Diploma in Information Science (Library)

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  • Course level: All Levels


The world is currently geared towards information and knowledge management. As a result, organizations, both public and private are increasingly realizing and tapping into management of information and knowledge specialists. This course equips the student with the skill to manage information in libraries, archives, records centres, registries among other information centres. A diploma in Information science allows the student to smoothly proceed to a degree in Library Science/Archival Science and other related information sciences.


The course aims to build on information science. It aims to equip the student with technical and management skills necessary for management of information centres The course provides capacity building in areas of archives, library and records management

Assessment methods

  • Written exam – 70%
  •  Practical skills assessment – 30%


Career opportunities in social work are excellent. Information workers help organizations manage their information and knowledge. As a result, they facilitate research and innovation, save on cost and encourage an environment of growth. As an information worker, you can work both in private and public enterprises. You can work with any service provider since every organization generates information and knowledge, regardless of the sector.


Currently, the course is offered in non-modular mode with the course running for aa two-year period.

Compulsory modules

2813/301 Information resources
2813/302 Conservation & restoration of information materials
2813/303 Organization & retrieval of information
2813/304 Management of libraries, archives & other information centres
2813/305 Dissemination of information
2813/306 Archival studies
2813/307 Course spcialization& entrepreneurship projects
Publishing &booktrade
Information in society
Information technology
Communication skills
Quantitative methods
Admnistrative history
Information marketing
Introduction to info. Systems & services in library & archives
Practice and principles of management
Social studies




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  • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with an average grade of C-
  • OR
  • A relevant craft course in information science
  • OR
  • Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)