Chairperson: Dr. Munira Nasreen (Assoc. Prof)
Established in 1956, the Department of Library Sciences was the first ever to offer professional degree in Pakistan in this discipline. Masters in Library Science (M.L.S.) was offered from 1962. Since 1982 the department is known as Department of Library and Information Science, and information control / management became an integral part of the studies. Computer lab for cataloguing was established in 1984. This was the first computer laboratory in all Library and Information Science Schools across Pakistan as well as the Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi.
The founder chairman, Dr. Abdul Moid was the first Ph. D. holder in Library Science from the USA (1964). The Presidents’ Award for the Pride of Performance has been awarded to Professor Dr. Anis Khurshid, a renowned teacher of the department, known as the father of modern librarianship in Pakistan.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching at the department includes lectures, practical, presentations, group discussions, study tours and extension lectures. Assessment is based on evaluation of performance in the semester examinations along with various projects, assignments, reports and oral presentations.
The need of a trained person to control and to search relevant information in the modern time has become a necessity. Opportunities for outgoing students are open in public and private sector and packages offered are better in comparison to other professions. In government offices, BLIS / BS degree holders are offered 16 – 17 (BPS) and MLIS 17 (BPS) and above.