KULLIYYAH OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

KULLIYYAH OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Department of Library & Information Science

Department of Library & Information Science



About Department of Library & Information Science


DLIS Members

Department of Library and Information Science Faculty Members




Department of Library & Information Science Establishment


The Department of Library & Information Science was established in 1992 offering the Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree to both full time and part time students. In the initial period, the programme was meant to upgrade the competency of existing librarians, while at the same time producing a new breed of competent informational professionals imbued with Islamic values to meet the diverse needs and demands of the job market. The doctoral programme (PhD) in Library and Information Science was added later.

The Department was initially under Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science (KIRKHS). On November 1st, 2002, the Ministry has approved the establishment of the Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, in which DLIS is one of its two initial departments. Currently, there are three departments under KICT, i.e., Department of Library and Information Science (LIS), Department of Information System (IS) and Department of Computer Science (CS).

Currently, we offer postgraduate programmes of study leading to Master and Doctoral degrees of Library and Information Science. 

Our Missions

  • To transform the information field through leadership in research, development, and education.
  • To provide educational experiences that prepare students for leadership roles within the professional community of librarians and information professionals
    • Highly qualified faculty.
    • Computer laboratory with Internet connection and the campus-wide network.
    • Online database access.
    • Bibliographic Laboratory.
    • Open source software.
    • Resource center.
    • Research Unit.
    • Resource center.

Facilities

The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) aspires to produce information professionals equipped with modern skills and competencies and imbued with Islamic values to meet the needs of a modern society.


Office Address

Department of Library and Information Science,
Block B, Level 4,
Kulliyyah of ICT,
International Islamic University Malaysia,
53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

Phone: +603-6421 1546


Head of Department


Asst. Prof. Ts. Dr. Zahidah Binti Zulkifli

(zahidahz@iium.edu.my)




Message from The Head of Department


The first verse Iqra, meaning "read,” that descended on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the beginning that shows the importance of read, write, and ponder. This clearly reveals the gift Islam conferred to generations which is the collection and dissemination of knowledge to eliminate ignorance and enlighten the minds and souls of humankind. This is in line with The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) aspires to produce information professionals equipped with modern skills and competencies and imbued with Islamic values to meet the needs of a modern society.

This department, which was established in 1992, offers 4 postgraduate programmes which are Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science) by Mixed-Mode, Master of Library and Information Science by Coursework and Master of Library and Information Science by Mixed mode.

We have expertise on the area of Bibliography, Data and Knowledge Management, Archiving and Record Management, information retrieval, acquisition, and processing and Digital Library. This area of expertise covers all aspects starting from the creation, organisation, management, communication and use of recorded information in documents of all kinds, including new forms of digital and immersive documents.

LIS work together with several other disciplines and professions, including computing and information systems, publishing, digital humanities, and cultural heritage studies. Activities in these collaborated areas is one of the most important aspects of modern LIS whereas we are using new technologies to make specialised knowledge better accessible such as big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and internet of things.

Since the establishment, we had produced many professionals who are not limited to Librarian but also a Knowledge Manager, Information Scientist, Document Manager, Web Content Developer, Information Strategist, Information Consultant and Academician.
Come and let’s join us!



Administrative Assistant



Martini Marzuki
(martini@iium.edu.my)
03 - 6196 1546



Postgraduate Programmes


The Department offers master and doctoral programmes in Library & Information Science. The postgraduate programmes offered by Department of Library & Information Science are as follows:


Course Structure




1. Master of Library and Information Science

    - MLIS Brochure


2. Doctor of Philosophy (Library and Information Science)

    - PLIB Brochure