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Comprehensive List of Courses Studied in Library and Information Science, Imo State University

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Comprehensive List of Courses Studied in Library and Information Science, Imo State University

In revising and redesigning this course outline, the following have been taken into consideration:

  • National Universities Commission (NUC) latest report on Minimum Academic Standard (MAS) for library and information science;
  • University and Faculty requirements;
  • Recent developments in Library and Information Science; and
  • National and international library practice.

Below is the comprehensive list of all the courses studied in the Department of Library and Information Science, Imo State University, Owerri From 100 level down to 400 level the final.

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Year One (100 Level)

First Semester

General Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
GST 101 Uses of English I 2
GST 103 Philosophy and Logic I 2
GST 105 Citizenship Education 2
Core/Compulsory Courses
LBS 101 Introduction to Librarianship 3
LBS 103 Introduction to Information Science I 2
LBS 105 History of Books and printing 2
LBS 107 History of Nigerian libraries 2
FRN 101 Elementary French I 2
Elective/Borrowed Courses (6 Units) 6
Total 23

Second Semester

General Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
GST 102 Use of English II 2
GST 104 Philosophy and logic 2
GST 106 History and Philosophy of Science 2
GST 108 Entrepreneurship 2
Core/Compulsory Courses
LBS 102 Library and society 2
LBS 104 Multimedia Librarianship 2
LBS 106 Introduction to Information science 2
FRN 102 Elementary French II 2
Elective/Borrowed Courses (6 Units) 2
Total 20
Grand Total 43 Units

Year Two (200 Level)

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 211 Organization of Knowledge 2
LBS 223 Introduction to Library Management 2
LBS 235 Collection Development and Use 2
LBS 241 Information System and Networking 2
LBS 243 Oral Tradition and Cultural Literature 2
LBS 251 Library Automation 2
LBS 261 References Sources and Services I 2
LBS 271 Practical Laboratory Work I 2
LBS 281 The Information User 2
Elective/Borrowed Course (2/3 Unit) 2/3
Total 20/21

Second Semester

Core/Compulsory Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 212 Cataloguing and Classification I 3
LBS 230 Introduction to Computer 2
LBS 242 Community Information Service 2
LBS 254 Information Storage and Retrieval 2
LBS 262 Reference Source and Services II 2
LBS 262 Reference Source and Services II 2
LBS 264 Management of Technical Services 2
LBS 272 Practical Laboratory Work II 2
Elective/Borrowed Course (2/3 Units) 2/3
Total 18/19
Grand Total 38/40 Units

Year Three (300 Level)

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 311 Cataloguing and Classification II 2
LBS 321 Personnel Mgt. in Lib. & Infor. Institution 2
LBS 331 Resources and Services in the Humanities 2
LBS 341 Introduction to bibliography 2
LBS 343 Resources and Services in Education 2
LBS 351 Public Relation in Libraries 2
LBS 337 Publishing and the Book Trade 2
LBS 365 Library Services to Children/Special Groups 2
Elective/Borrowed Course (2/3) 2/3
Total 18/19

Second Semester

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Core/Compulsory Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 314 Indexing and Abstracting 2
LBS 316 Advanced Cataloguing & Classification 2
LBS 324 School Media Resource Center Management 2
LBS 332 Resources and Services in social sciences 2
LBS 342 Serials Management 2
LBS 356 Research Methods in Library Science 2
LBS 366 Library Technologies 2
LBS 376 Preservation & Conservation of Infor. Resources 2
LBS 374 SIWES 3
Elective/Borrowed Course (2/3) 2/3
Total 21/22
Grand Total 39/41

Year Four (400 Level)

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 411 Advanced Library management 2
LBS 421 Academic Library Management 2
LBS 423 Public/National Library Management 2
LBS 431 Resources & Services in Science & Technology 2
LBS 441 Management Information Systems (MIS) 2
LBS 451 Government Information Sources 2
LBS 453 Online/Internet Information Search 2
LBS 455 Practical Bibliographic Project 2
LBS 471 Visits to Libraries & Information Institutions 2
Total 18

Second Semester

Core/Compulsory Courses

Course Code Course Title Units
LBS 422 Special and Research Libraries 2
LBS 432 Libraries and Information Service Policies 2
LBS 450 Project 6
LBS 452 Issue & Themes in Library & Infor. Science 2
LBS 460 Entrepreneurship in Librarianship 2
LBS 482 International & Comparative Librarianship 2
LBS 484 Archives & Record Management 2
Total 18
Grand Total 36

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