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Library & Information Studies

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.

Programme Outcomes

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

Entry requirements

Applicants should present with a primary (bachelor's) degree in any subject with an overall score of 2.1 or higher.

A minimum of 6 weeks' experience working in a library or information environment.

Names and contact details of two referees who can assess their intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

While applications are accepted up to August of the year of entry, offers are made to suitably qualified candidates on a first-come-first-served basis so early application is recommended. Entry to the programmes is very competitive and the number of places is limited.

Please note that while it is necessary to have experience of work in a library or information environment before commencing the MLIS, you may apply for a place before obtaining this experience. If you don’t have experience, you should indicate what plans you have to fulfill this requirement.

Duration

W006: 1 year full-time, W099: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Our Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) programme allows students to earn degrees that are accredited by professional organizations and are internationally recognised. These degrees qualify students to work as library and information professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Recent graduates have dynamic careers as Chief Information Officers, Library Directors and Knowledge Managers.

ICS also has vibrant research programmes and activities. Some MLIS students continue their studies to take PhD or MLitt degrees at the School.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Claire Nolan
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 8360

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Org of Info, Cat&Metadata
IS40520

Information & Reference Services
IS40530

Research Methods
IS40590

Foundations of Info Studies
IS40600

Stage 1 - Option

Archives sustainability and preservation management
ARCV40030

Archives and their Users - Advocacy and the Archives Gateway
ARCV40040

Managing Records & Information in Public & Private Organisations
ARCV40070

Web Publishing
IS30020

Information Architecture: Designing the Web
IS30050

Cybersociety? Technology, Culture and Communication
IS30070

Managing Information Technology for Information Professionals
IS30340

The Digital Self
IS30350

Information Ethics
IS30370

Digital Storytelling
IS30380

Management for Information Professionals
IS40370

Research Practice
IS40390

The Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator
IS40480

System Analysis & Design
IS40500

Digital Libraries
IS40560

Research Study
IS40580

UXD: User-Centered Design
IS40610

Digital Curation Tools
IS40620

Digital Curation:Core Concepts
IS40630

Research Data Manangement
IS40650

Thesis
IS40710

Capstone Project
IS40720

Quantitative Data Analysis
IS40730

Application date

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:

MLIS FT (W006)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MLIS PT (W099)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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