|DESCRIPTION||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 by specialists. This course lays the foundation for the student in Information science and with the skill to manage information in libraries, archives, records centres, registries among other information centres. A craft certificate in Information science allows the student to smoothly proceed to a Diploma in Library Science/Archival Science and other related information sciences.
The course aims to lay the foundational skills of information science. It aims to equip the student with relevant skills for either salaried or self-employment. The course instructs on skills that enable the student to operate craftsman or middle supervisory functions in areas of archives, library and records management
|ASSESSEMENT METHODS||Written exam – 70%
Practical skills assessment – 30%
|ENTRY REQUIREMENTS||i. Passed a relevant Artisan course OR
ii. Passed KCSE with an average of D (D PLAIN) OR
iii. Equivalent qualifications as determined by KNEC
|UNITS IN EACH MODULE||Module 1-Library operations and information services
Library and information center operations
|CAREER OPPORTUNITIES||-Academic Libraries
– Government Ministries and Departments
– Media and Cultural Centers
– Research Organizations
– Private Sector
|ACADEMIC PROGRESSION||Diploma In Information Science|
|WHAT WILL I LEARN?||-Apply theoretical and functional knowledge in the field of information science.
– Effectively collect, organize, evaluate and preserve relevant information sources that meet
user’s information needs.