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Library & Information Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
The Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies programme is designed to prepare university graduates for professional careers in library and information work. 

It gives students access to a wide range of careers in libraries and the information industry.

It has an inter-disciplinary content, spanning both theory and practice.

It is open to graduates of all disciplines.

The Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies provides students with an opportunity for advanced graduate study and an introduction to research in Information and Library Studies.

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

Demonstrate research competencies to develop, manage, and implement research in a professional context

Duration

W041: 1 year full-time, W098: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Our Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies (GradDIpLIS) programme allows students to earn degrees that are accredited by professional organizations. These degrees qualify students to work as library and information professionals. The Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree has greater international recognition and is the recommended qualification for those students who are eligible to apply for it.

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

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. No

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:

Grad Dip Library & Information Studies FT (W041)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

Grad Dip Library & Information Studies PT (W098)
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

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!