Library Science refers to procedures within a library and the management of the libraries dealing with identification, gathering, handling, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information resources.
Library science is an interdisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives and tools of management, information technology, education and other areas related to the libraries. It is concern with the collection, organization, preservation of information resources and provision of information services and the political economy of information. (ALA Standards Manual, 2003).
At the end of this programme, students shall be able to:
Qualifications important to the field include the ability to work well with people, good written and oral communication skills, intelligence and curiosity, research and computer skills, an eye for detail and a general love of learning are also essential.
Understanding trends in media, computers/technology, Internet, and publishing is important to success in the profession. Virtually any undergraduate degree can offer good preparation for MQA accredited graduate programs.
Maintain a high grade point average in undergraduate work and work on gaining strong recommendations from faculty. Work in campus or community libraries part-time or during the summers to gain exposure to the library environment.
Supplement undergraduate curriculum with courses in communications, media, business or technology.
Some areas of information or library sciences may require bachelor’s or master’s degrees related to the job environment.
Choose master’s degree programs in library or information science that are accredited by the Malaysian
Quality Accreditation to maximize employment opportunities.
Currently, most library science professionals work in school, public, and academic libraries, but employment opportunities are growing most for information specialists in settings such as corporations, consulting firms and information brokers and in environments involving Internet-based information.
UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY SUBJECT
MPU 3113 Hubungan Etnik
MPU 3123 TITAS
MPU 3212 Bahasa Kebangsaan A
MPU 3222 Social Work Skills
MPU 3232 Kemahiran Al-Quran
MPU 3312 Dakwah Islam Di Malaysia
MPU 3322 Malaysian Legal System
MPU 3412 Sport
MPU 3422 Event Management
MPU 3432 Uniform Force
MPU 3442 Martial Art
MPU 2452 Community Service
FACULTY COMPULSORY SUBJECT
ZES 1233 Technical English 1
ZES 1243 Technical English 2
ZLU 1212 Japanese
ZLU 1222 Mandarin
ZLU 1232 Arabic
SLS 1113 Introduction to Librarianship and Library Management
SLS 1123 Organization of Knowledge in Library and Resource Center
SLS 1143 Record Keeping in Organization
SLS 1223 Reference and Information Services
SLS 1233 Community Information and Children Library Services
ESS 2233 Managing Human Resource at Work
ESS 1213 Principles of Industrial Management
SLS 1243 Acquisitions of Library Materials
SLS 1213 Organization of Book I : Descriptive Cataloguing of Books and Non Books
SLS 2123 Information Literacy
SSS 1123 Critical Thinking
SLS 2143 Advanced Report Writing
SLS 2113 Organization of Knowledge II : Subject Cataloguing and Classification
ESS 2213 Management Skills
SLS 2223 Public Relations in Information Work
SLS 2153 Management of Archives
SLS 2243 Infoprenuer and Marketing in Information Services
SLS 2233 Management of Internet Resource and Services
SLS 2213 Organization of Knowledge III : Computerized Cataloguing and Metadata
SLS 3133 Research Methodology and Statistics in Library and Resource Center
SSS 2273 Psychology of Communication
SLS 2333 Introduction to Museum Studies
SlS 2323 Digital Libraries
SLS 3113 Information Resources for the Social Science and Humanities
SLS 2313 Organization of Knowledge IV : Abstracting and Indexing
ESS 2253 Quality Management in Industries
SLS 2343 Medical Librarianship
SLS 3123 Planning and Designing of Library and Information Center
SLS 3163 Web Design and Publishing
SLS 3213 Information Service Management
SLS 3153 Project Paper
SLS 3143 Information Sources in Science and Technology
SLS 4116 Industrial Training
i. A pass in STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two subject and a pass in Mathematics or additional mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent;
ii. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid and a pass in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and English at SPM level;
iii. A Diploma or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and pass in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and English at SPM or its equivalent;
iv. Articulation / Foundation or equivalent, with a CGPA of 2.00 and a pass in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and English at SPM Level or its equivalent.
v. A pass in SPM or its equivalent, with a qualification of n Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) accredited by MQA 5 years working experience and pass in Mathematics and English at SPM level or its equivalent.
(excluding hostel fees)
Service to Faculty and Students
Cartographic Information Specialist
Local Area Network Manager
Universities and colleges
Junior and community colleges
Specialized academic programs e.g., seminaries, optometrist programs
Head of Programme
NORA LINA BINTI MOHD HUSSAIN
Head of Programme
Bachelor of Library Science (Hons)
MQA Certificate of Accreditation
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