Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

Program Aims (PAs)

The BLIS program aims to:

  1. Provide students with knowledge and skills in the management of library operations, the systematic organization, conservation, preservation and restoration of books, historical and cultural documents and other intellectual properties.
  2. Develop the students’ critical thinking abilities to design, implement and evaluate Library Information processes and programs to meet desired needs and requirements under various constraints;
  3. Equip the students with skills to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of the library information profession for effective organization, use and delivery of learning resource and services.
  4. Prepare the students for lifelong-learning by stimulating their interests, upgrading their skills and encouraging autonomous learning; and,

Produce Library Information professionals who are ever mindful of the Josephian values of faith, communion and service.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Knowledge, Skills & Values

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

A1. Recognize, analyse and interpret the contexts in which information is originated, described, stored, organised, retrieved, disseminated, modified and used.

A2. Identify user’s needs and wants through reference interviews, customers survey, compliant logs, and other means in order to evaluate the effectiveness of current services and improve these and other practices.

A3. Understand library’s automation systems and the use of computer hardware, software and peripherals, including online collaboration tools.

  1. Application

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

B1. Select, evaluate, organize and disseminate print, multimedia, electronic and digital information resources.

B2. Demonstrate logical and systematic approaches   to the accomplishment tasks.

B3. Formulate objectives, policies and processes as well as design and manage resources in anticipation of future educational or organizational changes.

  1. Degree of Independence

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

C1. Participate in continuing education activities organized by library associations and other entities.

C2. Work well in groups and seek ways to build team efforts to solve problems and achieve common goals.

C3.Conduct significant projects that will benefit the library automation system, web cite or email system or develop information technology solutions.


After satisfactorily completing all the requirements leading to a BLIS degree, graduates may qualify for, but not limited to, the following entry level positions:

  • Bibliographer
  • Copy Cataloguer
  • Documentation Officer
  • Library Applications Developer
  • Library Assistant
  • Preservation/ Conservation Officer
  • Records Assistant


Once the LIS graduate has acquired the necessary license, he/she can be employed as:

  • Abstractor
  • Academic Librarian
  • Acquisitions Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Cataloguer
  • Conservator
  • Corporate Librarian
  • Database Librarian
  • Geographic Information Systems Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Information Librarian/ Specialist
  • Law Librarian
  • LIS Faculty
  • Map Librarian
  • Medical Librarian
  • Multimedia / AV Librarian/ Specialist
  • Preservation Librarian
  • Public Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Reference Librarian

Study Plan

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