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    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN THE EMIRATES MLIS @ ABU DHABI LIBRARIANS NETWORK AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN THE EMIRATES MLIS @ ABU DHABI LIBRARIANS NETWORK Presentation Transcript

    • COLLEGE OF COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MASTER OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • • AUE which was established in 2007, is an aspiring leader in the field of domestic and international education. • AUE is taking challenges and responsibilities of the new millennium at a social, environmental, economic, security, and cultural levels.
    • • It is believed that by 2025, AUE will be acknowledged as a notable and recognized regional university. • AUE Academic Vision: - Research - Sharing of Knowledge - Teaching and Learning
    • AUE • It has Six undergraduate colleges College of Business Administration College of Law College of Media and Mass Communication College of Computer Information Technology College of Fine Arts and Design College of Education • AUE has three graduate programs: Masters of Business Administration Masters of Arts in Diplomacy Masters in Library and Information Science
    • MASTER IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PROGRAM
    • Program Definition Program Title Master of Library Information Science and Name and Level of Main Master of Art in Library and Award Information Science Mode of Attendance F-Time / P-Time Duration of the Program One Year and Half Full Time or Two Years on Part Time basis Awarding Body American University in the Emirates Location of Delivery Dubai (UAE)
    • Program Overview The MLIS program at the AUE focuses on the following: • Latest knowledge and professional skills needed for success in the workplace. • Producing information workers who possess the knowledge, skills and competencies to manage and operate effectively in the age of information explosion. • Laying the foundation upon which students may launch exciting careers in library and information sector.
    • Program Mission Prepare MLIS graduates to assume professional and managerial roles in varied and evolving library and information fields, and promote LIS education in the UAE and the region so as to contribute to its development in the Gulf area.
    • Program Goals, Objectives, and Performance Indicators Four main goals each with a set of objectives and performance indicators. Goal 1: Offer a graduate degree program that will impart the required knowledge and competencies to enable graduates to deliver quality library and information services. Goal 2: Provide hands-on experiences in library and information profession.
    • Program Goals, Objectives, and Performance Indicators • Goal 3: Enable graduates to perform effectively in the library and information profession. • Goal 4: Provide graduates with a foundation for pursuing doctoral level education in Library and Information Science.
    • Program Learning Objectives The program goals and learning objectives have given special attention to learning outcomes to be achieved.… to ensure that MLIS graduates exit the program with: • Ability to respond flexibly and creatively to local and global changes. • ICT skills to gather, process and deliver information. • Ability to take up roles at the managerial level. •Social and interpersonal skills. •Ability to deal with a range of users.
    • Program Learning Objectives (cont…) • Ability to use a range of information resources to satisfy users’ needs. • Ability to conduct research. • Ability to identify and comply with the standards and ethics of information dissemination and use. • Ability to address the challenges faced by information institutions in the UAE and the region.
    • Who is the program for ? The MLIS program is designed for: • Library and information professionals who want to improve their career prospect. • Graduates from AUE and any other accredited academic institution, who seek advanced education in the field of Library and Information Science. • Graduates who seek to increase their job opportunities.
    • Rationale of the Program The program design is based on a clear perception of what the library and information profession in the UAE and the region requires in the present time and in the coming future. On the one hand •Libraries are undergoing enormous changes. •Staff is witnessing a competency shift. •Greater expectations from a diverse user community. •Need to respond to the complex and changing needs of different user groups locally and reach out the global community.
    • Rationale of the Program (cont…) On the other hand • HH Sheikh Nahyan the Minister of HESR (2008) “There is • • • o o o urgent need to launch library, information & archival studies” Sustained shortage of qualified staff. NCDR (2008) study 5000 archivists. Boumarafi’s (2002) study showed: The need for 12680 librarians for university, school & public libraries. Library & Information profession is expatriate predominant. UAE nationals are very under represented. More opportunities for information workers in the K-economy.
    • Admission Requirements • A Bachelor in any discipline with a GPA no less than 2.5. • TOEFL score of 550 or higher. • 11 courses totaling 36 credit hours that include: o 9 Core Courses for a total of 30 Credit Hours. o 2 Elective courses for a total of 6 Credit Hours.
    • Curriculum Core Courses No. Course Title Cr. Hr. 1 Introduction to Library and Information Science 3 2 Information and Communication Technologies in Libraries and Information Centers 3 3 Resource Management in Library & Information Institutions 3 4 Knowledge Organization and Representation 3 5 Collection Development and Management 3 6 Information Storage and Retrieval 3 7 Research Methodology 3 8 Internship (After Completion of 30 Cr. Hr. in LIS) 3 9 Thesis (After Completion of 27 Cr. Hr. in LIS) 6
    • Curriculum (cont…) Free Elective Courses No Course Title Cr. Hr. 1 Information Sources and Services 3 2 Introduction to Archives & Records Management 3 3 Marketing Libraries and Information Services 3 4 Digital Libraries 3 5 Special Libraries 3 6 Electronic Publishing and Information Industry 3 7 Metadata 3 8 Information Technology and Archives 3
    • Assessment Strategy Students are assessed in a number of different modes and according to a variety of criteria. It is important to understand that assessment is closely connected to both teaching methodology and learning outcomes in all cases. Teaching outcomes in the courses will give specific achievement targets, part of whose purpose is to allow precise assessment and evaluation. It is important that assessment should not be seen as solely judge mental, for it is also closely connected to the learning process.
    • JOB OPPORTUNITIES • Academic Libraries. • School Libraries. • Libraries under various Ministries and National Bodies. • Public Libraries. • Archives • Special Libraries • Publishing & book trade industry • Newspaper and Other Media Libraries • Information Providers
    • Thank you very much for your valuable Time