The Department of Library and Information Studies came into existence on part-time basis from June 1971 to 1997. At that time, the Department‘s name was Library Science. U Thaw Kaung, Chief Librarian of the Universities’ Central Library, served as Head of the part-time department for more than two and a half decades. In 1997, it was re-structured as the 19th department of the University under the new name, “Library and Information Studies”.

Then, it was headed by Professor U Thein Lwin from 1997 to 2007. U Thein Shwe became Head of the Department from 2007 to 2011. From 2012 to June, 2014, Daw Htay Htay Win (Lecturer) acted as the Head of the Department. Now, the Professor Dr. Ni Win Zaw, is the Head the Department. There are now 18 faculty members in the department..

At the beginning, the department offers a two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Library and Science program since 1971. At that time, it was a part-time programme. This was the first diploma programme in Library Science in Myanmar. In 1997, it became one and a half year course. From 1971 to 2017, the Department has produced over 782 post-graduate diploma holders who are now serving in various local and international libraries. The PhD programme started in 2008. Up to now, it was the only one department that offers the PhD degree in Library and Information Studies in three universities.

Now, the department offers under-graduate, post-graduate diploma, master, master of research and PhD programmes. The department has produced 15 PhD degree holders.


It has conducted the following research areas:

  • Name Authority
  • Subject Headings in Myanmar Terms
  • Ancient Myanmar Libraries
  • Online Library Development
  • Authors’ Lives and Their Works
  • Information Sources Published in Myanmar
  • Academic Library
  • Library Digitization
  • Developing Databases

The Department has carried out other activities related to library. It has coordinated with various departments and the Myanmar Library Association (MLA) by conducting frequent short-term training of basic library educational programmes on request since 1992 to date. Moreover, it actively participated in the University’s social, cultural, religious and educational activities such as cultural shows, book-shows, sports events and festive ceremonies.

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အခမ္းအနားတြင္ လူ႕စြမ္းအားအရင္းအျမစ္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္ေရးဆိုင္ရာ ပညာသင္ဆုေပးေရးစီမံ ခ်က္အတြက္

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ပါရဂူ (PhD) သင္တန္းသားမ်ား ေခၚယူျခင္း

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ရန္ကုန္တကၠသိုလ္ အထူးျပဳ ဘာသာရပ္ အသီးသီး၏ ဘြ႕ဲႀကိဳ

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ေက်ာင္း စာၾကည့္တိုက္မ်ား အလုပ္႐ုံ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ က်င္းပ

(၄) ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ အေရွ႕ေတာင္ အာရွႏိုင္ငံ ေဒသတြင္း

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  1. Gold-Ore Mineralogy and its Significance in Metal Extraction: With Special Reference to Refractory Gold at the Kyaukpahto Mine, Myanmar
  2. A Study on Some Myanmar Ornamental Fish Species in Inlay Lake(2004-2007)
  3. Determination of Performance Parameters of UV-240 Spectrophotometer in URC (2001-2004)

I. (a) Digital Libraries
(b) Information needs and Information Seeking Behaviour
II. (a) Library and Information Sources & Services
(b) Information Literacy
III. (a) Information Processing Technology & Retrieval System
(b) Database Management & Web Design
IV. (a) Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals
(b) Bibliographic Standards and Formats
V. (a) Library & Information Management
(b) Archives, Preservation & Records Management
VI. (a) Intellectual Property and Copyright Law
(b) Issues in Library and Information Science

Curriculum

First Year

Semester I

Foundation Courses

မ ၁၀ဝ၁      ျမန္မာစာ

Eng 1001     English

Core Courses

LI 1101         History of Alphabets: Books and Libraries

LI 1102        Organization of Knowledge: Cataloguing and Classification

Elective Courses*

Geog 1003          Geography of Southeast Asian Countries

Hist 1001            Introduction to Myanmar Civilization I

Hist 1002           Renaissance Italy (14th Century to 15th Century)

Hist 1003           World History to 1500 I

မ ၁၀ဝ၃           ျမန္မာ့ဇာတိမာန္စာေပ(၁)

မ ၁၀ဝ၄           ျမန္မာစကားပံုႏွင့္ဆိုရိုးစကားမ်ား(၁)

မ ၁၀ဝ၅          ျမန္မာရိုးရာပံုျပင္(၁)

OS 1001          Fundamentals of Pali Language

OS 1002         Fundamentals of Sanskrit Language

OS 1003         Buddhist Culture

OS 1004         Buddhist Ethnic

Phil 1002       Ethical Values in Myanmar Society

Psy 1001       Psychology of Adolescence

Psy 1002      Child Psychology

Psy 1004      General Psychology (I)

AM 1001       Aspects of Myanmar

Elective Courses (for other Specialization)

LI 1001        Information Sources of Library (Part I)

LI 1002       Data Finding Methods (Part I)

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

မ ၁၀ဝ၂       ျမန္မာစာ

Eng 1002      English

Core Courses

LI 1103       History of Alphabets: Books and Libraries

LI 1104      Organization of Knowledge: Cataloguing and Classification

Elective Courses*

Geo 1004      Geography of Myanmar

Hist 1004     Introduction to Myanmar Civilization II

Hist 1005      Reformation Europe (1450-1650)

Hist 1006     World History to 1500 II

မ ၁၀ဝ၆        ျမန္မာ့ဇာတိမာန္စာေပ(၂)

မ ၁၀ဝ၇       ျမန္မာစကားပံုႏွင့္ဆိုရိုးစကားမ်ား(၂)

မ ၁၀ဝ၈       ျမန္မာရိုးရာပံုျပင္(၂)

OS 1005      Pali Language

OS 1006      Sanskrit Language

OS 1007       Pali Literature

OS 1008      History of Buddhism

Phil 1004     Ethical Values in Myanmar Society

Psy 1005     Understanding Human Interaction

Psy 1006     Nervous System and Behaviour

Psy 1007     General Psychology (II)

AM 1002     Aspects of Myanmar

Elective Courses (for other Specialization)

LI 1003     Information Sources of Library (Part II)

LI 1004      Data Finding Methods (Part II)

Second Year

Semester I

Foundation Courses

Eng 2001 English

Core Courses

LI 2101 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 2102 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 2103 Information Sources

Elective Courses*

Hist 2001 History of Science and Technology I

Hist 2002 World History 1900 to Present I

Eng 2003 Communicative Skill

Eng 2005 Myanmar Literature in English

Law 2003 Introduction to International Law

မ ၂၀ဝ၃ ျမန္မာ့ေက်းလက္ေတးကဗ်ာမ်ား (၁)

မ ၂၀ဝ၄ ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးစာဆိုမ်ားႏွင့္၄င္းတို႔၏စာမ်ား(၁)

မ ၂၀ဝ၅ ျမန္မာကေလးစာေပ (၁)

မ ၂၀ဝ၆ ျမန္မာစကားေျပအေရးအသားပံုစံမ်ား (၁)

OS 2001 Pali Language

OS 2002 Buddhadassana

OS 2003 Pali Literature (Prose)

OS 2004 Buddhist Councils

OS 2005 Pali Philosophy

Psy 2001 Language and Thought

Psy 2002 The Development of Self Concept

Psy 2003 Occupational Psychology (I)

Phil 2001 History of Western Intellectual Development

Elective Courses (for other Specialization)

LI 2001 Effective Use of Information Center

LI 2002 Libraries in Myanmar Society

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

Eng 2002 English

Core Courses

LI 2104 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 2105 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 2106 Information Sources

Elective Courses*

Geog 2004 Political Geography

Hist 2004 History of Science and Technology II

Hist 2005 World History 1900 to Present II

Law 2005 Asian Documentation

Law 2006 Sources of International Law

မ ၂၀ဝ၇ ျမန္မာ့ေက်းလက္ေတးကဗ်ာမ်ား (၂)

မ ၂၀ဝ၈ ျမန္မာအမ်ိဳးသမီးစာဆိုမ်ားႏွင့္၄င္းတို႔၏စာမ်ား(၂)

မ ၂၀ဝ၉ ျမန္မာကေလးစာေပ (၂)

မ ၂၀၁၀ ျမန္မာစကားေျပအေရးအသားပံုစံမ်ား (၂)

OS 2006 Pali Language

OS 2007 Buddhadassana

OS 2008 Pali Literature Poetry

OS 2009 Buddhadassana

OS 2010 Buddhist Councils

Psy 2004 Stress and Stress Management

Psy 2005 Individual, Social and Cultural Diversity in Pro and Antisocial Verhaviour

Psy 2006 Occupational Psychology (II)

Eng 2004 Developing Communicative Skills

Phil 2006 History of Western Intellectual Development

Elective Courses (for the Specialization)

LI 2003 Effective Use of Information Center

LI 2004 Libraries in Myanmar Society

Third Year

Semester I

Foundation Courses

Eng 3001 English

Core Courses

LI 3101 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 3102 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 3103 Information Sources: General and Specialized Subjects

LI 3104 Building Library Collection

Elective Courses*

LI 3105 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

LI 3106 Development of Myanmar Library

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

Eng 3002 English

Core Courses

LI 3107 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 3108 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 3109 Information Sources: General and Specialized Subjects

LI 3110 Building Library Collection

Elective Courses*

LI 3111 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

LI 3112 Development of Myanmar Library

Final Year

Semester I

Foundation Courses

Eng 4001 English

Core Courses

LI 4101 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Cataloguing

LI 4102 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Classification

LI 4103 Information Sources and Services

LI 4104 Research Methods in Library Profession

Elective Courses*

LI 4105 Intellectual Properties in Library Profession

LI 4106 Contemporary World Library

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

Eng 4002 English

Core Courses

LI 4107 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Cataloguing

LI 4108 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Classification

LI 4109 Information Sources and Services

LI 4110 Research Methods in Library Profession

Elective Courses*

LI 4111 Library Practical Training

LI 4112 Contemporary World Library

First Year (Honours)

Semester I

Foundation Courses

Eng 3001 English

Core Courses

LI 3201 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 3202 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 3203 Information Sources: General and Specialized Subjects

LI 3204 Building Library Collection

Elective Courses*

LI 3205 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

LI 3206 Development of Myanmar Library

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

Eng 3002 English

Core Courses

LI 3207 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Cataloguing

LI 3208 Organization of Knowledge: Basic Classification

LI 3209 Information Sources: General and Specialized Subjects

LI 3210 Building Library Collection

Elective Courses*

LI 3211 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

LI 3212 Development of Myanmar Library

Second Year (Honours)

Semester I

Foundation Courses

Eng 4001 English

Core Courses

LI 4201 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Cataloguing

LI 4202 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Classification

LI 4203 Information Sources and Services

LI 4204 Research Methods in Library Profession

Elective Courses*

LI 4205 Intellectual Properties in Library Profession

LI 4206 Contemporary World Library

 

Semester II

Foundation Courses

Eng 4002 English

Core Courses

LI 4207 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Cataloguing

LI 4208 Organization of Knowledge: Advanced Classification

LI 4209 Information Sources and Services

LI 4210 Research Methods in Library Profession

Elective Courses*

LI 4211 Library Practical Training

LI 4212 Contemporary World Library

Third Year (Honours)

Semester I

Core Courses

LI 5201 Advanced Cataloguing

LI 5202 Advanced Classification

LI 5203 World Information Sources

LI 5204 Bibliography, Index and Thesaurus

LI 5205 Quantity Services of Library

Elective Courses*

LI 5206 Human Resources Management

LI 5207 Principles of Archive

 

Semester II

Core Courses

LI 5208 Advanced Cataloguing

LI 5209 Advanced Classification

LI 5210 World Information Sources

LI 5211 Bibliography, Index and Thesaurus

LI 5212 Quantity Services of Library

Elective Courses*

LI 5213 Human Resources Management

LI 5214 Principles of Archive

MA (Qualified)

Semester I

Core Courses

LI 5201 Advanced Cataloguing

LI 5202 Advanced Classification

LI 5203 World Information Sources

LI 5204 Bibliography, Index and Thesaurus

LI 5205 Quantity Services of Library

Elective Courses*

LI 5206 Human Resources Management

LI 5207 Principles of Archive

 

Semester II

Core Courses

LI 5208 Advanced Cataloguing

LI 5209 Advanced Classification

LI 5210 World Information Sources

LI 5211 Bibliography, Index and Thesaurus

LI 5212 Quantity Services of Library

Elective Courses*

LI 5213 Human Resources Management

LI 5214 Principles of Archive

MA First Year

First Semester

  1. Module No. LI-611

Module Name    Library and Information Services Management

  1. Nature of Library as a system.
  2. Administrative Structure in Libraries.
  3. Formation & Management of Library Network.
  4. Planning of Library & Information.
  5. Principles of Human Resources Management.
  6. Issues in Librarianship.

References

  1. Ahuza, B. N. Dictionary of Management. New Delhi: Academic (India), 1999.
  2. Clayton, Peter. Managing Information Resources in Libraries. London Library Association Publishing, 2001.
  3. Cushway, Barry. Human Resource Management. Rev. ed. London : Barry Cushway, 1994. .
  4. Evans,G.Edward. and Patricia Layzell Ward. Managemnent Basics for Information Professional. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman , 2007.
  5. “Fee-or-free Debate”, In The Whole Library Handbook…, by George M. Elerhart. Chicago: ALA, 2000.
  6. Kumar, Krishan. Library Administration and Management. Delhi: Vikas Pub.,                                                       1999.
  7. Line, Maurice B. “Current Issues in Academic Libraries”, In Academic Library Management. London: LA, [1999]
  8. Stueart, Robert D. and Barbara B. Moran. Library and Information Center Management. 7th. ed.               Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

 

  1. Module No. LI-612

Module Name    Information Processing Technology & Retrieval System

  1. Principle & Practicalities of Information Retrieval Systems.
  2. File Structures.
  3. Database Management.
  4. Database Query Languages.
  5. Construction of Index, Thesaurus and Simple Databases.
  6. Introduction to Search Engines.
  7. Integrated Library Management Systems.
  8. Evaluation of Selected Software for Information Processing.

 References

  1. Hutchison, Sarah E. Computers, Communication, and Information: A User’s Introduction. Rev. ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 1998.
  2. Laudon, Kenneth C. Management Information System: Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise. 6th ed. New York : Prentice Hall, c.2000.
  3. Poulter, Alan. The Library and Information Professional’s Guide to World Wide Web. London : ALA, 1999.
  4. Rowley, Jennifer. The Electronic Library. 4th ed. London: Library Association,1998.
  5. Sawyer, Stacey C. and Brian K. Williams. Using Information Technology : A practical introduction to computer and communications. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill,2010.

 

  1. Module No. LI-613

Module Name    Information Seeking Behavior and Information Context

  1. The Basic Components of Human Communication.
  2. Awareness of the Role & Functions of Library & Other types of Information Seeking Behavior.
  3. Information Literacy.
  4. Information flows among Social & Occupational Groups.
  5. Interdisciplinary

References:

  1. Carrall, Sheila, and Anthony Boewerton. New Professional’s Handbook : Your Guide to Information              Services Management. London : Library Association Publications, 2000.
  2. Choo, Chun Wei; Brian Detlor, and Don Turnbull. “Information Seeking on the Web :An Integrated Model of Browsing and Searching”. First Monday. Vol 5, No 2(Feb 2000).
  3. International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science. 2nd ed., by John Feather and Paul                                 Steerges. London : Routledge, 2003.

 

  1. Module No. LI-614

Module Name    Archives / Records Control Principles

  1. Evolution and Nature of Archives and Records.
  2. Ancient Myanmar Manuscripts.
  3. Physical & Intellectual Control of Archives.

References

  1. Schellenberg, T. R. Modern Archives : Principles and techniques. London : University of Chicago Press, c. 1965.
  2. Jenkinson, Hilary. A Manual of Archive Administration. London : Percy Lund, Humphries, 1966.

 

MA   First Year

Second Semester

 

  1. Module No. LI-621

Module Name          Research Methods in Librarianship

  1. Nature of Research.
  2. Research Process.
  3. Preparation and Function of Research Proposal
  4. Functions & Techniques of Statistical Analysis.
  5. Format of works Cited in References.
  6. Evaluation of Research Paper.

 References

  1. Balasubramanian,P. Dr. and Dr, A. Baladhandayutham. Research Methodology in Library Science. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications PVT. LTD., 2011.
  2. Gibaldi, Joseph and Achtert, Walter S. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 3rd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1988.
  3. Lester, James D. Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines. 2nd. ed. New York : Longman, c.2002.
  4. Moore, Nick. How to do Research: The Complete Guide to Designing and Management of Research Projects. 3rd. ed. London: Library Association Publishing, 2000.
  5. Research Methods in Librarianship, edited by Rolland E. Stevens. Illinois: University of Illinois, 1971.
  6. Saslow, Carol A. Basic Research Methods. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.
  7. Turabian, Kate L.A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.8th ed.                           Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
  8. Veit, Richard. Research: The Student’s Guide to Writing Research Papers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.

 

  1. Module No. LI-622

Module Name          Information Processing Technology & Retrieval System

  1. Advanced Methods in Information Retrieval Systems
  2. Structure & Characteristics of e-lib.
  3. Selected Library Packages.

References

  1. Chowdhury, G.G. Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval . London: Library                    Association,1999.
  2. Hutchison, Sarah E. Computers Essentials. Rev.ed. Illinois: IRWIN, c.1994
  3. Network and Database Technologies. Tokyo: Central Academy of Information Technology, 2001.
  4. System Analysis and Design Methods. Whitten, Jeffery . . . [et al.]. 2nd. ed., Boston : IRWIN, 1989.
  5. Textbook for Fundamental Information Technology Engineers: Networking and Database Technology. Tokyo: Central Academy of Information Technology, 2001.

 

  1. Module No. LI-623

Module Name          Information Resources

  1. Printed Sources & Non Printed Sources.
  2. Electronic Sources.
  3. Evaluating Printed Sources
  4. Evaluation of Electronic Sources.

References

  1. Cheng, Peter. China (World Bibliographical Series: Vol.35). Oxford: Clio Press, 1983.
  2. Cherney, W. Michael. Bibliography of Burma Studies: Secondary Literature. London: SOAS,                             2002.
  3. Choon, Eugene Tan Hwi. The Singapore Story: A Learning Nation, a selected bibliography. Singapore: National Library Board, 1998.
  4. Herbert, Patricia M. Burma(World Bibliographical Series: Vol. 132). Oxford : Clio Press, 1983.
  5. Jadhav, U.S. and Suresh Jange. Library and Information Sources and Services. New Delhi: Regency Publications, 2012.
  6. Krummel, D.W. Bibliography. Cambridge : University of Cambridge , 1986.
  7. Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, ed. By Richard E. Bopp, Linda C. Smith. 3rd ed. Englewood :Libraries Unlimited, 2001.
  8. Sachukorn, Yonrucdoo. Books about Thailand: A selected bibliography. Bangkok: National Library of Thailand, 1999.
  9. Trager, N Frank. Annotated Bibliography of Burma. New Haven: Human Relations                      Area Files, 1956.
  10. Whitbread, Kenneth. Catalogue of Burmese Printed Books in the India Office Library. London : Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1969.
  11. Watt, Michael. Thailand. Oxford: Clio Press, 1986.

 

  1. Module No. LI-624

Module Name          Bibliographic Standards and Formats

  1. Nature of Bibliographic Control.
  2. Metadata.
  3. Online Public Access Catalogues.
  4. Search Strategies.

References

  1. Guha, B. Documentation and Information: Services, Techniques and Systems. 2nd rev. ed. Calcutta: World Press, 1983.
  2. Hagler, Ronald. Bibliographic Record and information Technology. 3rd. ed. Chicago: ALA, 1997.
  3. Rice, James. Introduction to Library Automation. Littleton (Colorado) : Libraries Unlimited, 1984.
  4. Taylor, Arline G. The Organization of Information .2nd ed. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited,2004.
  5. Wynar, Bohdan S. Introduction to Cataloguing and Classification. 8th.ed. by Arlene G. Taylor. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, 1992.

 

MA, Second Year

First Semester

MA, Second Year 

Second Semester

Distribution of Marks for Research, and Seminar

Distribution of Marks for Thesis, and Viva Voce

Curriculum for PhD Preliminary Course

Mark Distribution for PhD Preliminary Course

 

First year

Semester I

First year

Semester II

Second Year

Semester I & Final (For Full Time 6 months)