Bachelor of Library Science (Hons)

  • Overview

    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).

  • Outcomes

    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.

  • Program Description

  • Program Content

    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

    COURSES SUBJECT

    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

  • Entry Requirement

    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;

    OR

    ii. A pass in STAM with a minimum grade of Jayyid and a pass in Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and English at SPM level;

    OR

    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;

    OR

    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.

    OR

    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.

  • Fees

    RM 24,270
    (excluding hostel fees)

  • Career Prospect

    POSITIONS

     Service to Faculty and Students
     Reference
     Circulation
     Technical Services:
     Acquisitions
     Cataloging
     System Automation
     Indexing/Abstracting
     Archives
     Serials Management
     Manuscripts
     Access/Outreach
     Music
     Metadata
     Web Design/Maintenance
     Digital Files
     Digital/Paper Preservation
     Government Documents
     Special Collections
     Media Services
     Teaching
     Administration/Management
     Research Support
     Cartographic Information Specialist
     Publishing
     Bibliographic Support
     Local Area Network Manager
     Electronic Services
     Prospect Research
     Collection Development
     Instructional Technology
     Audiovisual Materials
     Information Literacy

    EMPLOYERS
     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)
    noralina@unisel.edu.my
    017-2940969

  • MQA Certificate of Accreditation

     

     

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