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Institution / Dublin Business School

Information & Library Management

Introduction
The programme is designed for graduates of all disciplines wishing to pursue a career in Information & Library Management on a professional level. The programme also enables existing library personnel to obtain a professional library qualification for promotional purposes.

The MSc in Information and Library Management provides learners with the applied professional knowledge and competencies required of a manager within the information and library sector.

A key feature of the programme is the Personal and Professional Development module which allows the learner to enhance their employability through the development of key transferable skills.

- The programme provides learners with a rigorous academic foundation in and a systematic understanding of the principles, theory and application of information and library management incorporating a contemporary skill set central to the profession.

- The learner will acquire strong analytical skills that will allow them to identify and critically evaluate technological, political, social, regulatory and economic changes affecting the information and library environment.

- The programme enables learners to attain the ability to solve practical and complex problems within a variety of information and library environments.

- The programme facilitates the acquisition of transferable skills such as leadership, advocacy, communication and IT skills through the Personal and Professional Development module.

- The programme incorporates a 3 week (or equivalent duration) work placement in a library and or information management setting. For part-time students this can be facilitated around any work commitments that an individual may have. Individuals with prior relevant work experience are exempt from the placement though they can be facilitated should they still wish to do a placement.

Programme Structure
The programme will be structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a wholly taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits.

The programme is taught by a combination of experienced academic staff and senior industry practitioners. Placements secured in the previous articulation of the programme include the libraries of the Irish Film Institute, National College of Ireland, Arthur Cox Solicitors, Dublin Dental Hospital, NUI Maynooth, RTÉ and the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Full-time
For full-time students, the taught component consists of 10 modules, delivered over one academic year, comprising 2 semesters. Successful completion of the taught component stage allows you to move on to the dissertation stage. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Part-time
For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over 4 taught semesters. During each semester, students will normally attend lectures on two evenings per week.

Suited to: All Graduates.

Entry requirements

- To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in a non-cognate discipline from a recognised third level institution or equivalent qualification

- An IELTS score of a minimum 6.5 or equivalent, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English.

Duration

Full-time: 1 Year
Part-time: 2 Years

Careers or further progression

Careers
Graduates of the programme can progress to roles as library managers, systems librarians, reader services managers, collection development managers, institutional repository managers and teaching librarians in a variety of library settings: medical, legal, public, etc. Graduates are also qualified for information management roles in the corporate sector such as records management and in the creation, management and promotion of digital content.

Graduates of the MSc in Information and Library Management at DBS have gone onto secure positions in a range of libraries and information services including Trinity College Dublin, An Bord Pleanála, Dublin Dental Hospital and National College of Ireland.

In a recent survey conducted by DBS Careers Department, wider IT and business companies said that they would be interested in recruiting graduates of this programme due to the IT and management content of the programme.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate Admissions Office,
Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie

Subjects taught

Stage 1
Information Organisation
Information Technologies
Research Methods 1
Research Methods 2
The Teaching Librarian
Management for Information and Library Professionals
Records Management and Information Rights
Network Resource Management
Personal and Professional Development
Information Architecture

Stage 2
Dissertation

Comment

Postgraduate School of Business and Law:
Built on a reputation of “Excellence through Learning”, the School of Business and Law prides itself on its ability to design and deliver programmes which are academically rigorous and innovative whilst ensuring they meet the demands of an ever changing global business community. The Postgraduate School of Business was launched on the strength of the College’s excellent reputation of delivering undergraduate business degrees. Opened in 1992 the School has expanded its suite of programmes to include Postgraduate Higher Diplomas, MSc and MBA across a variety of business disciplines including administration, marketing, HRM, business strategy, law, information technology and finance. As a student of Dublin Business School you will be a key participant and driver of your learning experience. You can expect to be constantly challenged and invited to participate in group discussion and presentations.

This is facilitated through our focus on individual attention to all our students. A key aspect of your development lies in the dedication of the faculty to your success. All faculty members are experienced tutors who are specialists in their chosen field. As well as being highly qualified academically, they also bring a wealth of industry experience to the classroom. Our tutors are actively engaged in consultancy and research and this feeds directly into your learning experience. With a dedicated postgraduate facility incorporating state-of-the-art classrooms, syndicate meeting rooms and a specialist library you will find yourself quickly becoming part of a community of likeminded people coming from diverse backgrounds which will further enhance both your academic and personal development during your time with us.

Assessment method

Assessment
Assessment on the programme comprises individual and group assessment as well as examinations. Assessments are designed to give students knowledge and competencies that can be transferred to real world employment settings. DBS Library also facilitates students wishing to carry out a project in a working library environment.

Enrolment and start dates

EU APPLICANTS
Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and submit it online or return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS do not need to provide this documentation

- Proof of Identification (birth certificate, drivers licence or passport)

- Detailed Curriculum Vitae

- Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

- Academic/business references (ideally one academic and one business). These are not required for Business programmes

Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements including English language if applicable.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

- A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, work permit (if applicable) and passport

- The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation.

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the Admissions Office for an application form.

For further information please contact:
The Postgraduate Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: admissions@dbs.ie
W: www.dbs.ie

NON-EU Applicants:
Non-EU Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

- Academic Transcripts (original and official english translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS do not need to provide this documentation

- Proof of Identification (passport)

- Detailed Curriculum Vitae

- Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English

- Academic/business references (ideally one academic and one business). These are not required for Business programmes

- A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) card, work permit (if applicable)

Please see programme content for any course specific additional application procedures and specific minimum entry requirements.

Applications can be made online at www.dbs.ie or by contacting the International Admissions Office for an application form. For further information please contact:

The International Admissions Office
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
T: +353 1 4177500
F: +353 1 4177543
E: international@dbs.ie
W: www.dbs.ie

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