The MLIS programme is designed to prepare university graduates for professional careers in library and information careers.
MLIS Library & Information Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The Masters in Library and Information Studies programme is designed to prepare university graduates for careers as information or library professionals. An internationally recognised qualification.
It gives access to a wide range of careers in the information economy, including librarianship.
The curriculum includes a research based project.
Vision and Values Statement
The UCD School of Information and Communication Studies strives to educate students to become the leaders, policy makers, and designers of information systems and services in the evolving information society. The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and the Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (GradDip) programmes instill professional ethics and social responsibility, foster lifelong continuing professional education, and provide opportunities for active engagement with diverse communities. Our modules are offered in face-to-face, blended, and online classrooms. Reflective practices and collaborative work constitute the core of our learning activities.
Articulate knowledge of the key concepts, theories, and issues in library and information studies
Discuss the evolving role of information professionals in cultural, corporate, governmental, and non-governmental institutions
Develop and evaluate information lifecycle, including information seeking, evaluation, use, organisation and management
Assess users' needs in diverse information environments and meeting community and societal needs, including information behaviour, users studies, needs analysis and other forms of active engagement
Engage in discussion pertaining to ethical, technical and technological issues associated with information acquisition, management, presentation and use
Demonstrate management and teamwork competencies, including project management and leadership
Use traditional and digital media effectively, including oral presentations, poster presentations, and social media
Develop, manage and implement the research process in a professional context