Bachelor of Library and Information Science (4 years)

Offered by the College of Education

Description

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) is a four-year program that prepares students in the development, deployment, and management of information resources in print, non-print, electronic, and digital formats. The program trains students to apply information technology to basic library operations and functions; to systematically organize, conserve, and preserve information objects, historical and cultural documents, and other intellectual properties; and to harness bibliographical and online tools to support teaching, research and other services. The program culminates with a one-year practicum/on-the-job training (OJT) at the University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library and in libraries and information centers both in public and private sectors outside the University. 

Identity

Thomasian Core Values

Competence | Compassion | Commitment

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Implement innovative programs and projects for libraries, archives and information organizations in any environment
  • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Filipino languages
  • Adhere to the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Code of Ethics for Professional Librarians
  • Advocate for the preservation and promotion of Filipino historical and cultural heritage as stipulated in RA 7722
  • Select, evaluate and effectively organize and disseminate print, multimedia, and digital resources that are suitable to different types of Library and information users
  • Communicate effectively to the information organizations’ stakeholders using appropriate print, multimedia and digital platforms
  • Apply scientific management approaches in managing libraries and information organizations
  • Formulate strategic goals and objectives, policies, procedures and systems that are responsive to future educational or organizational changes
  • Identify and effectively evaluate users’ needs using qualitative and quantitative methods for continuous improvement of services
  • Apply problem solving strategies to address the challenges in managing libraries, archives and other information organizations
  • Develop students’ interpersonal skills that will enable them to work collaboratively with other professionals
  • Create library automation systems and the use of computer hardware, software and peripherals, and online collaboration tools (the Internet, the worldwide web and social networking sites) for better information services
  • Develop information technology solutions (e.g., library automation system, Website, e-mail system, etc.) to facilitate information retrieval and dissemination
  • Conduct significant research projects that will significantly benefit the community, the information organization and its stakeholders
  • Understand national information policies (e.g., copyright law, plagiarism, cybercrimes, freedom of information, etc.) and other ethical issues and evaluate its implications to specific institutional needs
  • Participate and organize advocacy activities to promote reading, media and information literacy and foster lifelong learning in partner communities
  • Participate and organize continuing professional education activities for professional growth and lifelong learning

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Education” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing all the requirements leading to a BLIS degree, graduates may qualify for, but not limited to, the following entry level positions:

Bibliographer Documentation Officer Library Assistant
Copy Cataloger Library Applications Developer Preservation / Conservation Officer
Records Assistant

 

Once the LIS graduate has acquired the necessary license, he/she can be employed as: 

Abstractor Cataloger Geographic Information Systems Librarian LIS Faculty Preservation Librarian School Librarian
Academic Librarian Conservator Indexer Map Librarian Public Librarian Special Library Professional
Acquisitions Librarian Corporate Librarian Information Librarian/Specialist Medical Librarian Records Manager Systems Librarian
Archivist Database Librarian  Law Librarian Multimedia / AV Librarian / Specialist Reference Librarian Teacher Librarian

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none

 

Program Summary
LIS Courses No. of Courses and Units General Education Courses No. of Courses and Units
Core 13; 39 units General Education 12; 36 units
ICT 6; 18 units Theology 4; 12 units
Special Topics 7; 21 units Filipino 2; 6 units
Electives / Cognates 6; 18 units Physical Education 4; 8 units
Library Practice 2; 6 units NSTP / ROTC 2; 6 units
Total 34; 102 units 24; 68 units
Program Total 58 courses; 170 units

 

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
LS 7221 Introduction to Library and Information Science 
3 0 3
LS 7222 Information Resources and Services 1 3 0 3
LS 7223 Information Processing and Handling in Libraries and Information Centers 3 0 3
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26


Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ENTREMIND The Entrepreneural Mind 3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
LS 72217 Technology in Libraries and Information Centers 
3 0 3
LS 72219 Collection Management of Information Resources I 3 0 3 LS 7221
LS 72221 Information Resources and Services II 3 0 3 LS 7222
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 26 0 29

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
LS 72222 Organization of Information Resources I 3 0 3
LS 72225 Management of Libraries and Information Centers 3 0 3 LS 7221,
LS 72219
LS 72234 Collection Management of Information Resources II 3 0 3 LS 72219
LS 7229 Web Technologies in Libraries and Information Centers 1 0 1 LS 7223 LS 7229L
LS 7229L Web Technologies in Libraries and Information Centers 0 6 2 LS 7223 LS 7229
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
PHIPOPCU Philippine Popular Culture 3 0 3
THY 3 Christian Vision of Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 24 6 26

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
LS 7228 Philosophies and Principles of Teaching 1 3 0 3
LS 72211 Digital Libraries and Resources 3 0 3 LS 7229,
LS 7229L
LS 72223 Organization of Information Resources II 3 0 3 LS 72222
LS 72227 Literature for Children and Young Adults 3 0 3 LS 72219
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 26 0 26
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
LS 7226 Foreign Language 3 0 3
LS 72212 Programming Fundamentals 1 0 1 LS 72211 LS 72212L
LS 72212L Programming Fundamentals (Laboratory) 0 6 2 LS 72211 LS 72212
LS 72218 Philosophies and Principles of Teaching II 3 0 3 LS 72228
LS 72220 Educational Technology I 3 0 3
LS 72224 Indexing and Abstracting 3 0 3 LS 72223
LS 72228 Introduction to Records Management and Archives 3 0 3
LS 72235 Indigenous Knowledge and Multi-Culturalism 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 6 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
LS 7224 Educational Technology II 1 0 1 LS 72220 LS 7224L
LS 7224L Educational Technology II (Laboratory) 0 6 2 LS 72220 LS 7224
LS 72214 Database Design for Libraries 1 0 1 LS 72212,
LS 72212L
LS 72214L
LS 72214L Database Design for Libraries (Laboratory) 0 6 2 LS 72212,
LS 72212L
LS 72214
LS 72216 System Analysis and Design in Libraries and Information Centers 3 0 3 LS 72212,
LS 72212L
LS 72226 Information Literacy 3 0 3 LS 72221
LS 72231 School and Academic Librarianship 3 0 3 LS 72221,
LS 72225
LS 72232 Special and Public Librarianship 3 0 3 LS 7221,
LS 72225
LS 72233 Preservation of Information Resources 3 0 3 LS 72228
TOTAL 20 12 24

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
LS 72229 Research Methods in Library and Information Science 3 0 3 LS 7221,
LS 72219,
LS 7222,
LS 72221,
LS 72222,
LS 722223,
LS 72224,
LS 72225,
LS 72226,
LS 72228,
LS 72233
LS 72236 Organization of Information Resources III 3 0 3 LS 722223
LS 72237 Library Practice I 3 0 3 LS 7221,
LS 72211,
LS 72212,
LS 72212L,
LS 72214,
LS 72214L,
LS 72216,
LS 72217,
LS 72219,
LS 7222,
LS 72221,
LS 72222,
LS 722223,
LS 72224,
LS 72225,
LS 72226,
LS 72228,
LS 7223,
LS 72234,
LS 7229,
LS 7229L
TOTAL  9 0 9

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
LS 72230 LIS Research 3 0 3 LS 72229
LS 72238 Library Practice II 3 0 3 LS 72237
TOTAL  6 0 6

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2006-2007 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 101A Communication Skills I 3 0 3
ENG 105 Developmental Reading 3 0 3
FIL 1 Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan
3 0 3
MATH 1 Fundamental of Mathematics 3 0 3
NS 201 Earth Science 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 21  0 21


Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COMP 1A Basic Computer 1 1 6 3
ENG 101B Communication Skills II 3 0 3 ENG 101A
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Iba’t-ibang Disiplina
3 0 3 FIL 1
MATH 2 Contemporary Mathematics 3 0 3 MATH 1
NS 104 Earth Science 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
SEM ED Seminar in Education 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 22  6 24

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 206A Principles of Teaching I 3 0 3 PSY 1, SEM ED
FIL 3 Retorika 3 0 3 FIL 2
LIS 1 Introduction to Library and Information 3 0 3
LS 3 Organization of Information Sources I 3 0 3
LS 5 Information Sources and Services I 3 0 3
LS 8 Information Technology I 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
PSY 2A Child and Adolescent Psychology 3 0 3 PSY 1
TOTAL 24 0 24

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
EDUC 206B Principles of Teaching II 3 0 3 EDUC 206A, SEM ED
ETAR Economics with Taxation and Agrarian Reform 3 0 3
LIS 2 Collection Development 3 0 3 LIS 1
LIS 6 Library & Information Management I 3 0 3 LIS 1, LS 3, LS 5
LS 4 Organization of Information Sources II 3 0 3 LS 3
LS 6 Library and Information Management 3 0 3 LIS 1, LS 3, LS 5
LS 9 Information Sources and Services II 3 0 3 LS 5
LS 10 Information Technology II 3 0 3 LS 8
LIT 101 Introduction to Literary Types 3 0 3 ENG 101A, ENG 101B
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
TOTAL 30 0 30
Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ENG 104 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3 ENG 101 A, ENG 101 B
LIT 102 Filipino Literature in English 3 0 3
LS 11 Research Methods in Library & Info Science 3 0 3 LS 3, LS 4, LS 5, LS 8, LS 9, LS 10, LIS 1, LIS 2, LIS 6, LIS 7
LS 12 Special Materials 3 0 3 LS 3, LS 4, LS 5, LS 9, LS 10, LIS 2
LS 13 Literature for Children & Young Adults 3 0 3 LIS 1, LIS 2
LIS 7 Indexing and Abstracting I 3 0 3 LS 3, LS 4
LIS 20 Collection Management 3 0 3 LIS 2
LIS 21 Information Sources and Services III 3 0 3 LS 5, LS 9
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 27 0 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
HUM Introduction to Humanities 3 0 3
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3  0 3
LIS 22 Indexing and Abstracting II 3 0 3 LIS 7
LIS 23 Information Technology III 3 0 3 LS 10, LS 8
LS 14 School Libraries and Media Center 3 0 3 LIS 1, LIS 2, LS 3
LS 15 Academic Libraries 3 0 3 LIS 6
LS 16 Special Libraries 3 0 3 LIS 6
PHL 2/102 Logic 3 0 3
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 PHL 5, THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 30 30

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
LPRAC 1 Library Practicum I 3 0 3 LIS 1, LIS 2, LIS 6, LIS 7, LS 3, LS 4, LS 5, LS 8, LS 9, LS 10, LS 11, LS 12, LS 13, LS 14, LS 15, LS 16
LS 17 Public Libraries 3 0 3 LIS 6
LIS 18 Archives & Record Management 3 0 3
LIS 24 Organization and Information Sciences 3 0 3 LS 3, LS 4
TOTAL  12 0 12

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
LPRAC 2 Library Practicum II 3 0 3 LPRAC 1
LIS 25 Library & Information Management II 3 0 3 LIS 6
TOTAL  6 0 6

 

Student Life

On-the-Job Training / Internship

The BLIS program culminates with a one-year practicum/on-the-job training (OJT) at the University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library and in libraries and information centers both in public and private sectors outside the University.

Student Organization

Library and Information Science Students’ Association (LISSA)
The official student organization of the LIS students of the University of Santo Tomas comprised of aspiring Library and Information Science professionals.

Some activities organized:
Community Development Activities
Library Tours
Academic Lectures
General Assemblies
Sports Fest

Alumni

Licensure Exam Performance

Graduates of the BLIS program of UST have consistently performed well in the Licensure Examinations administered by the Professional Regulation Commission. Our graduates, some of whom topnotchers, consistently post a passing rate higher than the national passing rate.

Prominent Institutions that Employ UST BLIS Graduates

World Health Organization | House of Representatives | Commission on Higher Education | Department of Health | Research Institute for Tropical Medicine | Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas | National Library of the Philippines | National Museum of the Philippines | Cultural Center of the Philippines | Presidential Museum and Library – Philippines | Freedom of Information Philippines

ABS-CBN | GMA | TV 5 | CNN Philippines

Asian Development Bank | Rustan’s | Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. | Romulo | Koha

Xavier School | Immaculate Conception Academy – Greenhils | Brent International School – Manila | Miriam College | De La Salle – Andres Soriano Memorial College – Cebu | St. Theresa’s College – Quezon City | St. Pedro Poveda College | St. Scholastica’s College – Manila | Assumption – Makati | St. Mary’s College – Quezon City | Elizabeth Seton – Las Piñas

Program Recognitions

Center of Development