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Library and Information Science Courses in Nigeria

Last updated on July 9, 2020 by The Counselor

Courses Under Library and Information Science Degree

On this article, I am going to list out some Library and Information Science course outlines in Nigeria Universities which you will study before you can to become a Library and Information Science graduate. Normally, a course outline should contain; course name, course description, course hours etc… but I am going to skip that information and go straight to Library and Information Science subjects for university students.

I will only list out the subjects that is, course names which will exclude GST Courses and those courses with part II and III to avoid too much information. There is no guarantee that the listed Library and Information Science subjects (courses) will be fully covered in your school because universities in Nigeria does not use a uniform curriculum. Nevertheless, you will study 97% of Library and Information Science courses listed here.

The following Library and Information Science courses listed here do not follow the traditional course structure and they have been arranged in alphabetical order. Notwithstanding, the list here covers 100 level courses, 200 level courses 300 courses and 400 level courses.


The following are the list of Core Library and Information Science Courses

  • African Library and Information Environment
  • Behavioural & Communication Science
  • Bibliography & Citation Techniques.
  • Change Management
  • Community Analysis
  • Developing Information Infrastructures
  • Economics of Information
  • Education and Information Services
  • Electronic Information Resources
  • Indexing & Abstracting procedure
  • Indexing & Abstracting procedure
  • Industrial Attachment
  • Information Analysis and Repackaging
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Information Organization (Classification)
  • Information Organization
  • Information Resources Development
  • Information Resources in Science & Technology
  • Information Resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Retrieval (Cataloguing)
  • Information Services for Young People
  • Information System Components
  • Introduction to Epistemology
  • Introduction to Information & Communication Technologies
  • Introduction to Information Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to Information Resources
  • Introduction to Information Science
  • Introduction to Information Work
  • Introduction to printing, publishing & book trade
  • Learning & Communication Skills
  • Management of Academic Libraries and Information Centres
  • Management of Archival Information Centres
  • Management of Public Libraries and Information Centres
  • Management of School Media Resource Centres
  • Management of Serials and Government Publications
  • Management of Special Libraries and Information Centres
  • Philosophy and theory of Information
  • Politics of Information
  • Preservation of Information Resources
  • Principles of Information Management
  • Public Relations in Library and Information work
  • Reference and Information services
  • Resource sharing and Networking in Library and Information Centres
  • The library in the Nigerian Society


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