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Bachelor of Library and Information Science in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that will teach you about the different sources of information, how to acquire them, and how to develop and maintain a collection of reference materials. It will also teach you how to manage small and large-scale libraries including management of library facilities, equipment, finances, and library personnel.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • Collection Management
  • Organization of Information Sources
  • Information Sources and Services
  • Library and Information Management
  • Indexing and Abstracting
  • Information Technology
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Science
  • Special Materials
  • Library Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • School Library Media Centers
  • Academic Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Archives Management
  • Library Practice

In addition to taking the courses mentioned above, you may also be required to undergo a minimum of 200 hours of On-the-Job Training at public and private libraries in order to give you a first-hand experience of the tasks and responsibilities you will be expected to perform and handle once you’ve become a part of the workforce.


Qualified graduates of Bachelor of Library and Information Science can work as any of the following:

  • Librarian
  • Abstractor
  • Archivist
  • Bibliographer
  • Information Scientist
  • Media or Audio Visual Specialist
  • Researcher
  • College Professor

Passing the licensure examination for Librarians is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the field of library and information science. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for more information.

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  1. pls let me know of the schools offering refresher course probably here in CAR or nearest provinces..thanks

    • Hi, Rufe!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Right now, we don’t know of any schools offering refresher courses for BLIS. We would update the post if and when we come across such information, though.


  2. i’m also wondering if there are any short courses related to library science. if so, what schools? are there schools which offers this course through online?

    • Hi, Milka!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      So far, we haven’t come across any short or online courses related to library science. 🙁

      We will surely update the site if and when we do find something, though. 🙂

  3. are there short courses available related to library science? where? thanks

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