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Title: Postgraduate Courses
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Creator: University of the West Indies, Mona. Department of Library & Information Studies.
Affiliation: University of the West Indies -- Mona -- Faculty of Humanities and Education -- Department of Library and Information Studies
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Publication Date: 2007
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THE UNIVERSITY
OF
THE WEST INDIES,
MONA


DEPARTMENT OF
LIBRARY & INFORMATION
STUDIES

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
& EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE COURSES
- Master in Library and Information Studies
(Options I & 2)
Master of Arts in Library and Information
Studies


Dean of Faculty:
Deputy Dean:
Head of Dept.:
Admin. Asst.:


Prof. Aggrey Brown
Dr. Waibinte Wariboko
Prof. Fay Durrant
Mrs. Myrna Matthews






MASTER IN LIBRARY & INFO. STUDIES-OPTION 1
ADMISSION
To be admitted to the programme, applicants must be graduates
of approved universities normally with at least a lower second
class honours degree. Previous work experience in libraries is an
advantage but is not essential. Applicants are required to be
computer literate, (that is, to have a basic knowledge of the
operation of a computer and the software associated with it). It
is therefore in the interest of students, at this stage, to ensure that
they have had an introductory course before entering the pro-
gramme.

DURATION
The formal programme will normally last four semesters full-
time and eight semesters part-time.

PROGRAMME
Students are required to obtain a total of thirty-six credits
consisting of:
Ten 3-credit courses 30 credits
Three months fieldwork (Pass/Fail only)
Research Paper 10,000-1 5,000 words 6 credits

In the first semester (August-December), the student will be
required to take FOUR (4) compulsory courses and ONE (1)
elective.

During the next semester (January-May), the student will take
TWO (2) compulsory courses and THREE (3) electives.

During the ensuing three months (June-August) the student
will be attached to an approved library for the satisfactory com-
pletion of a fieldwork placement.

In the next semester (August-December), the student will
return to the University to attend not less than FOUR (4) semi-
nars and to present a research paper which should normally be
handed in within eighteen (18) months of initial registration in
the programme.

The seminars are intended to bring the group together for dis-
cussion of their work and to relate theory and practice after their
fieldwork experience.

Students who have previously completed the Diploma in Library
Studies and who have demonstrated academic growth, may, on
the recommendation of the Department be admitted to complete
the Master in Library and Information Studies programme. The
minimum period for such students will be one semester.

COURSE OF STUDY
Each candidate for the Master in Library and Information Stud-
ies will be required to pursue a course of study and to sit exami-
nations in ten (10) courses set out below:
SEMESTER I
Compulsory courses are: (3 credits each)
1. LS60A-Foundations of Library and Information Studies
2. LS61A-Management of Information Units
3. LS62A-Subject Work in Information Retrieval
4. LS63A-Bibliography and Reference Methods & Materials

Elective courses are: (3 credits each)
5. LS65A-Information Technology I OR






LS61C-Management of Special Libraries and Information Centres OR
LS61D-Management of Public Library Service OR
LS61E-Management of School Libraries and Learning Resource
Centres

4. LS63B-Information Resources in Science and Technology OR
LS63C-Information Resources in the Humanities OR
LS63D-Information Resources in the Social Sciences OR
LS63E-Contemporary Literature for Children & Young Adults

5. LS65B-Information Technology II
LS66B-Audiovisual Resources and Services II OR
LS67C-Archives and Records Management OR
LS68A-Copyright Issues Affecting Caribbean Libraries & Informa-
tion Services OR

Any of the elective courses listed at (5) in the first semester which are of-
fered but not previously taken. OR

Any other course which may be approved from time to time.

Thereafter the student will be required to successfully complete a fieldwork
placement in an approved institution during the following three months
(June-August).

This requirement may be waived by the Department for those students who
have already had considerable field experience at a high level of admini-
stration.

SEMESTER III
(3 credits each)
1. LS69A-Trends and Issues in Library and Information Work
2. LS69B-Independent Study: an extended essay/concept paper of
5,000-8,000 words on a subject previously approved by the Depart-
ment.

MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES

OBJECTIVE
The objective of the programme is to provide graduates of the BA (Library
and Information Studies) programme with the opportunity to upgrade their
qualifications to meet the demands of the modem information environment.

ADMISSION
Admission to the programme will normally require:

* At least a Lower second class honours degree BA (Library and Infor-
mation Studies)
* Appropriate work experience

DURATION
The formal programme will normally last for three semesters full-time and
six semesters part-time.

PROGRAMME
The student will be required to read six semester courses, and write a
research paper of 10,000-15,000 words.





*LS66A-Audiovisual Resources and Services OR
*LS67A-Comparative and International Information Studies OR
*LS67B-History of Books and Printing
*Currently not being offered

SEMESTER II
Compulsory courses: (3 credits each)
1. LS62B-Catalogue Creation and Use
2. LS64A-Research in Information Work

NOTE: Students who have read a Research Methodology course
before, may, with the approval of the Head of Depart-
ment, take another course chosen from the electives
listed below.

Elective courses are: (3 credits each)
3. LS61B-Management of University and Research Libraries OR
LS61C-Management of Special Libraries and Information Centres
OR
LS61D-Management of Public Library Services OR
LS61 E-Management of School Libraries and Learning Resource
Centres

4. LS63B-Information Resources in Science and Technology OR
*LS63C-Information Resources in the Humanities OR
LS63D-Information Resources in the Social Sciences OR
LS63E-Contemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults

5. LS65B-Information Technology 11 OR
*LS66B-Audiovisual Resources and Services II OR
LS67C-Archives and Records Management OR
LS68A-Copyright Issues Affecting Caribbean Libraries and Infor-
mation Services OR

Any of the elective courses listed at five (5) of the first semester
which are offered but not previously taken OR
Any other course which may be approved from time to time.
* Currently not being offered

Thereafter the student will be required to successfully complete a
fieldwork placement in an approved institution during the following
three months (June-August). This requirement may be waived by
the Department for those students who have already had consider-
able field experience at a high level of administration.

In succeeding semester (September-December), students will be
required to return to the University campus to attend not less than 4
seminars and to present a research paper of between 10,000 to
15,000 words.

MASTER IN LIBRARY & INFO. STUDIES-OPTION 2

ADMISSION
To be admitted to the programme, applicants must be graduates of
approved universities normally with at least a lower second class
honours degree. Previous work experience in libraries is an advan-
tage but is not essential. Applicants are required to be computer
literate, (that is, to have a basic knowledge of the operation of a
computer and the software associated with it). It is therefore in the
interest of students, at this stage, to ensure that they have had an
introductory course before entering the programme.

DURATION
The formal programme will normally last for four semesters full-






time and eight semesters part-time.


PROGRAMME
During the first nine months (August-May), the
student will be required to read ten (10) semester
courses.
In the first semester (August-December), the student
will be required to take FOUR (4) compulsory courses and
ONE (1) elective.

During the next semester (January-May), the student will
take TWO (2) compulsory courses and THREE (3)
electives.

During the ensuing three months (June-August), the
student will be attached to an approved library for the
satisfactory completion of a fieldwork placement.

In the next semester (August-December), the student
will return to the University to do TWO (2) semester
courses including an independent study.

Students who have previously completed the Diploma in
Library Studies and who have demonstrated academic
growth, may, on the recommendation of the Department
be admitted to complete the Master in Library and Information
Studies programme. The minimum period for such students will
be one semester.

COURSE OF STUDY
Each candidate for the Master in Library and Information Stud-
ies (Option 2) will be required to pursue a course of study
and to sit examinations in twelve (12) courses as set
out below:

SEMESTER I
Compulsory courses are: (3 credits each)
1. LS60A-Foundations of Library and Information
Studies
2. LS61A-Management of Information Units
3. LS62A-Subject Work in Information Retrieval
4. LS63A-Bibliography and Reference Methods
and Materials
Elective courses are: (3 credits each)
5. LS65B-Information Technology II OR
*LS66A-Audiovisual Resources and Services OR
*LS67A-Comparative and International Information
Studies OR
*LS67B-History of Books and Printing OR
*Currently not being offered

SEMESTER II
Compulsory courses are: (3 credits each)
1. LS62B-Catalogue Creation and Use
2. LS64A-Research in Information Work

Note: Students who have read a Research Methodo-
logy course before, may, with the approval of
the Head of the Department, take another
course chosen from the electives listed below.

Elective courses are: (3 credits each)
3. LS61B-Management of University and Research
Libraries OR






COURSE OF STUDY
Each candidate for the Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies
will be required to pursue a course of study as set out below.

SEMESTER I
(3 credits each)
LS60B-Information, Communication and Society
LS65A-Information Technology I
LS69A-Trends and Issues in Library and Information Work

SEMESTER II
(3 credits each)
LS64A-Research Methodology for Information Specialists
LS65B-Information Technology II
LS66C-Multimedia Librarianship OR
LS67C-Archives and Records Management OR
LS68A-Copyright Issues Affecting Caribbean Libraries & Information
Services OR
One (1) course from other departments or faculties with the approval of
DLIS

Optional courses will be offered as resources permit.

A research paper of between 10,000-15,000 words































Department of Library and Information Studies
Phone: 876-927-2944
Fax: 876-970-4903
Email: dlis@uwimona.edu.jm
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July 2006




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