Department of Library and Information Studies

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. The Department has produced over 300 post-graduate diploma holders who are now serving in various local and international libraries. 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 Department from 2007 to 2011. At present, Daw Htay Htay Win (Lecturer) acts as Head of Department. The Department has thirteen Faculty staffs and two office staffs.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers Diploma in Library and Information Studies (DLIS), Master (MA), Master of Research and PhD Degree. It has conducted the following research areas:

  1. Name elements of Myanmar Personal Author
  2. Extended class number for Myanmar Literature
  3. Extended class number for Buddhist Scripture
  4. Ancient Myanmar Libraries
  5. Online Library Development
  6. Myanmar Corporate Bodies

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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