learning skills in information management and apply effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement.
8. Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills – Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills in relevant fields.
9. Integration of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Values – Use Islamic principles to analyze and evaluate ideas and theories in modern disciplines.

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Career Opportunities

The Master of Library and Information Science aims to strengthen the professionals knowledge and competencies needed for middle and higher level career in various libraries and resource centres in both public and corporate sectors which range from traditional library management courses to the application of technologies in the libraries and information services.

    •    Librarian
    •    Knowledge Manager
    •    Information Scientist
    •    Document Manager
    •    Information Broker
    •    Indexer and Abstractor
    •    Web Content Developer
    •    Information Strategist
    •    Information Consultant
    •    Academician


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Program Structure

Graduate in Master of Information Technology by coursework, mixed-mode and research shall graduate with 40 credit hours. 

i. Master of Library and Information Science by Mixed mode
In the first semester, student is required to complete 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Students are required to complete five (5) Department core courses (15 credits): Information Sources & Services, Management of Information Institutions, Information Analysis & Organizational I, Information Analysis & Organizational II and Application of IT in Library. Student has to register one (1) elective course (3 credit hours), Fieldworks (4 credit hours) and lastly, students have to complete a Dissertation (12 credit hours).
ii. Master of Library and Information Science by Research
A student pursuing a programme that requires research work component must prepare a comprehensive research proposal that would provide the outline of the research, the research methodology and major references before entering the programme.

In the first semester, a student is required to audit 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Within six (6) months from the registration date, the students are required to submit his/her research synopsis proposal, which need to be defended. Students are     also required to present their research progress at a formal PG colloquium at different stages of research. Finally, the student shall defend his/her research in a viva voce and made revisions in accordance with the examiner’s reports.
iii. Master of Library and Information Science by Coursework
In the first semester, student is required to complete 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Students are required to complete five (5) department core courses (15 credits): Information Sources & Services, Management of Information Institutions, Information Analysis & Organizational I, Information Analysis & Organizational II and Application of IT in Library. Student has to register four (4) elective courses (12 credit hours), Fieldworks (4 credit hours) and lastly, students have to register Directed Research Practicum (3 credit hours).



Areas of Research

Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Information Literacy Skills, Bibliometrics, Database Management, Design and Delivery of Information Services, Library Information System, Organization of Information, Staff Training, Bibliographic Control and Metadata, Indexing and Abstracting, User Behavior in ICT Use, Informatics, and Knowledge Management.

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Duration of Study

This program is offered via full time and also part time mode. The full time programme would normally require two (2) years (4 semesters) study duration and the maximum duration allowed is three (3) years (6 semesters).

The part time programme would normally require four (4) years (8 semesters). The maximum period allowed for the completion of the program is 5 years (10 semesters).

    

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