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PROGRAMME CODE: HD 117
Online Registration
3762 0051
2214 1847

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 407

In a global information age, exciting career opportunities exist for graduates in many organizations.

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Higher Diploma in Library & Information Management 書友會

Programme Aims & Features

This programme looks at how information is organized, described, accessed and used with the main purpose of getting people in touch with the information they need.

The programme consists of two themes: Library Management and Information Management. The Library Management theme provides a comprehensive training in library management, while the Information Management theme includes some IT subjects.

Site visits to libraries and organizations in Hong Kong and the vicinity are arranged for students to observe real-life operations. Electives subjects are offered for students to specialize in areas of interest, e.g. Database Applications, Records Management, Services for Children, etc.

Internship

The programme team organizes job placements for all students to prepare them for future employment.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 63%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:

The University of Hong Kong
BA 
BSc Information Management
           
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSSc Global Studies
            
The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Creative Arts & Culture - Music
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
            
City University of Hong Kong
BSc (Hons) Applied Physics
                      
Lingnan University
BSocSc

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • BSc (Hons) Information Management (Top-up)
  • BSc (Hons) Information and Communications (Top-up)

       

Graduates can apply to study the Part-time Bachelor of Information Studies, programme jointly offered by the HKU SPACE and Charles Sturt University (Exemption of more than 1/3 of the total credits).

Career Prospects

Potential career opportunities include: librarian in academic, special, public, and school libraries; information manager, knowledge management executive, records manager, research analyst, etc.

Professional Recognition

Students are student members of the Hong Kong Library Association. Graduates can apply for associate membership of the Hong Kong Library Association, if they work in libraries or other information organizations.

Scholarships

The Mok Yip Sui Hung Scholarships are awarded to students who achieve excellent academic results in this programme annually.

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERAL SKILLS
  • Information Technology and Applications
  • General English III
  • English for Academic and Professional Purposes Parts I & II
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Daily Life Applications
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Practical Chinese
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
SPECIALISM

Library Management Theme

  • Library and Information Environment
  • Access Services
  • Preservation of Information
  • Reference Services in the Digital Age
  • Bibliographic Control
  • Acquisition of Information Resources
  • Marketing and User Support Services
  • Technology in Libraries
  • Organization of Information I & II
  • Management for Information Professionals
  • Professional Placement
  • Elective(s)

Information Management Theme

  • Library and Information Environment
  • Access Services
  • Preservation of Information
  • Reference Services in the Digital Age
  • Bibliographic Control
  • Acquisition of Information Resources
  • Database Principle and Application
  • Technology in Libraries
  • Organization of Information I & II
  • System Administration
  • Professional Placement
  • Elective(s)

Students' Activities

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Library Mentorship Programme with Hong Kong Library Connect

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Virtual Reality Session

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Pofulam Village Community Archives Pilot Project

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Book Repair Workshop

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Work Placement Sharing Session

6

Site visit to Canadian International School

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Student Graduation in Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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Student Presentation in Manchester Metropolitian University, UK

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Further Study Seminar

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HKU Libraries Information Literacy Programme

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Work Placement - Book Cleaning project for the Special Collection in HKU Libraries

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Work Placement in a Special Library

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Work Placement in a School Library

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Work Placement in the Library of Hospital Authority

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Library Book Fair in a secondary school

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Library Outreach Programme in a primary school

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User Education in Shatin Public Library

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Children's programme - Storytelling

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Site visit to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

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Site visit to Government Records Service: Preservation and Repair Tools

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Site visit to Hong Kong Film Archive: Film preservation and Polypropylene movie film cans

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Site visit to the HKUST University Archives: Slide storage box and Archival kit

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Site visit to the Harrow International School Hong Kong

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Site visit to Shenzhen Public Libraries

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Site visit to Macao Polytechnic Institute Library

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Site visit to HKU Main Library

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Site visit to HKU Learning Commons

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Students attended Centenary Anniversary Conference, HKU

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Students attended Hong Kong Innovative Users Group Meeting

Gavin Law
Gavin Law
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2013-14
  • Graduate of MMU Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications in 2014-15
  • Student of HKU Master of Science in Library and Information Management in 2015-16

This programme provides fundamental modules that equip students with knowledge in information management (IM) and librarianship. Having completed this programme, I was able to broaden my knowledge in IM and develop confidence to face different challenges in real-life environment. On the other hand, lecturers’ support was a key to the success in my study as they provided much academic and career supports through sharing of their knowledge and experience, providing advices in career path selection and professional guidance through frequent face-to-face interactions and email exchanges. After graduation, I furthered my study in the UK and completed my first degree, BSc in Information and Communications, and was admitted to MSc in Library and Information management in HKU afterwards.

I highly recommend this Higher Diploma programme to those who are interested in studying in this field and taking information professionals as their career since this programme not just equips students with adequate IM and librarianship knowledge in the future workplace, but also paves the way for further studies in different specialism in different countries.

Ross Lee
Ross Lee
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2014-15
  • Student of HKU Bachelor of Science in Information Management (Year 3) in 2015-16

Two years ago, I was a local S.6 student who worries about my public examination results and my career prospects. Unfortunately, I was not able to get into university at that time. Life was fearful.

“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.” where this course gives me another hope to get back into university, which set me free.

In these two years, this course turned me into a better student and employee in the information industry. Besides, this course also provides us with internships, which put our professional knowledge gained in the lecture into practice.

Angel Tang
Angel Tang
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2014-15
  • Student of HKU Bachelor of Science in Information Management (Year 3) in 2015-16

This programme brings students new perspectives on library and information management. The interactive learning environment with site visits and professional placements help students put theories into practice.

The information literacy skills and knowledge on library operations and management I have acquired in this programme provided me with a positive foundation for my further study and future career in this field. In addition, I gained practical skills on-site after working in the Pinsent Masons, Victoria Shanghai Academy, ISF Academy and Hong Kong Shue Yan University as an intern. The internship programme provided me opportunities to observe how information professionals manage the library at different perspectives – from end processing to handling library management systems and making collection development decisions.

Jeffrey Lewis, Polly Liu, Kim Lai and Shan Shan Chow
Jeffrey Lewis, Polly Liu, Kim Lai and Shan Shan Chow
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2014-15
  • Student of MMU Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications (Year 3) in 2015-16

Studying this programme is a fun-filled experience!

Different modules of the programme equip students with information and communication skills. Work placements not only let us apply the knowledge and skills that we have learned in class but also an opportunity for us to get prepared for our information management career. To sum up, the course provides tons of professional knowledge, and also increases our career readiness in library and information management field.

Sure Lau
Sure Lau
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2013-14
  • Student of HKU Bachelor of Science in Information Management (Year 3) in 2013-14

At the age of information explosion, information comes in many forms. Many organizations and establishments require information professionals to manage and organize different materials. This programme assisted me to make adequate preparation and be well-prepared for becoming an information professional.

The lectures were interactive and many interesting activities were provided such as designing a leaflet, making a fascinating display for kids to cultivate their reading habits, interviewing professional cataloguers, and visiting libraries. Also, I have gained real working experience in different types of libraries. In addition, I am so grateful to be taught by such selfless lecturers who were willing to share their knowledge and valuable experience, and provide support with practical advice.

I believe that I have found my future career path through this programme.

Selina Kwok, Katie Lam and Peggy Li
Selina Kwok, Katie Lam and Peggy Li
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management in 2013-14
  • Students of MMU Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications (Year 3) in 2013-14

Studying Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management programme broadened my knowledge in librarianship. I learnt to put theories into practices through visiting various types of libraries, taking work placements and attending professional conferences. Lecturers also guided us in our study and career plans; we have developed confidence in facing challenges in our future careers. Therefore, I highly recommend this programme to those who are interested in working in the information industry.

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