Bachelor of Library & Information Management (BLIM)
Bachelor of Library and Information Management has been developed in response to the demand for a large number of trained personnel in Libraries, Documentation and Information Centres. To keep abreast of changes taking place in the information field, the structure of the programme has taken into account of the careful observation of the demand of skills in the job market and has also borrowed some of the best practices from different institutions which are based within and outside the country.
BLIM curriculum have also taken aboard a blend of traditional librarianship, ICT applications, archives and record Management which are broadly based information disciplines in order to produce employable graduates.
Option (I): Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications
- Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
- At least two principal level passes in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and
- Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BLIM programme.
- Foundation Programme with at least a GPA of 3.0
Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications
- Diploma in any of the following fields: Library and Information Management, Records Management and Archives Administration, Education, Information Communication Technology, Information Technology, computer science, Secretarial studies, Youth Development Work (CYP), Journalism and mass communication, Information Systems, Social work, Law, Human Resources Management, Agricultural sciences and Business Administration with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level (D’s and above) or NVA level III with less than four O level passes
Introduction to Microcomputer Studies and Information Technology
Introduction to Library and Information Science
Information sources and reference services
Organization of knowledge
Information Technology and its Applications in LIS
Records Management and Archives Administration
Collection Developments and Management
Research Methods in Library and Information Sciences.
Publishing and Book Trade Industry
Students should select at least one optional course from this level
Information systems design, analysis and Evaluation
Information and Knowledge Management
Management of Libraries & Information Centres
Legal Issues and Professional Ethics
Entrepreneurship and information marketing
Students should select at least one optional course at this level
Sectoral Information Systems and Services for Users with Special Needs
Database Management and Information Retrieval
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At the end of the programme students are expected to:
- Design, provide and assess information services
- Create, organize, manage and discover information resources
- Evaluate and apply information technologies
- Demonstrate skills necessary to manage and work effectively within information organizations.
Timed Test and Final Examination
All courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied. The examinations shall consist of a written test and examination at the end of each course. The test shall account for 30%, while the written final examination shall account for 70% of the total marks.