The Library Science Program aims to:
- provide quality advising and counseling for students considering to enter the library profession;
- ensure that library science students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values that are fundamental to professional competence in the library and information science field;
- provide general library skills and information literacy training for students;
- provide leadership in the field of Library Science in the country;
- build relationships with students and graduates; and
- develop a culture of continuous improvement.
Bachelor of Library and Information Science
Description of the Program
Based on the Guidelines for the Implementation of CMO 46 s. 2012, this PSG implements the “shift to learning competency-based standards/outcomes-based education.” It specifies the ‘core competencies’ expected of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) graduates “regardless of the type of HEI they graduate from.” However, in “recognition of the spirit of outcomes-based education – which puts premium in the achievement of learning outcomes through different strategies – and in recognition of the typology of HEIs,” this PSG also provides “ample space for HEIs to innovate in the curriculum in line with the assessment of how best to achieve learning outcomes in their particular contexts and their respective missions…”
Policies and standards in the Library and Information Science (LIS) program are necessary for the highest level of quality desired for the education and training of library and information science professionals. They are meant to institutionalize the profession’s central function of providing quality information service to library/ information center clientele or users. Its purpose is to make LIS education responsive to the challenges of society’s changing information needs brought about by rapid technological changes, and in keeping with the need to make LIS professionals globally competitive.
- Demonstrate with mastery the basic skills of technical services: indexing and descriptive cataloging (basic bibliographic data) of information resources in print.
- Manifest a mastery of information and communication technology in the retrieval of information needed by users from various online full text databases, search engines and or information agencies.
- Demonstrate reference skills that recommend, interpret, evaluate and/or use information resources to help users and the community meets particular information needs.
- Apply the wide range of strategies in instructing users in the selection of appropriate tools and techniques for finding information sources / information literacy
- Employ a variety of access tools and strategies for assistance and instruction in the use of the library resources and facilities at Reader’s Services
- Demonstrate analytical skills and information literacy in creating abstracts, path finders, subject bibliographies and employ the indexing techniques in creating access points to aid information retrieval from the library collection.
- Practice the professional and ethical principles/standards of the library profession.