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Library & Information Studies

As we approach the second decade of the 21st century, our society places an ever-growing demand on professionals to operate in a digital and information management environment and to possess advanced subject knowledge in different industries.  The changing nature of society has brought a growing demand for knowledge and information at work, in education and in daily life. Librarians, information managers, archivists, knowledge managers and many other information professionals are meeting that demand by providing effective access to information resources and services.

Library and Information Studies provides a range of career opportunities for students interested in those sectors. Available courses are in information and library management, teacher-librarianship, digital information management, knowledge management, conservation and preservation.

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A properly set up and managed archives ensures that authentic and reliable historical records are preserved to document the major development and history of an organization.
PT
Start 18 JUN 2019 (TUE)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$10,600
Records are an essential tool and valuable resources for good business and efficient administration.
PT
Start 03 DEC 2019 (TUE)
Duration 6 months
Fee HK$10,600
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Master of Information Studies provides students with in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment.

This distance learning programme, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and internationally by other library associations.

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies is the Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies.

Credit exemption would be given to students with relevant academic qualifications in library and information management and / or working experience.

PT
Start 15 JUL 2019 (MON)
Duration 16 months to 44 months
Fee For Master of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject

For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* per 4 credit points subject

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (GDIS) is the Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies. It provides students with in-depth understanding of the contemporary information environment and competencies for performing in a variety of information sectors.
 
This distance learning programme, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, is supplemented by local tutorials. The obtained qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association.
 
Students having Bachelor's degree in non-library discipline choosing to exit with GDIS need to complete seven core subjects and two practical subjects.
 
Diploma in Teacher Librarianship holders will receive special credit exemption.
PT
Start 15 JUL 2019 (MON)
Duration 28 months
Fee For Master of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject
For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (i.e. MIS core subjects):
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* per 4 credit points subject

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
The programme aims to train students to become professional archivists by providing them with a broad and enriched learning experience covering a full spectrum of principles and methodology in managing records and archives throughout their life-cycle and in setting up and managing an archival institution.
 
PT
Start 11 SEP 2019 (WED)
Duration 12 months
Fee HK$36,000
The programme is designed for archivists or those engaging in records management related functions who wish to update their professional knowledge and skills, widen their international exposure and obtain an academic qualification for their profession. All lectures and seminars are conducted by academics and archives specialists that are prominent experts in the subjects they teach.
PT
Start 04 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 3 weeks
Fee Overseas students : HK$14,300
Local students : HK$14,300
(course fee subject to revise)
Charles Sturt University, Australia
This distance-learning course, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. It is for those interested in the field of library, information, records, archives and knowledge management.
 
The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and other international library associations.
 
Exemption will be granted to graduates of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management.
 
Upon completion of 13 8-point subjects and 2 4-point practical subjects, students can exit with an intermediate award of Advanced Diploma in Library and Information Science awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
PT
Start 18 NOV 2019 (MON)
Duration 24 months to 48 months
Fee HK$12,000* per 8 point subject; HK$6,000* per 4 point subject.

HK$132,000* (for HDLIM graduates)
HK$288,000* (for Non HDLIM graduates)
Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
This programme aims to provide vocational training for library assistants and those working in children's and / or school libraries. This English class shares a common examination with the Chinese class.

Contents of the programme:
Part 1  Library Services and Procedures
Part 2  General Library Principles and Practice
Part 3  Children’s and School Libraries
Part 4  Practical Lessons and Visits to Libraries

PT
Start 24 SEP 2019 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
課程為圖書館助理、兒童圖書館及學校圖書館從業員提供職業訓練,讓學員能掌握日常工作的技巧,成為圖書館及資訊行業的人才。中文班和英文班學員將參與同一期終試。
課程內容:
1. 圖書館服務與工作程序
2. 一般圖書館原理及實務
3. 兒童圖書館及學校圖書館
4. 實習課及參觀圖書館
PT
開課日期 2019年9月26日 (星期四)
修業期 1年
This course aims to develop teacher librarians in the skills and knowledge to manage a school library, to build up resources for curriculum development, to assist in teaching and learning and to cultivate in students the attributes of independent inquiry skills. It also develops teacher librarians with personal and professional competencies in resources planning, management and discovery, collaboration among different users, leadership, as well as use of information technology and research methods.
 
PT
Start 05 OCT 2019 (SAT)
Duration 2 years