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.
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