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Dept of Library & Information Studies

MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
DEGREE PROGRAMME

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY WITH EDUCATION -To start 2017-2018 Academic Year.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT -To start 2017-2018 Academic Year. 

This degree programme aimed at preparing professional librarians, archivists, records managers, information workers and documentalists. Students are admitted to this programme directly in the School of Education. It also prepares professional librarians at an advanced level. Students who are admitted to this programme are BALIS graduates.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Library and Information Studies is one of the old departments in the School of Education. It was established in 1967, one year after the inauguration of the University of Zambia in 1966.The Department began as part of a UNESCO project to help the independent Zambia to train Librarians, Archivists, Records Managers, Information Workers and Documentalists. Under this project, Library and Information Studies was taken as a minor by students pursuing Bachelor of Arts at the University of Zambia. The Department produced its first three graduates in1970. The obvious weakness in the professional content of the programme resulted in stopping Library and Information Studies to be taught as a minor course but as a degree program own its own. As a result, the Bachelor Arts with Library and Information Studies (B.A.L.I.S) was born. Today, the department has over 600 students pursuing Library and Information
Studies at both graduate and under-graduate levels.

 

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