DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (DLIS)

Information plays a vital role in institutions’ organization and management as well as in national development.  Investment in training human resources to manage information services (libraries, record centers, archives, document centers, community multipurpose information centers, etc.)  is a direct contribution to both institutional and national development systems. The institutions have the major goal of contributing to national development and need information to fulfill their mandates.  This view is backed by the new Educational Policy of Uganda that puts a lot of emphasis on the quality of information services.

Efficient and effective management of information handling institutions (libraries, information centers etc.) require well trained, equipped and competent human resource.  The diploma level in information management professional hierarchy is a necessary strategic link between the certificate holders and the graduate librarians.

In the information management job market, most libraries and information centers have limited capacity and can only afford intermediary staff with appropriate professional skills like diploma and certificate holders.  Even in big information services, Para-professional cadre services are needed to support professionals who usually perform managerial roles.
This intermediary training at diploma level provides an outlet for certificate holders and others for upgrading.

As stipulated in the Makerere University Quality Assurance Policy (4.8: 2008), DLIS is now due for review.

Plans (Pathways)

For DLIS programme, all the courses from 1st to 2nd year are core. Students are required to do a research project and internship towards the end of the programme.

Programme aims and objectives

Programme aims
The programme aims at teaching students theory and practice in Library and Information Science at a para-professional level. The programme prepares and equips students with libraries, information centers, etc. management knowledge and skills.

Programme Objectives
The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Train middle level library practitioners in the theory and practice of library and information centers management.
  2. Supply library job market with para-professional human resources in Uganda, East Africa and beyond.
  3. Provide an avenue for professional growth
  4. Teach ethical  professional practice

Programme Structure for DLIS in Summary

Year I Semester I

CODE COURSE NAME L P CH CU
           
DLS 1106 Libraries in their Social Setting 45 30 60 4
DLS 1102 Classification: Theory & Practice I 45 30 60 4
DLS 1103 Cataloguing: Theory and Practice I 45 30 60 4
DLS 2104 Information Technology I 45 30 60 4
DLS 1107 Basic Accounts 60 - 60 4
           
Year I Semester II  
           
CODE COURSE NAME L P CH CU
           
DLS 1201 Management and Administration of        
  Libraries and Information Institutions 60 - 60 4
DLS 1202 Classification: Theory and Practice II 45 30 60 4
DLS 1203 Cataloguing: Theory and Practice II 45 30 60 4
DLS 2201 Information Technology II 45 30 60 4
DLS 1206 Communication Skills 45 30 60 4
           
Year II Semester I  
           
CODE COURSE NAME L P CH CU
           
DLS 2203 Community Information Services 60 - 60 4
DLS 2106 Specialized Information Services 45 30 60 4
DLS 2103 Records Management and Archival 45 30 60 4
  Administration        
DLS 1104 Marketing of Information Services 45 30 60 4
DLS 2105 School Library Studies 45 30 60 4
           
Year II Semester II   
           
CODE COURSE NAME L P CH CU
           
DLS 2206 Database Management 45 30 60 4
DLS 2207 Publishing and Book trade 45 30 60 4
DLS 1204 Bibliographic Control 45 30 60 4
DLS 2207 Internship      - 240   8  

 

Total Minimum Graduation CU Requirements

Year 1 Sem.1 CU Year 1 Sem. 2
CU
Year 2 Sem. 1
CU
Year 2 Sem. 2
CU
Recess Term
CU
Total
CU
20 20 20 20 8 88
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