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Diploma in Information Studies

Understanding how information is created, used, organised, preserved and communicated is critically important for individuals and organisations in today’s knowledge based economy given the proliferation of digital technologies. 

The information environment in both Kenya and overseas increasingly involves collaboration between libraries and archives, particularly in the digital domain. Changes are also happening in the library profession, with a core set of competencies- the Body of Knowledge - now a prerequisite for professional registration  RIMPA (Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia) has also endorsed the suite of courses that specialise in that area.

All the qualifications have a common core; that prepares students for all types of information management. Students may specialise in either library studies, or archives and records management, by including specified courses that will earn the specialisation of either (LIBS) for library science or (ARCR) for archives and records management.

The goals of the Information Studies Programmes are to provide students with:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques required of an information professional oriented to one or all types of library or information centre, system or service, including library, archival, and records management, and other related disciplines.
  • An awareness and understanding of the total context in which information
    professionals operate.
  • The knowledge and attitudes necessary to work as information
    professionals in a bicultural partnership environment.
  • An understanding of the theories, principles and methodologies that form
    the foundation of information studies internationally.
  • Proficiency in the skills of management, leadership, advocacy, problem-solving,
    and decision-making relevant to information professionals working
    in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Professional attitudes regarding scholarship, ethics, intellectual freedom,
    and access to information in a democratic society.
  • An enriched learning environment that draws upon the people and
    resources of the nation's capital city to enhance the curriculum.
  • A sound foundation for continuing professional development in information
    work.

 

Requirements

  Minimum Requirement Other Requirement  Intake  Duration  Examining body
  C- (Minus)

None

Jan/ Sept 

3 Years KNEC

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