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COURSE: DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (CHILDR...

University of South Africa, UNISA
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Preparing students to deliver library and information services to children and youth is the primary aim of this programme. It consists of 20 modules spread over two levels, with the emphasis on promoting reading and information literacy.

Type: undergraduate diploma

Duration: 2 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Introduction to Information Science

  • Developing information skills for lifelong learning

  • Introducing Applied Information Science

  • Introducing information records and sources

  • Using the Internet as a reference tool

  • Media and user studies: media and information for children and youth

  • Media and user studies: children and youth as readers and users

  • Management of information services for children and youth

  • Collection management in information services for children and youth

  • End user computing


Second year subjects:


  • Exploring information user studies

  • Investigating information ethics in the information era

  • Introducing information management

  • Information and communication technologies for information science

  • Bibliographic control, basic descriptive cataloguing and classification

  • Learning how to provide reference services

  • Describing library user groups and meeting their needs

  • Utilising electronic library systems and services

  • Developing and managing information collections

  • Information literacy education


Careers: school librarian, children’s librarian, information officer.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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