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    BLIS Library & Information Science


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    2. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    3. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    4. LIS101 Introduction To Library And Information Science 3 Core
    5. LIS121 History Of Libraries And Information Centres 2 Core
    6. LIS131 Computers In Information Work 2 Core
    7. LIS141 Introduction To Information Systems, Resources & Services 2 Core
    8. LIS151 Libraries & Society 2 Elective
    9. SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Elective
    10. BSM111 Introduction to Business I 3 Elective
    11. POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Elective
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core
    2. GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core
    3. GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core
    4. LIS112 Libraries And Information Centres Tours/Visits 2 Core
    5. LIS122 Introduction To Library And Information Science II 3 Core
    6. LIS132 Application Of Information Technology In Libraries 2 Core
    7. LIS142 Introduction To Information Literacy 2 Core
    8. LIS152 Creative Media Studies 2 Elective
    9. BSM112 Elements of Management 3 Elective
    10. SOC122 Introduction to Psychology 2 Elective
    11. CMP112 Introduction to Computer Programming 2 Elective
             

    200L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core
    2. GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core
    3. LIS211 Organisation Of Knowledge I 3 Core
    4. LIS221 Marketing Of Libraries & Information Services 2 Core
    5. LIS231 Sociology Of Library And Information Centre 2 Core
    6. LIS241 Reference And Information Services 3 Core
    7. LIS251 Introduction To Libraries Application Software 2 Core
    8. LIS261 Introduction To Information Science 2 Core
    9. LIS271 Information User 2 Core
    10. LIS281 Library Services To The Young 2 Elective
    11. BSM211 Elements of Marketing 2 Elective
    12. SOC261 Sociology of Knowledge and Technology 2 Elective
    13. LIS291 Media Resource Centres And Services 2 Elective
    14. LIS223 Bibliography of Science & Technology 2 Elective
             


    200L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core
    2. GST222 Communication in French 2 Core
    3. LIS212 Organization Of Knowledge II 3 Core
    4. LIS222 Entrepreneurship in Library and Information Science 2 Core
    5. LIS232 Bibliographic Information Systems & Services 2 Core
    6. LIS242 Introduction to Computer Operating Systems 2 Core
    7. LIS252 Database Management 3 Core
    8. LIS262 Types of Libraries 2 Core
    9. LIS272 Telecommunications 2 Elective
    10. LIS282 E-Publishing and Book Trade 2 Elective
    11. LIS292 Library Environment and building 3 Elective
    12. BSM212 Marketing Management 2 Elective
    13. EDU222 Philosophy of Education 2 Elective
             

    300L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core
    2. LIS301 Research Methodology I 3 Core
    3. LIS311 Quantitative Methods 2 Core
    4. LIS321 Technical Services in libraries and Information Centre 2 Core
    5. LIS331 Information Resource Development 2 Core
    6. LIS341 Computer Security 2 Core
    7. LIS351 Information Representation and Repackaging 2 Core
    8. LIS361 Subject Librarian 2 Core
    9. LIS371 Quantitative Measurement of Information 2 Core
    10. LIS381 Learning and Communication Skills 2 Elective
    11. LIS391 Knowledge Management 2 Elective
    12. EDU311 Educational Technology 2 Elective
    13. CMP361 Management Information System 2 Elective
             

    300L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. LIS302 SIWES 6 Core
             

    400L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. LIS401 Library Automation 3 Core
    2. LIS431 Archival & Record Management 2 Core
    3. LIS441 Information Network 2 Core
    4. LIS451 Seminar in Library and Information Science 2 Core
    5. LIS461 Ethical Issues in Information Works 3 Core
    6. LIS471 Serial Management 2 Core
    7. LIS481 Oral Tradition and indigenous Knowledge system 2 Elective
    8. LIS491 Publishing and Book Trade 2 Elective
    9. LIS410 Bibliography of Literature and Social Science 2 Elective
             

    400L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. LIS412 Introduction to information security and cyber terrorism 2 Core
    2. LIS422 Management and Information Systems and Services 2 Core
    3. LIS432 Personnel and Financial Management in Information Systems 2 Core
    4. LIS442 Introduction to Information System and Design 2 Core
    5. LIS452 Research Project 6 Core
    6. LIS462 Rural Information Systems and Services 2 Elective
    7. LIS472 Introduction to theories of Information behaviour 2 Elective
    8. LIS482 Bibliography of Humanities 2 Elective
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    BSM111 Introduction to Business I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The Scope of Business; the Character of Business from social, legal and economic perspectives. Forms of ownership, sole proprietorship, partnership, Corporations: limited/unlimited liability, public limited liability companies, multinational organisations

    BSM112 Elements of Management 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Basic Concepts in Management: Management Principles, Functions of the Manager. Planning: Nature and Purpose the organizing function, Department, Line and Staff Authority, Staffing and Directing: Selection of Employees and Managers, Appraisal of Managers,

    BSM211 Elements of Marketing 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction: Marketing definition, concept, Evolution, Role and Importance, The Marketing System. The Marketing Analysis: Marketing Environment, Buyer Behaviour, Market Segmentation; Market Measurement and Forecasting; Marketing Research. The Marketing M

    BSM212 Marketing Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Application of the fundamental principles of management to the Marketing Function. The Organization, Planning, Control and Co-ordination of the Marketing Function. Organization of the Marketing Plan, Co-ordination and interaction of the whole marketing fu

    CMP112 Introduction to Computer Programming 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Types of Programming languages, Introduction to BASIC, Constants and Variables, Control Structures, Arrays, Functions and subroutines, Data Files and Introduction to Computer Graphics. Student should write, debug and execute programs using a chosen elemen

    CMP361 Management Information System 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Information models and systems: history and motivation for information systems; information storage and retrieval; information management applications; information capture and representation; analysis and indexing; search, retrieval, linking, navigation;

    EDU222 Philosophy of Education 2 Credit Unit
    Description: An introduction to major philosophical ideas which have influenced Educational thought and practices.

    EDU311 Educational Technology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inex

    GST111 Communication in English I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Effective communication and writing in English Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, sentence construction, outlines and paragraphs, collection and organization of materials, punctuation.

    GST112 Communication in English II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Logical presentation of papers, phonetics, instruction on lexis, art of public speaking and oral communication, figures of speech, precise, report writing.

    GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, culture areas of Nigeria and their characterictics, evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, indigene/settler phenomenon, concepts of trade, economic self-relia

    GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Brief history of libraries, library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, study skills (reference services). Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-material, etc, understanding library catal

    GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: History and development of Computer Technology. The why and how of computers. Computer types: Analogue, Digital, and Hybrid, Central preparation, Equipments: Keypunch, starter etc. Data Transmission, Nature, speed and error detection. Data capture and val

    GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy symbolic Local Special symbols in symbolic logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort. The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-

    GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Man- his origin and nature, man and his cosmic environment, scientific methodology, science and technology in the society and service of man, renewable and on-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, environmental effects of chemical plastics,

    GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation, Enterpreneurship in theory and practice; Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and new venture; determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; starting a ne

    GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler p

    GST222 Communication in French 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to French, French Alphabets and Sounds – Writing and Pronounciation, French Syllabus –Writing and Pronounciation, French Words – Writing and Pronunciation, Phrases, Simple Sentences and Pharagaraphs, Conjuction, dialogue Advance Study of Sent

    GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: 1. Soap/Detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making 2. Photography 3. Brick, Nails, screws making 4. Dyeing/textile blocks paste making 5. Rope making 6. Plumbing 7. Vulcanizing 8.

    LIS101 Introduction To Library And Information Science 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Roles of library in society; Library and national development; scope of the field and basic terminology which includes:Definition of data, information, Library and information technology; Brief history of electronic communications, and digital computer systems. Components of communication systems; digital computer, and their interfaces. The electromagnetic wave spectrum and their utilization, and radiation effects.

    LIS112 Libraries And Information Centres Tours/Visits 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of Libraries, Different types of libraries, visits to libraries, information centres, publishing houses, printing presses and allied organizations and institutions to acquaint students with the structure and management of information profession. Written reports will be submitted at the end of the visits.

    LIS121 History Of Libraries And Information Centres 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Outline history of Libraries of the Western World from antiquity to the present; Evolution of Nigerian Libraries from pre-colonial to post-independence period; Islamic scholarship and growth of Arabic collections; Forces in the emergence of modern libraries in Nigeria; Development of Nigerian libraries by types, legislation; Library associations; International Organizations and other external agencies in Nigerian Library development.

    LIS122 Introduction To Library And Information Science II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Scope of the field and definition of basic terminology, problems of growth of knowledge especially in scientific and technological fields; information needs and information gathering techniques; role of computers in information storage and retrieval; principles of designing information system. Introduction to analogue and digital communication; Introduction to telephoning system; Introduction to satellite communication and VSAT. Introduction to computer networks: LAN, WAN, INTERNET as a typical information and communication technology system. Communication media: cable, radio, optical fibre, satellite, and their advantages. Introduction to mobile communication and network.

    LIS131 Computers In Information Work 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course sets to handle introduction to application software, hands-on practical in word processing, PowerPoint, database, spread sheet, and use of information services. Also includes the aspects of Citations, Referencing and bibliography

    LIS132 Application Of Information Technology In Libraries 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to application software, hands-on practical in word processing, power point presentation, database, spreadsheet, and use of Internet services, use of computer technology in library routines; Introduction to web -based technologies, their principles of operation, and application in Library with basic knowledge on how to operate computer, input and out-put data, conduct searches on databases; and roles of IT in the field of librarianship. Modern technologies in libraries and information centres; concept of multi-media information system; non-book communications technology; network and networking using technologies like the internet for e-mail, electronic publishing.

    LIS141 Introduction To Information Systems, Resources & Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of concepts; types of information systems, sources Resources and Services; The relevance of Information systems; resources and services in communication and Information access, retrieval and transfer; The nature and characteristics of information systems, resources and services; digital information systems, resources and services; information access, storage and utilization; user education; ICT application to information resources and services access and management; factors affecting the development of information sources, resources , services in Nigeria

    LIS142 Introduction To Information Literacy 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of Information Literacy; Importance of Information Literacy; characteristics and types of information; Information sources; Information access tools; search strategies; information literacy skills; internet as information provider copyright issues; citation; evaluation of information sources.

    LIS151 Libraries & Society 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Factors determining the establishment and patterns of library services in society with particular reference to developing countries; library as medium of communication and its relationships with other information and communication systems; functions of different types of libraries; information resources in library; oral traditions; illiteracy and libraries; intellectual freedom and censorship; Librarianship as a profession and its professional duties.

    LIS152 Creative Media Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course deals with the fundamentals of scripting across all media. The students will be exposed to the challenges of writing particularly for audio and audio-visual media and developing scriptwriting competency. The course emphasizes the basic principles and techniques of narration, with a focus on creating and/ or following scripting templates, in scripting for the different media will also be explored. The students will undergo practicals in form of assignments, presentations amongst others.

    LIS211 Organisation Of Knowledge I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Standard techniques of identification and description of bibliographic items through descriptive cataloguing using AACR2; Subject cataloguing and classification using different types of classification scheme and Sear list of subject headings and classification systems and filling rules.

    LIS212 Organization Of Knowledge II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Organization of non-book materials using LC and other special classification schemes, faceted classification; application of computers to cataloguing with special reference to MARC21 formats; RDA; and on-line catalogue. Also includes knowledge of AACR2 revised. Management aspects ofLibrary acquisition; various means of library acquisition; order routines; acquisition of foreign publications, conservation and preservation of library materials reprographic services; automation of technical operations.

    LIS221 Marketing Of Libraries & Information Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The art and science of marketing in libraries and other information centres which will be reviewed as a basis for determining the need and type of information and communication media suitable for effective and efficient service delivery in libraries with the aims of dealing with marketing problems in different ways, employing communication tools like advertising and public relations to marketing or promoting products, organization or idea.

    LIS222 Entrepreneurship in Library and Information Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Concepts of entrepreneurship and their application to the management of libraries and information services with emphasis on how to identify opportunities, explore new media trends, and acquire an understanding of the key tools, skills and attitudes for managing innovation. Through project work, students will receive training on how to cope with real problems and choices. In addition, the course will use case studies to cover the practical aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship such as policies, decisions, structures, staffing, compensation, and rewards. Entrepreneurial opportunities in library and information science discipline.

    LIS223 Bibliography of Science & Technology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Discusses scope, characteristics and structure of scientific and technical literature; bibliographic organisations and control; Electronic literature searching and dissemination of scientific information

    LIS231 Sociology Of Library And Information Centre 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Public relations services in library, use of social media in marketing library services, Kind of information users and their work environment; users’ information seeking behaviour patterns; users of information; user studies; user education.

    LIS232 Bibliographic Information Systems & Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Concepts, nature, scope, characteristics and structure of bibliography; bibliography and literature in social science, humanities, science and technology; bibliographic organization and control; electronic literature searching and information retrieval processes; bibliographical organization; control services; legal deposit; international organizations concerned with documentation relating to Africa; role of modern technology in bibliography.

    LIS241 Reference And Information Services 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Evolution, theory and objectives of reference services; reference queries/questions; techniques of literature searching; abstracting and indexing services; current awareness; Selective dissemination of information (SDI) and translation services; reference and information services in different types of libraries; organization and evaluation of reference services; status of reference and information services in Nigerian Libraries.

    LIS242 Introduction to Computer Operating Systems 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course aims at introducing the students to the concepts, principles and practice of operating systems with a view to making them capable of working with different operating systems in information work Course Outline include: Concepts of operating system; Relationship between operating system and other application software; Introduction to MS-DOS; MS-DOS internal and external commands Introduction to windows operating systems i.e. Windows 95,2000, 8, 10, etc. Exploring your computer: task bar and start button, my computer, windows explorer, network neighbourhood, customizing your desktop, working with programmes, adding and deleting programmes, starting and quitting programmes; Managing files and folders: creating folders; finding folders, copying files and folders; copying files. Comparison between Operating Systems; Operating Systems in information work

    LIS251 Introduction To Libraries Application Software 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to Library application software packages, Databases, electronic softwares applicable to libraries, such as TEEAL, KOHA, AGORA,

    LIS252 Database Management 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction: Database Systems vs. File Systems, terminology. Three levels of data abstraction, Database Languages, System Architecture of a Database System, Classification of Data Base Management System(DBMS). Data Modelling: Conceptual Model, Internal Model, External Model and Physical Model, Entity-Relationship (ER) Model, Types, ER Diagrams. Semantic object mode; Process of Database Design:Requirement Analysis, Conceptual Database Design, Database Schema Design.

    LIS261 Introduction To Information Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of concepts Emergence and scope of Information science; Theories of Information and Communication and transfer; Information Life cycle; conceptual structure and methodology of Information Science; Principles of Information Processing, storage and retrival of human cognition; Nature and characteristics of Information explosion and overload; Information theories and models of information behaviour and management; perspectives of information security, storage and dissemination; Information systems and evaluation; information representation, Organisation and control; Internet and Information Science; Role of information in modern society; relationship of information Science; Role of Information in modern Society; Relationship of information Science with other disciplines.

    LIS262 Types of Libraries 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to Different types of Libraries, Types of staff that manage the Libraries, kinds of resources found in such Libraries, Locations of libraries, types of services offred in different types of libraries

    LIS271 Information User 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    LIS272 Telecommunications 2 Credit Unit
    Description: An overview of modes of communication used by human beings from preliterate to literate societies. Functions and limitations of advances mode in modern times in 6th verbal and non -verbal communication will similarly be examined. Definition of what contemporary communication entaLIS will also be examined. Relationship and continuum between information and communication.

    LIS281 Library Services To The Young 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Structure and functions of Nigerian primary and secondary education, functions of school libraries and media resource centres; evolution of school libraries and media resource centres; standards; personnel, collection; services and management; development and problems of school libraries and media resource centres and services in Nigeria.

    LIS282 E-Publishing and Book Trade 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A brief history of printing and publishing from the earliest times to the present day; Manuscripts development and editing; author-publisher, publisher-printer relationships; marketing and promotion techniques; intellectual property laws; electronic publishing and use of modern technologies in publishing; problems of publishing in Nigeria. Its features includes e-book editing and copy editing in the digital platform, online publishing of books, magazines, newspapers and other content. The course studies also editing symbols and proofing symbols; publishing and the use of graphics design tools such as CorelDraw and Adobe Suite among others.

    LIS291 Media Resource Centres And Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Audio-Visual resources as means of communication; educational functions and users of various types of non-print media (e.g. slide films, opaque, overhead and motion picture projectors, audio recording photography etc) ; selection and acquisition, organization, storage and evaluation of A-V materials, bibliographic control; maintenance of media centres.

    LIS292 Library Environment and building 3 Credit Unit
    Description:

    LIS301 Research Methodology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Nature and purpose of research in Information and Library Studies and types of research; survey, historical/ documentary and experimental; steps in research; statement of problem; review of literature, data collection and analysis; conclusion and recommendation. Also, introduction to basic statistical concepts and calculations of descriptive statistics; Application of quantitative and qualitative techniques in Library and Information discipline

    LIS302 SIWES 6 Credit Unit
    Description: Students undergo at least TWELVE weeks of supervised field experience in any approved library and information centre in Nigeria during institution’s long vacation. It is expected that students write a report and defend the report at the end of the activity

    LIS311 Quantitative Methods 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Application of statistics in library and information science; review of probability as a measure of uncertainty, sample points and events, combination of events. Binomial, Exponential, Normal, Gamma, Chi-Squared distributions; probability function, mean, variance, and moment generating function. Joint probability distribution and joint probability density function, marginal distribution, expected value, covariance and correlation; Statistical independence; Transformation of variable; Moment and moment generating function; Linear combination of random variable; Multinomial and Normal Bi-variant distributions. Sampling distribution of, and S2; Central Limit Theorem; Approximation for discrete distributions; Sampling distribution for T and F. Point Estimation: Biased and unbiased estimator; principle of minimum variance unbiased estimation; Method of moment; Maximum Likelihood estimation. Interval Estimation: Population mean and difference between two populations mean using z - distribution and t- distribution.

    LIS321 Technical Services in libraries and Information Centre 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course sets to expose students to various routine activities that are carried out manually. Activities such as the concept of stamping, labelling, books accessioning, filing, importance of book pocket and date due. Use and application of IT and application software in cataloguing and classifying materials. Such as KOHA and other library integrated software packages. Reprographic services.

    LIS331 Information Resource Development 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Criteria and responsibility for the selection of library materials; book selection tools, the role of subject specialists; censorship; weeding and discarding stock; assessment and evaluation of collections; problems of acquisition of Africana collections and other resources.

    LIS341 Computer Security 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Fundamental of Computer security. Risk analysis in Computer security. Hardware and software Security Control, Viruses. Encryption and Cryptography Techniques. SecurityModels. Telecommunication security: Fundamental, Issues, Objective and threats, Security Services, Distributed system Security, The trusted network Interpretation, TNI Security Services, AIS interconnection issues, firewalls (gateway Application, cost and effectiveness). Database security: security of Multi-level database. Legal Issue and current legislation: Computer Crime, software violation, Crimes Privacy considerations, corporate policy, Managerial Issues, government-based security standards.

    LIS351 Information Representation and Repackaging 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course aims at acquainting students with the theoretical foundations underlying indexing and abstracting; to build an awareness of the problems involved in preparing different types of indexes; constructing a thesaurus; using existing general subject headings LISt for indexing and assigning subject headings in information retrieval system ; subtract preparation. Creating an awareness of the bibliographic problems is achieved by (a) in-house indexes; (b) commercial indexes; (c) abstracting journals. Familiarization of students with the state of the art in indexing, abstracting and thesaurus construction in the digital age.

    LIS361 Subject Librarian 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduces participants to different kinds of library practices and profession. Librarianship in Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Medicals. Different subject coverage

    LIS371 Quantitative Measurement of Information 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Quantitative Measurement of information. Application of technology to quantitative measurement in Libraries and Information centres

    LIS381 Learning and Communication Skills 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of concepts; essences, types and styles/methods of reading and learning skills; introduction to effective reading and learning; essence and types of communication; levels and channels of communication; communication patterns, languages use of skills in communication; communication for academic purposes; oral communication; body language and non-verbal communication and impression management; communication in organisations; public speaking and presentation skills; technical communication; development communication; communication techniques in libraries and Information centres and ICT application to communication in libraries and information centres in Nigeria

    LIS391 Knowledge Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition and conceptualization of knowledge management; Application of knowledge Management in Library and Information Science; Problems and prospects of knowledge management

    LIS401 Library Automation 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition; planning; automation processes including serial control acquisitions; circulation; cataloguing; reference services; national and international examples of successful automated bibliographic systems and library automation in developing countries; status of library automation in Nigeria; hands-on application of appropriate software, problems of automation in Nigeria. Retrospective conversion

    LIS410 Bibliography of Literature and Social Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Nature and scope of the social sciences; characteristics and structure of social science literature; bibliographic organisation and control; programmes and services of national and international institutions and organisations

    LIS412 Introduction to information security and cyber terrorism 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Everyday care of library resources and equipment; history of paper making; causes and prevention of damage to paper; agents of paper destruction; biological and environmental factors affecting information resources; preservation processes and special storage facilities; precautionary measures.

    LIS422 Management and Information Systems and Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Management principles and practices are taught in this course including finance, personnel management, strategy, operations management etc. It considers the analysis and interpretation of governance issues in library; total quality management; management principles by different school of thoughts (Henry Fayol, Manslow), etc.

    LIS431 Archival & Record Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of concepts; management of archival materials, documentation and management of information records in various organizations; development and problems of archival management; special collections, museum and the library

    LIS432 Personnel and Financial Management in Information Systems 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to personnel management; recruitment, supervision and control; training and development. Introduction to financial management; management of Library Budget; budgeting systems; Library income and expenditure, etc.

    LIS441 Information Network 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    LIS442 Introduction to Information System and Design 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to makerspace, three-dimensional modelling and Representation: Representation and modelling of objects; polygonal representation vs. solid modelling methods. Viewing and camara control. Frames of reference viewing system 3d transformations, illumination models including ambient, diffuse, and specular lights. Image processing: basics of representing, storing, displaying and manipulating 2D images. Texture mapping; How to map an image onto the surface of a 3d object, including texture subdivision, texture replication and texture blending.

    LIS451 Seminar in Library and Information Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Presentations, workshop, discussions and interaction. Each student must present one seminar and be present at all library seminars.

    LIS452 Research Project 6 Credit Unit
    Description: A topic on any aspect of library and information science, selected by a student, and written under direct supervision of faculty/department staff member will be taken. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of research and statistical/methods, through the use of data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques

    LIS461 Ethical Issues in Information Works 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course explores the role of ethics in professional work and life experiences with special reference to library and information professionals adhering strictly to code of conduct and ethics of the profession. The course deals with the following issues: striving for excellence in professional work, adherence to code of conduct, responsibility to members of the profession, to industry, to the community and general society.

    LIS462 Rural Information Systems and Services 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The Nigerian Rural setting; occupation and recreation; needs assessment; library and information programmes and resources; identification of and cooperation with change agents and local power elites

    LIS471 Serial Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definitions; role of serials in information dissemination; selection; acquisition, organization; and storage of serials in print and electronic; general serial management; problems of bibliographic control; user access via indexing and abstracting services.

    LIS472 Introduction to theories of Information behaviour 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Kinds of information users and their work environment; a user’s information seeking behaviour patterns; users of information; user studies; user education, theories of information users

    LIS481 Oral Tradition and indigenous Knowledge system 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of Oral Literature; Oral Knowledge of the history and culture of a people; oral literature as source materials for research; problems and prospects of preservation; storage and retrieval; role libraries in collection, transcription and documentation.

    LIS482 Bibliography of Humanities 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    LIS491 Publishing and Book Trade 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Problems of books in Africa (Nigeria) ; Books for various categories of readers, the multi-national publishers; indigenous publishing; government and individuals as publishers; bookshops and bookselling; problems of marketing and distribution

    POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to the nature and language of politics and how it is being practiced. The course gives students insights to the definitions, scope, methods and approaches to the study of Political Science. It also highlights concepts as we

    SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This involves the presentation of concepts and descriptive materials of sociology clearly and illustratively in order to make these becomes part of the students’ working vocabulary and critical tools for identifying and understanding the working of Societ

    SOC122 Introduction to Psychology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to the relationship between the functioning of social systems and the behavior and attitude of individuals

    SOC261 Sociology of Knowledge and Technology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course focuses on social determination of knowledge. Examination of science and technology as social and cultural institutions. Similarities and differences between scientific modes of thinking and those governing other human activities. Technology an
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