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To be a leading LIS department, nationally and globally, based in a rural setting, providing quality career oriented programmes and service in information studies through our teaching, research and community engagement.

The department’s mission is:
• To provide students from diverse backgrounds with access to an enabling and caring teaching and learning environment in information studies
• To respond to local, national and global demand for human capital development in the information studies by providing students with relevant education and training through academic and career-focused programmes.
• To generate knowledge through research in information studies and to disseminate [research] through publications, teaching, development and information or knowledge sharing.

The Department of Information Studies will offer the following five programmes in 2018. Bachelor of Arts-Information Science, Bachelor of Library and Information Science, BA Honours in Information Sciences, Master’s of Arts in Information Science and PhD. Undergraduate programmes will only be offered if the student intake exceeds 10 at level one. The Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science (AIDIP1) will not be offered in 2018 due to staff vacancy in the department.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:   Dr Neil Davies Evans, PhD
Phone:     (035) 9026169
Fax:     (035) 9026082 

POSTAL ADDRESS:   University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa, 3886