Introduction

Library and information studies department imparts knowledge and skill to trainees in various careers. I.e. Librarians, Archivist, Documentalist, Curators, Record managers’, Journalist, Radio Presenters e.t.c

Vision

To be a leader in technical training and innovation for social economic prosperity and global competitiveness.

Mission

Provide quality technical training in science and technology for innovation and sustainable development.

History

The information department commenced in 1992 with a few students and has progressed to great number with an approximately of four hundred and fifty (450) student currently. The student are awarded Certificate, Diploma and HND which empowers them to compete in the job market.

The department has twelve (12) qualified teachers engrossed in imparting knowledge. The students’ performance has been exemplary insuccessive years which makes them competent in job market nationally. The department is managed by HOD and deputized by Deputy HOD.

Courses

The courses offered are designed to keep pace with the needs of the formal and informal sectors in science and technology etc. The skills required propel the nation into achieving the sustainable development

The department offers the following courses:

  • HND in library and information management
  • Diploma in information studies
  • Certificate in information studies
  • Diploma in journalism and mass media
  • Diploma in music and sound engineering

New courses to be introduced are:

  • Diploma in Archive and record management.
  • Higher National Diploma in Archives and record management

These courses are offered at:

Main Campus– The classes are regular

Town Campus– The courses are offered at Kakamega, both regular and Evening classes.

Off Campus– The courses are attended during Holiday or School based.

Entry Requirements:

Application who wishes to enroll for this course should have the following minimum requirements:

  • Passed KCSE with an average grade of C- (Minus) for the Diploma courses
  • Passed KCSE with an average grade of D (Plain) for certificate courses
  • Passed in diploma for HND courses

Areas of Working

  1. Libraries
  2. Documentation Centres
  3. Data Centre
  4. Registry
  5. Radio Stations
  6. Archives
  7. Record Centres
  8. Museums
  9. TV Stations
  10. Cybercafe

Services

Binding Services & Reprographic Services

The department offers binding service for both old and new books within the college at affordable cost. We also offer reprographic services when required.

Publishing Services

The department designs and publishes materials e.g. library bulletins, brochures, magazines, etc and other service brought to the department.

Outreach Services

The department sensitizes the community on good reading habits, good practice of housekeeping and ease management of information centre’s which enlightens complexities of information.

Studio Services

Video coverage is available at affordable price
Recording and production for music
Training in relevant skills e.g. DJ skills, video

Processing / Organization Service

The department deals with organization of information materials. Through classification and cataloguing which facilitate access and retrieval of information.

Literature Search

This is done manually/electronically by use of internet