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.
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.
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.
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.