The U.P. School of Library and Information Studies offers BLIS and MLIS programs in Library and Information Science with areas or tracks of specialization in: 1) Information Systems and Technology; 2) Archives and Records Management; 3) Medical Librarianship; 4) Law Librarianship; and 5) General Librarianship.

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) – The BLIS program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in professional librarianship, research, training, publishing and book trade, public relations, consultancy, and information-related business.

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) - The MLIS Program offers professional preparation for careers in academic, special, public and research libraries and in related occupations such as managing archival collections, teaching and consultancy.

Diploma in Librarianship – The Diploma in Librarianship is a one year program that provides formal training to those who desire to work in libraries. The areas of concentration of the program are law librarianship and health sciences librarianship. Specifically, the program’s aims are:

to develop the requisite competence for those who will be employed in specialized libraries to enhance the capability and upgrade the skills and competence of those who are already in specialized libraries; and to provide librarians with the basic understanding of the specialized professions and use of specialized libraries.

Downloadable forms available:

BLIS updated course descriptions – 2011
BLIS Application Form
BLIS Curriculum Checklist
BLIS Credentials

MLIS and Diploma Curriculum Checklist – 2011

MLIS Application Form
MLIS Standard Recommendation Form
MLIS Credentials

MLIS Plan A/ B Program of Study Curriculum Checklist – 2011
MLIS Plan B Program of Study Curriculum Checklist – 2010
MLIS Course Descriptions – 2011