Master’s program in information technology for university librarians and LIS faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Applications for the fourth intake of this exciting Master’s program in Information Technology for university librarians and LIS faculty in Sub-Saharan Africa are now open.

The Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to establish a Master’s program in IT for university librarians in Sub-Saharan Africa working in an IT environment and LIS faculty at LIS Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are two types of intake, namely funded and non-funded. Prospective students can apply for either the funded or the non-funded intake, depending on their country of origin.

For funding criteria and financial issues, information on the programme content, selection criteria, application procedures, important dates, etc., please see http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=14080&sub=1&parentid=1066&subid=1089&ipklookid=7.

The program is a two-year coursework Master’s with a number of coursework modules and a mini-dissertation of limited scope.

The program makes use of a blended learning methodology – technology-mediated distance education as well as on-site, face-to-face lectures. Lecturing will take place in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as in the USA at the Universities of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Wisconsin-Milwaukee and in Uganda at the Makerere University.

Applications for the 2014 intake close on 31 October 2013.

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