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Diploma in Library and Information Systems

College
Community College
Department
Information Technology
Tracks
Commenced Year
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Level
Diploma
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
72 Cr.Hrs
Fees
Duration
2
Language
English
Intake
Fall & Spring
Study Mode
Full Time

Diploma in Library and Information Systems

Mission


The IT Department aims to be a community of students, faculty, and staff centered in the disciplines of Information Technology and Library Systems. We seek to establish a broad understanding of both disciplines and to offer the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE, and the region highly qualified graduates who will serve their community well.


Objectives


A.      Provide students with a general understanding of the library and information field.

B.      Prepare students to work in libraries and information institutions.

C.      Gain awareness of social and ethical issues related to information processing and delivery.

D.      Promote information literacy and life-long learning.

E.       Improve students' ability to communicate and work cooperatively in teams.

 

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

A.      Apply knowledge and skills gained to work effectively in libraries and information institutions.

B.      Utilize information and communication technology to acquire process and disseminate information.

C.      Demonstrate ability to work in teams.

D.      Demonstrate effective communication skills in both, Arabic and English, languages.

E.       Demonstrate understanding of social and ethical issues related to the library and information field.

F.       Develop an appreciation for information literacy and life-long learning.

G.     Acquire knowledge of current issues, trends and emerging technologies in the library and information field.

 

Job opportunities for graduates of 

Diploma in Library &Information 

Systems:

1.   library specialist

2.   Information Specialist

3.   Librarian

4.   Archives and Manuscripts Librarian

5.   Library technician

6.   Assistant Librarian

7.   Cybrarian

8.   Digital Services Librarian

9.   Electronic Resources Librarian

10.     Reader's Advisor

11.     Reference Librarian

12.     Cataloger

13.     Classifier

 

Study Plan: Course List


Course List of DLIS Program

University Requirements (18 credit hours)

PrerequisitePracticalTheoreticalCr. hr.TitleNo
None033Islamic Culture1211212
None033History of Sciences among Muslims1211146
None033Communication Skills in Arabic1211111
None223Introduction to Information Technology1213110
None033Man and the Environment1204113
None033Introduction to Psychology1211147
 21718Total 

 

College Requirements (9 credit hours)

PrerequisitePracticalTheoreticalCr. hr.TitleNo
None033Principles of Management 1212111
None033ESP for IT 1211139
None033Foundation Math  & Statistics1211124
 099Total 


 Compulsory Program Requirements  (33 Credit Hours)

NoTitleCr. hr.TheoreticalPracticalPrerequisite
1213114Introduction to Programming 322None
1213116Introduction to Web Design3221213120
1213215Database Applications322 
1213120Introduction To Library and Info. Science3301213121
1213121Bibliographic Description 13301213120
1213122Information Sources3301213111
1213221Bibliographic Description 23301213122
1213222Information Organization3301213120
1213223Library Information Systems330Summer Semester
1213224Collection Development and Administration3301213120
1213225Information Services330 
1213296Field Training000Completing 54 Cr. Hrs.
 Total33306 


 Elective Program Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

NoTitleCr. hr.TheoreticalPracticalPrerequisite
1213241Professional and Ethical Issues in the IT3301213110
1213226Public and Academic Libraries330 
1213227Management of Library and Info. Centers 330 
1213228Information Marketing3301213120
1213229Selected Topics in Library and Information Sciences330Fourth Semester
 Total15150 

Total Credit Hours 72

 

Study Plan

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
CodeCourse TitleTypeCr. CodeCourse TitleTypeCr.
1211124Foundation Math  & StatisticsUR/C3 1211131ESP for ITCR/C3
1211147Introduction to PsychologyUR/C3 1211111Communication Skills in ArabicCR/C3
1213110Introduction to ITUR/C3 1213121Bibliographic Description 1PR/C3
1213114Introduction to ProgrammingPR/C3 1213245Database ApplicationsPR/C3
1213120Introduction To Library and Info. sciencePR/C3 1213126Introduction to Web DesignPR/C3
1213122Information SourcesPR/C3 1213223Library Information SystemsPR/C3
Total18 Total18


Second Year




Fall Semester Spring Semester
CodeCourse TitleTypeCr. CodeCourse TitleTypeCr.
1212111Principles of ManagementCR/C3 1204113Man and The EnvironmentUR/C3
1211212Islamic CultureUR/C3 1211146History of The Sciences Among MuslimsUR/C3
1213221Bibliographic Description 2PR/C3 1213224Collection Development and AdministrationPR/C3
1213222Information OrganizationPR/C3 1213225Information ServicesPR/C3
 Program ElectivePR/E3  Program ElectivePR/E3
 Program ElectivePR/E3  Program ElectivePR/E3
Total18 Total18

 

 

Summer Semester 
CodeCourse TitleTypeCr. 
1213296Field TrainingPRC0 
Total0 

 

 

Course Types

 

UR/CUniversity Requirements/Compulsory CR/CCollege Requirements/Compulsory
PR/EProgram Requirements/ElectivePR/CProgram Requirements/Compulsory

 

 

Courses Description

 

الثقافة الإسلامية: 1211212:

المتطلب السابق:   لا يوجد

الساعات المعتمدة: 3

يتناول هذا المساق مفهوم الثقافة الإسلامية وأهدافها وأهميتها وخصائصها.  كما يعرف الطالب بمصادرها ويخصّ من تلك المصادر القرآن الكريم والسنّة النبوية ودورهما في الشريعة الإسلامية. ويغطّي المساق أيضا مفهوم الإيمان بكل جوانبه، بما في ذلك الإيمان بالله تعالى والإيمان بالكتب السماوية والملائكة والرسل واليوم الآخر والقدر، بالإضافة إلى تناول موضوع  العبادات وأنواعها وموضوع الأخلاق وأثرها في حياة المسلم.

 


تاريخ العلوم عند المسلمين: 1211146

المتطلب السابق:   لا يوجد

الساعات المعتمدة: 3 (2 ساعة نظري + 2 ساعة عملي )

بيان أهمية العلم في الإسلام ، نشأة العلوم عند المسلمين كالتفسير والحديث والفقه والعربية، الإنجازات التي حققها العلماء المسلمون في ميادين العلوم الشرعية ، وعلوم العربية، إبداعاتهم في العلوم الأخرى كالتاريخ والجغرافيا ، والفلك ، والطب، والصيدلة، والكيمياء، والنبات، والرياضيات، والهندسة، والعمارة، وآثار ذلك في الحضارة الأوروبية والعالمية.

 


اللغة العربية:  1211111

المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

الساعات المعتمدة: 3

يتضمّن المساق المكونات الأساسية والداعمة لتمكين الطلبة من التعبير عن أفكارهم وأغراضهم التخاطبية قراءة وكتابة بلغة عربية سليمة، والتفاعل الإيجابي في مواقف حوارية مختلفة تعبر عن كفاية في الفهم والاستيعاب والطلاقة اللغوية.


 

1213110: Introduction to Information Technology

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 Lab

The course explains a general introduction to computer and information technology concepts. In order to better prepare the students for their professional careers, the course equips the students with the necessary skills to use computers and essential software applications and operating systems effectively. It also addresses the basic concepts of the internet and its importance and services and provides students with basic ethical information that related to information technology.

 


1204113: Man and the environment

Prerequisites:

Course Credits:         3

Introduction to the key concepts and principles on how nature works; understanding of the basic relationships between man and environment; bio-history of man and ecosphere; explanation to demonstrate interconnection between environmental and resource problems and human and must be understood by multidisciplinary, holistic approach; suggestion to the solutions for sustainable healthy environment.

 


مدخل إلى علم النفس : 1211147

المتطلب السابق:   لا يوجد

الساعات المعتمدة: 3

يهدف هذا المقرر إلى تزويد الطلبة بالمفاهيم والمبادئ الأساسية في علم النفس واكتسابهم مهارات التفكير والتفسير لجوانب السلوك الإنساني في مجالات الحياة المختلفة بأسلوب علمي مع التركيز على جوانب التطبيقية للمبادئ والمفاهيم النفسية.

 

 

1212111: Principles of Management

Prerequisites: None.

Course Credits:         3

This is a preliminary course in the applied principles of management. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the role of managers in modern organizations. The focus is on the managerial activities of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling organizational resources. Students are expected to learn techniques of leading and motivating employees, designing effective organizations, understanding organizational cultures, managerial ethics, and controlling resources. This course is fully supported on blackboard.

 


1211131: ESP for IT

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3

ESP for IT 1 (English for Information Technology 1) is a pre-intermediate course that is offered in the first term of specialization to Information Technology students.  It basically aims at equipping students with the necessary language skills they need to cope with the linguistic requirements of their specialization and to use English properly and fluently in the professional environment they are expected to join.  As it draws on a wide range of topics and applications that pertain to computer science and its latest developments, this course seeks to develop all four skills with special emphasis on lexical acquisition and grammatical accuracy. Since the course is oriented towards communication rather than knowledge acquisition in the field of specialization, it gradually trains IT students to interpret and use words appropriately and to formulate grammatically correct statements while talking and writing about computer components, applications, processes, systems, software and various other uses.    

 


1211124: Foundation Math & Statistics

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3

The course covers the basic  mathematical foundation needed by the students such as basic operations, percent, exponents, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, and linear functions. The course also introduces the students to basic tools for exploratory data analysis such as basic statistical graphics, basic numerical summaries of location and spread as well as an introduction to the normal distribution.


 

1213114: Introduction to Programming

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course covers introductory concepts in computer programming using Visual Basic. It focuses on user interfaces; program structure, programming language syntax and implementation details, as well as algorithms are introduced. Variables, constants, input and output handling, decision and looping constructs are presented as the core of the course.

 


1213116: Introduction to Web Design

Prerequisites:             1213110

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for building and evaluating web sites, it covers a range of topics including: basic building blocks of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), websites building tools, creating web sites from scratch, presenting information in lists and tables, adding graphics to websites, changing web pages layout.


 

1213215: Database Applications

Prerequisites: 1213110

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

In this course, the students are introduced to database management systems. The students will learn how to create tables, queries, forms, reports and relationships. In addition, they will learn how to write macros to automate common tasks; and the basics of securing a database.


 

1213120: Introduction to Libraries and Information Sciences

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:3 theory – 0 lab

This course provides students with an overview of the historical development of library and information science. It introduces the different types of libraries and information institutions (national, public, academic, school and special libraries) and their role. It provides an overview of the new trends in libraries and information such as electronic libraries, information centers, library cooperation, professional associations, information sources and services. It reviews the state of the art of libraries and information in the United Arab Emirates.

 


1213121: Bibliographic Description 1

Prerequisites:             1213120

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course will introduce students to the concept of cataloging and its importance in information and knowledge organization and retrieval. It clarifies the important optics in the field such as bibliographic control, types and forms of catalogues, online catalogs, access points and search, MARC, metadata, cataloging of different information sources, especially E-sources, and copy cataloging. It reviews the development of cataloging rules. It introduces universal cataloging rules in general and the American cataloging rules (AACR2) in particular.

 


1213122: Information Sources

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2lab

This course introduces students to information sources, their development and importance to users. It also introduces traditional information sources such as books, reference materials, periodicals, government publications, conference proceedings, dissertations, standards, patents. It presents electronic information sources and train students on their use in the delivery of quality information services.

 


1213221: Bibliographic Description 2

Prerequisites:             1213121

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course introduces students to advanced cataloging which including rules for access points choice, subject cataloging, choice of subject heading using lists of subject headings in Arabic and English, concept of thesauri construction, the descriptors used in bibliographic description, metadata, MARC, XML and RDA.

 


1213222: Information organization

Prerequisites:             1213120

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course introduces the fundamentals and methods for organizing information resources through classification, underlying its importance in information and knowledge retrieval. It discusses the development of Dewey decimal classification and the Library of Congress Classification. It will focus on the use of DDC system its tables, divisions and indexes for the organization of information.

 


1213223: Library Information Systems

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course provides a definition to the concept of library information systems and their use in delivering cooperative and advanced library services. It identifies the specific features and uses of library information systems. It also identifies necessary requirements needed and phases for the development implementations of a library information system, different Software for information storage and retrieval. Computer applications in library work (acquisition, cataloging, classification, lending, serial management, bibliographies, indexes, and other library management work) with applications, problems related to library automation and library technological environment and information security. Examples of online libraries in the Arab world will be exposed.

 


1213224: Collection Development and administration

Prerequisites:             1213122

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course will introduce students to collection development of all information sources, its objectives and importance to users. It will enable students  apply policies and procedures that support the selection, acquisition, evaluation and maintenance of information sources in print and electronic formats, cooperative acquisition and use of the internet in the development of the library collection to achieve the objectives of library and information institution and meet the users' needs

 


1213225: Information Services

Prerequisites:             1213120

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course introduces the concept of information services and its importance identifying the different types of traditional services such as lending, references etc. and identifies and defines innovative services such as bibliographic services, selective dissemination of information, current awareness, and abstracting & indexing services, other services such as translation, photocopying, user instruction and services to users with special needs. It highlights new trends in information services such as online searching, use of information networks and the internet, evaluation of information services including levels, criteria, and preparation of a program for such evaluation.

 


1213296: Field Training

Prerequisites:             54 credit hours accomplished

Course Credits:         0

This course aims to provide students with practical training which exposes them to real life work environments. The training is carried out as a co-op with governmental agencies and local private industries. The course would help the students to bridge between the knowledge acquired at the college and real life work environments. The course leads the students to improve their skills and help them making career decisions.

 


1213241: Professional and Ethical Issues in IT

Prerequisites:             Third semester students

Course Credits:         3

This course introduces students to many professional and ethical issues related to the use of information technology. Topics include:  different ethical theories, security vs. privacy and civil liberties, copyright, email and spam, morality of breaking law, protecting intellectual property, identity theft, and professional ethics.

 


1213226: Public and Academic Libraries

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course will introduce students to all types of libraries with emphasis on academic and public libraries underlying: concept, development, objectives, functions, users, resources, collections, services, and challenges facing them. Examples of academic and public libraries in the country, the region and worldwide will highlighted.

 


1213227: Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab

This course introduces students to the general principles of management underlying the concepts, importance, objectives. It also introduces some advanced concepts such as: decision making, different schools of management, management activities in libraries and information institutions including organization, planning, recruitment, supervision, controlling, leadership, communication, library manpower development and public relations in libraries and information institutions. It also provides students with the new trends and challenges in managing libraries and information centers.


1213228: Information Marketing

Prerequisites:             1213120

Course Credits:         3:3 theory – 0 practical 

This course offers an introduction to marketing in libraries and information institutions, concepts, functions and importance of marketing. It addresses the marketing environment in libraries and information institutions. It provides the student with an opportunity to apply marketing mix to information services (product or service, price, distribution, promotion). It covers information marketing strategy, promotion of information services, market research and online marketing (e-marketing).

 

1213229: Selected Topics in LIS

Prerequisites:             None

Course Credits:         3:2 theory – 2 lab 

The course covers some selected topics which add an additional knowledge to the students in the fields:    digital library, knowledge management, electronic resources metadata, special libraries, learning resource centers, school libraries, special libraries and others. Each topic contains advanced features of a related topic that the students studied before with a particular emphasis on the practical part of that topic. The students will have also the opportunity to learn more interested topics which add a value to their LIS knowledge.