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 concerned with the collection, organization, preservation of information resources and provision of information services and the political economy of information.
Diploma in Library Science aims to provide graduates with knowledge and skills in the field of information services. This course will also provide exposure and skills that are associated with technology, for example, hardware and management-related software that covers such topics as documentation, categorisation and others. Ultimately, the goal is for graduates to be literate in the handling of latest information, how it should be stored electronically and automatically so that it can be disseminated more effectively to the public.
Below are the description for Diploma in Library Science:
Programme Mode: English
Programme Duration: 2½ – 3 years on a full-time studying basis
Intakes: January / June / August
Fees: RM 20,290 (Malaysians and does not include hostel fees)
If you are a Malaysian and wish to enroll in this programme, you must have:
- Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/ SPMV/ O-Level) with at least 3 credits or equivalent qualification, AND a pass in Mathematics and English, OR
- Other qualification that is equivalent to those mentioned above and recognized by the Malaysian government.
There are numerous opportunities for individuals with a Diploma in Library Science. They can become assistant librarian in an academic library, i.e. university and college libraries. They can work as special librarians that work in non-traditional setting such as law offices, museums, archives, hospitals, and corporate offices. Media specialists typically work in a school library-resource and media centre. They are able to work as an assistant librarian in public and municipal library, and as an administrator in any organization.
Name: Norhaida Hanim Binti Ahmad Tajudin
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