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Overview

Due to the great attention given by Zarqa University to information and knowledge and their role in human, community, sustainable and comprehensive development, and also the need of the Jordanian and Arab market for this specialty, the Department of Library and Information Science was established in 2000/2001. The Department is provided with a practical training workshop, and three computer laboratories located at the university library. The Department focuses on field training for students in libraries and information centers in Jordan.

Vision:

Quality in teaching and excellence in the profession.

Mission:

Prepare scientifically, and technically qualified students in the field of library and information science compatible with the Jordanian and Arab market needs, and having the skills needed for collecting, organizing and retrieving information resources and making them available to users, and having the capability of employing modern technology in the work, thus contributing to the development and progress of the profession.

Goals:

  • Prepare scientifically, artistically and technically qualified students in the field of library and information science.
  • Introduce students to information environment and its various institutions, and the recent developments in the profession; to ensure the enrichment of their scientific knowledge and expertise in the field.
  • Providing students the needed skills to work efficiently in all kinds of libraries, information centers, and other information institutions.
  • Encourage students to develop their skills through the use of self-learning methods.
  • Encourage professional affiliation of students to the program.
  • The cooperation of the program with other institutions concerned with information and its teaching in Jordan and other countries in the areas of research, conferences, exchange of experiences and others.
    • Teaching methods and strategies:

      • Dialogue and discussion.
      • Education by solving problems.
      • Computer applications.
      • Distance learning.
      • Field visits and training.