MSc. in Information and Library Management

Introduction

The programme is designed for graduates of all disciplines wishing to pursue a career in Information and Library Management on a professional level. The programme also enables existing library personnel to obtain a professional library qualification for promotional purposes.

The MSc in Information and Library Management provides learners with the applied professional knowledge and competencies required of a manager within the information and library sector.  

A key feature of the programme is the Personal and Professional Development module which allows the learner to enhance their employability through the development of key transferable skills.

 

Key features include:

• The programme is recognised by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI).
• The programme provides learners with a rigorous academic foundation in and a systematic understanding of the principles, theory and application of information and library management incorporating a contemporary skill set central to the profession.

• The learner will acquire strong analytical skills that will allow them to identify and critically evaluate technological, political, social, regulatory and economic changes affecting the information and library environment.

• The programme enables learners to attain the ability to solve practical and complex problems within a variety of information and library environments.

• The programme facilitates the acquisition of transferable skills such as leadership, advocacy, communication and IT skills through the Personal and Professional Development module.

• A 3 week work placement in a library and or information management setting. For part-time students this can be facilitated around any work commitments an individual may have. If an individual has prior work experience in any of the above they are exempt from placement.  
• The programme focuses on employability via a Personal and Professional development module and an annual Careers Expo

 

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must hold:

• A minimum Second Class Honours Degree (2.2) in a Level 8 award in any discipline from a recognised third level institution or equivalent qualification.

• An IELTS score of a minimum 6.5 or equivalent, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English.