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Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) | UWC

APS Required

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Duration

3 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum 35 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Librarian: Work as a librarian in academic libraries, public libraries, school libraries, or special libraries, managing library collections, resources, and services to support learning, research, and information needs of library users. Librarians develop library policies, select and acquire library materials, and catalog and classify library resources using metadata standards and library automation systems, and provide reference assistance, information literacy instruction, and reader advisory services to library patrons.
  2. Information Specialist: Serve as an information specialist or information professional in information centers, knowledge management units, or corporate libraries, managing information resources, databases, and digital repositories to facilitate information access and retrieval for users. Information specialists conduct information needs assessments, design information systems, and provide information research and analysis services to support decision-making, research projects, and organizational goals and objectives.
  3. Archivist: Work as an archivist in archives, historical societies, museums, or government agencies, preserving and managing archival collections, records, and artifacts to document and interpret historical events, cultural heritage, and institutional memory. Archivists appraise, arrange, and describe archival materials, and implement preservation strategies and digitization projects to ensure long-term access and usability of archival resources for researchers, scholars, and the public.
  4. Records Manager: Manage records and information assets for organizations, businesses, or government agencies, overseeing records lifecycle management, records retention policies, and compliance with records management standards and regulations. Records managers develop records management plans, implement document management systems, and provide training and support to staff on records handling, storage, and disposal practices to ensure accountability, transparency, and legal compliance in information management.
  5. Digital Asset Manager: Manage digital assets, multimedia resources, and online content for digital libraries, digital repositories, or media organizations, organizing and curating digital collections, metadata, and digital preservation strategies to ensure access and usability of digital resources over time. Digital asset managers develop metadata schemas, implement digital asset management systems, and oversee digitization projects to enhance discoverability and accessibility of digital content for users and audiences.
  6. Research Analyst/Librarian: Work as a research analyst or research librarian in research institutions, consultancy firms, or corporate research centers, providing information research, analysis, and intelligence services to support research projects, market analysis, and strategic decision-making. Research analysts/librarians conduct literature reviews, gather and analyze data, and produce research reports and bibliographies to inform research initiatives and business operations in diverse industries and sectors.
  7. Information Technology Specialist: Combine library and information science expertise with information technology skills to work as an IT specialist, systems librarian, or digital services librarian in libraries, information centers, or technology companies, managing library systems, digital repositories, and online platforms to support information access, discovery, and delivery. Information technology specialists design and implement library automation systems, develop digital interfaces, and provide technical support and training to library staff and users on information technologies and digital resources.
  8. Educational/Instructional Technologist: Work in educational institutions, schools, or academic libraries as an educational technologist or instructional designer, supporting teaching and learning initiatives through the integration of technology tools, digital resources, and instructional strategies in curriculum development and classroom instruction. Educational technologists/designers design and deliver training programs, develop online courses, and provide instructional support and technical assistance to educators and learners to enhance digital literacy and educational outcomes in formal and informal learning environments.
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