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Course Description

Credit Units: 2
Lecturer: Dr. Abdulsalami, L.T, Email Id:, College of Education & Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences; Library & Information Science

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

At the end of the course, Students should be able to: determine the factors for establishment and patterns of library services in society with particular reference to developing countries; library as a medium of communication and relationships with other information and communications systems; functions of different types of libraries; oral traditions, illiteracy and libraries; intellectual freedom and censorship; the profession and professional responsibility.

This course includes the following lecture themes:

  • Patterns of Library services in the society with reference to developing countries
  • The Medium of communication and relationships with other information functions
  1. The different types of libraries 
  2. The intellectual freedom and censorship; 
  3. profession and professional responsibility

Methods of Instruction:

    1. Lecture
    2. Tutorials
  • Seminar/Assignment
  •  Test

Methods of Course Assessment:

The Assessment of the students will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. The assessment will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Class work & Test   20

Seminar/Assignment                 10

Semester Examination   70

Total   100

Pre-requisite courses:

Practical and Presentations

Co-requisite course(s):


Recommended Reference Materials:


Encyclopedia of librarianship or any relevant textbooks on library and information science and Library and Society Class Notes 2020 From Dr. Abdulsalami, L.T


Library and Information Journals or master’s thesis and undergraduate project on the same course in the library.

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