Information is a key resource for individual, organizational, national and international development. It must therefore be generated, processed, stored, and disseminated. However, because it is a non-dynamic resource, the above activities cannot happen by themselves. Therefore, there must exist a body of information professionals with extensive theory (knowledge) and practical training (competence and skills) in order to effectively manage this information. Based on the above, the Polytechnic created this department in 2015 under the Faculty of Applied Science to train people to man the various libraries and information centres in the country and beyond.
To be a Centre of Excellence for producing the nation’s library and information science experts.
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Enable the student to understand and appreciate the functions and purpose of library in a changing social and academic environment.
- Produce Library and Information Science officers who will be capable of performing functions in Libraries and information Centres in the nation and beyond.
- Equip all unskilled staff working in libraries and other information centres with knowledge and skills to ensure proper organisation and dissemination of information in all institutions for their proper functioning using modern technologies
- Develop the skills to manage the Electronic Libraries in a digital environment and to provide the advanced skills in computer and its application in library and information activities.
The Department of Information Science currently runs two programmes on part-time basis. These are:
- Diploma in Library and Information Science
- Professional Diploma in Library and Information S cience