Department of Library Science

About Department

The Department of Library Science stands as a pillar of knowledge and organization in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. This department is dedicated to preparing skilled professionals who curate, manage, and disseminate information effectively, ensuring that individuals have access to valuable resources and knowledge. In an era where information is abundant yet often overwhelming, the Department of Library Science equips individuals with the expertise needed to navigate, evaluate, and harness information for personal, academic, and professional growth.


Objectives
  1. Information Management Mastery: To equip students with the skills and techniques needed to efficiently organize, catalog, and manage a wide range of information resources.

  2. Digital Literacy Enhancement: To foster digital literacy among individuals, ensuring they can navigate and utilize digital resources effectively.

  3. Information Literacy Promotion: To educate students about the importance of information literacy and empower them to teach users how to critically evaluate, access, and use information.

  4. Digital Resource Management: To teach students how to effectively manage digital resources, from databases to online journals, ensuring they are accessible and user-friendly.

  5. User-Centered Services: To emphasize the importance of understanding users’ needs and preferences, designing library services that enhance the overall experience.

  6. Technology Integration: To enable students to stay current with technological advancements and integrate them into library services for improved access and efficiency.

  7. Ethical Information Practices: To promote ethical use of information by teaching students about copyright, intellectual property, plagiarism, and responsible sharing.

  8. Cultural Heritage Preservation: To train students in archiving and preservation techniques, ensuring that valuable historical materials are safeguarded for future generations.

  9. Research Support: To prepare students to provide research support services, assisting users in accessing scholarly materials and databases.

  10. Advocacy for Information Access: To encourage students to advocate for equitable access to information resources, particularly for underserved communities.

  11. Community Engagement: To emphasize the role of libraries as community hubs by promoting events, programs, and services that meet diverse user needs.

  12. Collaboration and Partnerships: To encourage collaboration between libraries, educational institutions, and organizations to enhance information access and services.

  13. Professional Development: To support the continuous learning of information professionals, enabling them to stay updated with emerging technologies and best practices.

  14. Adapting to Change: To prepare students to adapt to the evolving nature of information technologies and changing user expectations.

  15. Intellectual Freedom: To instill a commitment to intellectual freedom and the right to access information without censorship or discrimination.

  16. Cultural Sensitivity: To promote cultural sensitivity in information services, recognizing the diversity of users and their information needs.

AAOU

Dr.

Dean



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Degree Programs

BS Library Science

MS Library Science

PhD Library Science