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Library & Information Studies

Who should Apply?

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 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 & Value 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

Articulate knowledge of the key concepts, theories, and issues in library and information studies

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

Demonstrate management and teamwork competencies, including project management and leadership

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

Develop and evaluate information lifecycle, including information seeking, evaluation, use, organisation and management

Discuss the evolving role of information professionals in cultural, corporate, governmental, and non-governmental institutions

Engage in discussion pertaining to ethical, technical and technological issues associated with information acquisition, management, presentation and use

Use traditional and digital media effectively, including oral presentations, poster presentations, and social media

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies (GradDIpLIS)

You will need:

A primary (bachelor's) degree in any subject with a minimum award of second class honours, Grade 2.

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

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.

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

Duration

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

Number of credits

60

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
Foundations of Info Studies IS40600
Research Methods IS40640
Research Theory and Practice IS40820

Stage 1 - Option

Archives and their Users - Advocacy and the Archives Gateway ARCV40040
Managing Records & Information in Public & Private Organisations ARCV40070
Archives preservation ARCV41480
Web Publishing IS30020
Information Architecture: Designing the Web IS30050
Information Ethics IS30370
Digital Storytelling IS30380
People, Information & Communication: Our Information Behaviour
IS40030
Management for Information Professionals IS40370
Research Practice IS40390
The Information Professional as Teacher and Collaborator IS40480
Digital Libraries IS40560
Children & Youth Info Services IS40570
UXD: User-Centered Design IS40610
Research Experience IS40700
Quantitative Data Analysis IS40730
Digital Curation Tools S40750
Research Data Management IS40760
Digital Curation:Core Concept IS40770
Service Learning IS40830
Data & Society IS40840
Scholarly Communication IS40900

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Library & Information Studies FT (W041)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline
17-JUL-2020

Grad Dip Library & Information Studies PT (W098)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline
17-JUL-2020

Course fee

GradDip Library & Information Studies (W041) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6350
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip Library & Information Studies (W098) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4150
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme.For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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