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The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) is among the two Departments in the School of ICT at INOORERO University. Through innovation, we have continued to distinguish ourselves as a leading Information science training center for over a period of 10 years both in Kenya and currently extending to the region. We offer training and consultancy in the field of information science. The courses offered are market driven and IT has been incorporated in all the courses.

The graduates of these courses are contributing positively in the realization of Kenya Vision 2030 especially in the areas of knowledge management and information in society. Those especially in the public sector have made tremendous contributions in the transformation of the records management systems which is a key ingredient in enhancing managerial efficiency and effectiveness.


The Department has launched Distance and E-learning for Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma courses for students who can not avail themselves for face to face learning. The Bachelor of information science will also be available through distance learning. Students within the university have access to wireless network and hence are able to download their courses and communicate electronically with their lecturers.

The digital content is available to students through the University Virtual campus.

Vision: To be a technology driven department committed to training, innovation and research in Information Science.

Mission: To produce quality graduates in information management prepared for a life of purpose, capable of applying technology to solve both the present and future information needs in the society.

- Chairlady, Library & Information Science, School of ICT

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Programs

» Bachelor of Information Science

The apparent shortage of skilled man power in the field of Information Science and Management is the main challenge in development, and efficient management of information systems and services. BIS Degree aims at producing qualified information and knowledge Specialists, media personnel and publishing professionals with adequate theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The provision of such expertise towards the current and future information needs of Kenya is key to the development of our information society. The BIS degree has a large component of ICT which is a major tool in achieving proper information management in business process outsourcing (BPO), information centres, media and publishing houses.

By the end of the degree programme, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of concepts and practices of Information Science.
  • Evaluate information management issues from the professional and academic perspectives.
  • Apply modern techniques and technology in the management of information and knowledge.

Admission Requirements:

  • KCSE Mean grade C+ or equivalent and a minimum of C in English or Kiswahili or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate or
  • KACE certificate with a minimum of two principal passes and subsidiary pass and a minimum of credit pass in English/Kiswahili at ‘O’ level or an equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate or
  • a relevant Diploma with a minimum of credit pass from a recognized institution acceptable by the University Senate

Credit Transfers:

Holders of recognized Diplomas qualify for credit transfers in the BIS programme

3 Years for both Day and Evening classes, including internship

Tuition Fees: Kshs. 65, 500 Per Semester

Graduates of Information Science get employment as:

  • Information managers
  • Knowledge officers
  • Records Managers
  • Information/IT based specialists
  • Trainers
  • Information and Records Consultants-freelance information specialists

» Diploma in Medical Records Management (DMRM) New Course

Medical records management is a dynamic field that requires professionals who are multi-skilled to undertake their duties and responsibilities using the various tools and applications that information technology presents changeably over time.
In this era of information age, in which the world is shifting towards a knowledge-based society, there are many challenges in the way information is managed. Globally the demand for highly skilled medical records managers far outstrips supply. This course therefore aims at imparting knowledge, practical skills and techniques to learners that are required to work in medical registries, records centres, archival repositories and other information centers.
With the knowledge and training skills gained from this course, the learners will be able to meet the information needs in accordance with vision 2030 and to utilize Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools in the management of both knowledge and information resources for good governance.
Diploma in Medical Records Management (DMRM) is open to those who have already completed National Certificate in Archives and Records Management (NCARM) and Certificate in Information Studies (CIS).

Course Objectives:-

At the end of this course the trainee should be able to:

  • Evaluate the theoretical, academic and experimental concepts in the medical records management as a profession.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge required in managing medical records.

Admission Requirements:

Learners entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Mean Grade C and C- pass in English. Kiswahili.
  • ‘O’ Level – Division III and a pass in English/Kiswahili.
  • A pass in Craft Certificate in Library, Archives and Information Studies (KNEC, or Certificate in Archives and Records Management OR Certificate in Library and Information Science from National Polytechnics or an institution recognized by university senate.
  • Any other qualification recognized by the university senate.

Mode of study

Full time, Part time

Duration : Four (4) trimesters equivalent of 1 year and 4 months.

  • Lectures, group discussions, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), industrial visits, practical sessions and presentations.

» Diploma in Information Science

The aim of the Diploma in Information Science is to impart knowledge, practical skills and techniques to trainees that are required to work in information and knowledge centers through the application of ICTs to meet the information needs in accordance with vision 2030.

Course Objectives:-

At the end of this course the trainee should be able to:

  • Effectively acquire, process, Organize, manage, retrieve and disseminate information in information systems.
  • Leverage on information and communication technology in enhancing management of knowledge and information.
  • Acquire the necessary skills and competencies needed for managing information centres.
  • Preserve and conserve all types of information materials.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in research and project writing.

Admission Requirements:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Mean Grade C and C- pass in English/Kiswahili.
  • ‘O’ Level – Division III and a pass in English/Kiswahili.
  • A pass in Craft Certificate in Library, Archives and Information Studies (KNEC)
  • Any other qualification recognized by the university senate.

Credit Transfers:

Mode of study

  • Entry Requirements
  • Full time, Part time

    Duration : One (1) year &1 Trimester

    Tuition Fees: Kshs. 32,760 Per Semester

    » Certificate in Information Science

    The aim of the Certificate in Information Science is to impart knowledge, and technical skills to trainees that are required to work in information and knowledge centers in both the public and private sectors.

    Course Objectives:-

    At the end of this course the trainee should be able to:

    • Identify and provide information materials in information centers.
    • Identify and explain the operations and use of different types of information centers.
    • Apply information technology in Information Science.
    • Organize, retrieve and disseminate information in information and knowledge centers.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Mean Grade D+ plus.
    • ‘O’ Level – Division IV.
    • Any other qualification recognized by the university senate.

    Credit Transfers:

    Mode of study

    Full time, Part time

    Duration : 1 Trimester

    Tuition Fees: Kshs. 30,000 Per Semester

    » Higher Diploma in Archives & Records Management

    The aim of the Higher Diploma in Archives and Records Management is to impart the relevant knowledge and develop skills which will be responsive and relevant to the country’s manpower needs in the records and information sector.

    Course Objectives:-

    At the end of this course the trainee should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the operations and use of different types of records and information/knowledge management programmes.
    • Demonstrate ability to process, organize, manage, retrieve and disseminate information in archives, records and other information systems.
    • Apply information and communication technology in enhancing management of records, knowledge and information.
    • Apply the necessary skills and competencies in managing both print and digital information materials.
    • Apply management and communication principles in the administration of information and knowledge centres.

    Admission Requirements:

    • National Diploma in Archives and records management
    • A Degree from a recognized University
    • Any other qualification recognized by the university senate to be equivalent to any of the above.

    Credit Transfers:

    Mode of study

    Full time, Part time, Holiday & Saturday

    Duration : 3 Trimester

    Tuition Fees: Kshs. 33,760 Per Semester

    » National Diploma in Archives & Records Management

    The course is intended to impart knowledge and skills that will enable trainees work effectively in the management of archives and records in public and private Sector. The IU NDARM is an entry qualification to the IU Bachelor of Information Science (BIS).

    Target group

    • Registry Staff
    • Archives Staff
    • Records center staff
    • Secretaries and administrators
    • Documentalists and Information personnel
    • Other individuals interested in pursuing a career in Records and Archives management.

    Course Objectives:-

    Understand the operations and use of different types of archives and records management programmes

    Organize, retrieve and disseminate information in registries, records centers, archives and other related information centers

    Understand and apply Information Communication Technology knowledge and skills in archives and records management

    Acquire the necessary skills and competencies needed for managing electronic records

    Preserve and conserve archival materials/records

    Apply management and communication principles in the administration of archives and records institutions

    Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in research and project writing

    Appreciate the role of archives and records management in national planning and development

    Admission Requirements:

    • KCSE mean grade C with C- in English and Kiswahili or,
    • ‘O’Level Division III with a pass in English/Kiswahili or
    • National Certificate in Archives and Records Management or Certificate in Library, Archives and Information Studies from a recognized institution or
    • Any other equivalent qualification

    Mode of study

    Full –Time, Part-time, Distance Learning

    Duration : 4 Semesters.

    Intakes : January, May and September

    » National Certificate in Archives & Records Management

    The Certificate Course consists of six (6) modules and it is a bridging course to the National Diploma in Archives and Records Management.

    Target group

    Archives and Records supervisors and other information assistants

    ‘O’ and ‘A’ level graduates interested in a career in archives and records management

    Records custodians in all sectors (private and public sector).

    Course Objectives:-

    Identify and Provide Information materials in archives and records management Programmes.

    Understand the operations and use of different types of archives and records management Programmes.

    Apply Information technology in archives and records management operations.

    Organize, retrieve and disseminate information in registries record centers, archives and other related information centers.

    Admission Requirements:

    KCSE mean grade D+

    ‘O’ level - Division IV.

    ‘A’ level - Principal passes.

    Mode of study

    Full-time & Part-time, Distance Learning, Onsite Training

    Duration : 4 Months

    Intakes : January, May and September

    » Automation of Information Systems & Services: A practical Approach

    Automation of libraries, archives and registries has become a critical yet challenging function of information personnel. To manage the challenges posed by the ever changing ICT industry, information personnel must constantly update themselves and keep abreast with new technology.

    In response to this market change and demand, IU, through its usual innovation, has developed “Automation of Records, Information Systems and Services: a practical approach (AISS)” course that will make both information personnel and Administrators in both the public and private sectors ICT savy through hands-on experience.

    The course exposes participants to both the records and archives management processes and automation processes through Electronic Archiving realized through digital technology.

    It is a practical based course that exposes participants to computer based systems used to automate information services and operations. They practically do digitization of records based on the concept of scanning technology and Document Management System (DMS).This enhances the management of electronic information/automation of records and information services in organizations.

    The program aims at equipping information services personnel and Administrators in organizations with the requisite skills and knowledge to effectively manage information using modern ICT tools, techniques and applications.

    Target group:

    All Information Services Providers, Administrators, Office Assistants, Secretaries, Managers.

    Course Objectives:-

    On completing this course, each participant will be able to:

    • Appreciate the purpose, role and nature of automation of information services
    • Apply the process of automation, determine the software and hardware required and the steps involved in implementing and maintaining automated information systems and services.
    • Apply knowledge acquired to automate systems and establish automated programs.
    • Explain how standardization and consistency affects the capabilities of automated services.
    • Enhance data/information security.

    Admission Requirements:

    Delivery mode

    Face to Face Presentations, case studies, Demonstrations, Group Discussions, Practical sessions and Site training-industrial exposures.

    Credit transfers

    Holders of Recognized Diplomas qualify for credit transfers in the Bachelor of Information Science(BIS) programme.

    Mode of study

    Seminar Mode 8.30 A.M – 4.00 P.M (3 sessions per day-two weeks.)

    Part time (Monday to Friday 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm)

    Duration : 60 hrs for each Mode

    Onsite training-Arrangements made with the organizations interested in this kind of arrangement.

    NB: The University issues certificates to the participants after successful completion of the course.

    Intakes : intakes are done throughout the year.

    Graduates of information science get employment as:

    • Information Managers
    • Knowledge officers
    • Records Managers/Officers
    • IT based Information specialists
    • Trainers/Lecturers
    • Information and Records Consultants-freelance information specialists
    • Editors
    • Market Researchers
    • Digital Technologists

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