Programme Overview

The broad purpose of the programme is to develop library knowledge and skills needed for effective management of information sources and services and enhance the effective job performance of the library professionals and meet the current acute shortage of trained Library and Information Science (LIS) professional in the country. The candidates enrolled in the programme will be equipped with knowledge and skills to undertake further degree level qualification in the LIS field thereby ensuring continuous personal and professional growth and development through research on areas of library and information practice and methods. This in turn is expected to ensure full participation of libraries in quality education and cultural capital of the country. The students will be able to study subjects that are relevant to their current employment and thus develop professional proficiency in key areas of professional practices needed to handle essential library functions. This will subsequently lead to the fulfillment of the role of the libraries in socio –economic development of the country at large and fulfill the vision and missions of the parent organization of the candidates of the programme in particular.

Learning outcomes of the programme

Upon completing the programme, the student will be able to:

  1. Organise and manage library effectively by applying theoretical knowledge and practical skills in relation to job descriptions, code of conduct and occupational health and safety standards.
  2. Adapt to the changing roles of libraries from repositories of resources to interactive information centres;
  3. Choose appropriate methods for handling varying types of library materials;
  4. Classify and catalogue library materials;
  5. Process library materials for use and loan;
  6. Assist and support the library users in the use of library materials by recommending useful materials by subject and participating in user education and information literacy programmes;
  7. Maintain an accessions register of all types of library materials as appropriate;
  8. Improve the quality of teaching in the use of library materials in both print and electronic formats;
  9. Evaluate and effectively implement the components of a library management system (LMS);
  10. Create and design a procedure manual for their library;
  11. Develop a collection policy statement for a library;
  12. Increase the awareness of cost effective acquisition of library materials;
  13. Create an effective learning atmosphere to encourage the use of library;
  14. Manage the library effectively in relation to job descriptions, work agreements and a code of conduct, as well as occupational health and safety standards;
  15. Communicate effectively at work place in English and Dzongkha;
  16. Identify and describe best practices and technology solutions applied in day to day library operations and management;
  17. Apply knowledge and skills gained for professional improvement and personal development.

Curriculum Structure

Semester I

LIS 101Introduction to Library Practice12 Credits
LRS101User Education12 Credits
ACS101Academic Skills12 Credits

Semester II

LRS 102Information Management12 Credits
LRS 103Lending & Loans system12 Credits
FIT 101Fundamentals Information Technology12 Credits

Semester III

LTS 201Collection management12 Credits
LTS 202Cataloguing and Classification12 Credits
DZG 101Dzongkha for Communication12 Credits

Semester IV

LMG 201Library Management12 Credits
LTS 202Cataloguing and Classification24 Credits
LTS 203Processing Library Materials12 Credits
LRS 204Reading for Pleasure12 Credits

Semester V

LRS 305Reference Services12 Credits
LRS 306Introduction to Research12 Credits
SSP 301The School Library12 Credits

Semester VI

FWK 301Project on Reflective Practice12 Credits
LAT 302Libraries & Technology12 Credits
LIS 302Future of Libraries12 Credits
SSP 302The Academic Libraries12 Credits

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