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Bachelor of Library and Information Science in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Library and Information Science is a four-year degree program designed to provide knowledge and skills in the management of library operations, the systematic organization, conservation, preservation and restoration of books, historical and cultural documents, and other intellectual properties. The program includes topics on the basic principles and fundamental laws of library science as well as the appropriate use of information resources. It also teaches essential skills in the integration of information technology and management information system for effective organization, use, and delivery of learning resources and services.

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in Library and Information Science are encouraged to take the Information and Communication Technology strand. The strand equips students with basic topics on illustration, web design, animation, technical drafting, and computer programming.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • Collection Management
  • Organization of Information Sources
  • Information Sources and Services
  • Library and Information Management
  • Information Technology
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Science

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of Library and Information Science are expected to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively through oral and writing
  • Systematically and logically accomplish tasks
  • Create objectives and policies for future educational changes
  • Make use of the library’s automation systems, computer hardware, software, and other online tools
  • Analyze information policy and ethical issues

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in actual libraries and information centers in the public and private sectors. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

To become a Licensed Librarian in the Philippines, a graduate of Bachelor of Library and Information Science needs to pass the Librarian Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Librarians under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Bachelor of Library and Information Science may pursue a career path in libraries and information centers both in the public and private sectors. They may apply as a library technician, school librarian, corporate librarian, acquisitions librarian, community outreach librarian, public librarian, medical librarian, digital librarian, and law librarian.

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Reviews of Bachelor of Library and Information Science graduates:

S. R.
◈ Studied B Library and Information Science
◈ At University of the Philippines Diliman
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletAbout my college education: The first question we always get when asked about our course is "Ano yun?" and when we explain what it is, the next would be "ahhhh. may ganoon pala tayo". Library and Information Science has never been a separate course from the beginning of time. Sure, there have been librarians since libraries have been established (and surely, one or more of us have been telling the "kasingtanda na ni Ma'am ang library") but it has always been as a minor of some other field like education. With the introduction of LIS in the Philippines, I was more open-minded to the idea of male librarians (yes, there is now a Mr. Librarian) , the idea that not everything that can be searchable in Google or Wikipedia is reliable, and that digital media and traditional media need not overpower each other; they go hand-in-hand in providing good information.

While I cannot tell you what particular set of skills will make you succeed, one important thing about any education is to be open-minded to various ideas and opinions. Never go in a classroom full of ideas that you don't want to revise anymore or else you will never learn anything.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently a licensed librarian working in the National Library of the Philippines under the Office of the Director

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: More than the things they taught us back in college, I believe that we can never be truly prepared for the road ahead of us. But what I found useful is the way that they allowed us to have space to find out what we are capable of doing. And the added knowledge of accessing a lot of information sources for references to our papers, reports and projects really comes in handy when it comes to locating relevant information for work.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I didn't need to find a job because the jobs came to us.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Library & Information Science: I would defintely recommend everyone to take the LIS course, and it doesn't matter if you don't love books. That is an old concept we have long thrown away. As long as you love learning about new things, and possibly the means to get them, this course is for you! There is always a huge demand for librarians all over the world that instead of worrying that we don't have a job, we have the oppurtunity to select which job we like best. Also, the old notion that teachers and librarians don't get paid enough has long been abolished as well.
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