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1 HKU Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education Division of Information & Technology Studies Peter Warning Studies for Information Professionals

2 HKU Faculty of Education Why HKU? HKU is 1 of the world’s top universities 2012/13 23 rd best university in the world 2 nd best university in Asia 11 th best in Education in the world QS World University Rankings 35 th best university in the world 3 rd best university in Asia 30 th best in Social Sciences in the world Times Higher Education Supplement

3 HKU Faculty of Education Why Faculty of Education? Librarians are EDUCATORS From information skills training  lifelong learning  information literacy Educators are knowledge & information workers who work in rapidly changing, technology rich environments

4 HKU Faculty of Education The benefits Teaching staff with years of local & international teaching & practitioner experience in Information Studies Expert practitioners from within industry World-class information resources

5 HKU Faculty of Education Programs offered MSc[LIM] Full-time Part-time BSc[IM] Full-time (Top up) UGC funded

6 HKU Faculty of Education MSc[LIM] attracts Graduates in any field Qualified information professionals looking to improve their knowledge base Workers who want to change careers

7 HKU Faculty of Education MSc[LIM]: Admission requirements Bachelor’s Degree with honours OR qualifications & experience of equivalent standard Fees: HK$95k for 10 modules (some are CEF)

8 HKU Faculty of Education Aims Designed to prepare graduates to: be ‘informed, reflective practitioners’ in the information age develop information leadership capacities that can be used in a wide variety of professional environments – library & other

9 HKU Faculty of Education What makes the MSc[LIM] so special? 1 st such award offered by an HK university Program tailored to the unique needs of HK MSc[LIM] acts both as a 1 st qualification & as an advanced qualification depending on entry knowledge

10 HKU Faculty of Education Program Extends over 1 academic year of F/T study or 2 years for P/T Flexible modular structure allowing students to complete the degree at their own pace Face-to-face, supplemented by flexible online delivery

11 HKU Faculty of Education Course structure: 10 modules Coursework option 3 core modules 3 specialist modules Independent project 3 electives OR Dissertation option 3 core modules 3 specialist modules 1 elective Dissertation

12 HKU Faculty of Education Curriculum: Specialisms Information Management Knowledge Management Librarianship More details at:

13 HKU Faculty of Education Electives include…. Information resources & services Information retrieval theory & practice Collection management Organising information Knowledge management Literature for young people in a digital age Digital libraries Records management Organisational learning Knowledge taxonomies Preservation of information Internship etc

14 HKU Faculty of Education Double Masters MSc[LIM] + MSc[ITE] A total of 17 modules

15 HKU Faculty of Education Advanced standing Will be given for previous study: If previous study was at the postgraduate level Up to 3 modules credit is possible

16 HKU Faculty of Education Intake Since the MSc[LIM] was launched in 2004, 324 students, from a broad range of backgrounds (eg teachers, school administrators, librarians & IT officers etc) have graduated from the program

17 HKU Faculty of Education Comments on MLIM MSc[LIM] is very useful for school librarians. The content is insightful & lecturers are very helpful. I enjoy studying the course & I have recommended this course to other school librarians The program is very good in terms of breadth & depth of knowledge provided in the field of LIM. I have worked in libraries for 9 years. I think the knowledge covered in different modules are current & updated such as web 2.0, social bookmarking & library visits analysis. The modules are very practical too!

18 HKU Faculty of Education Career prospects after MLIM Many school librarians were promoted Appointed professional librarians in academic libraries –eg, Assistant Librarian II (Information Services) in a university Appointed professional librarians in various companies in the commercial sector –eg, Professional librarian in an international law firm

19 HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] eligibility Candidates holding a recognized Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline are eligible More details at:

20 HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] Program structure 2 years 48 credits in BSc[IM] Core Courses –6 credits in Professional Experience –6 credits in a Project 24 credits in BSc[IM] Electives 12 credits in Common Core Courses 30 credits in electives 6 credits in English Language Enhancement courses

21 HKU Faculty of Education PE Host organizations HK Academy for Performing Arts HK Productivity Council HK Police Force Hutchison Global Communications Tsing Hua University, Beijing UNESCO, Thailand JSM in association with Mayer Brown LLP, Canada Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Ltd. Civil Service Bureau ESRI China (Hong Kong) Ltd. Hospital Authority (KM Unit) Longman Hong Kong Education Scottish Enterprise – Glasgow, U.K. Pearson Educational Publishing

22 HKU Faculty of Education Student 1 My Dream comes true! To work in the HK Academy for Performing Arts Library is my dream! Cannot think of other better places that I want to gain my professional experience! Student 2 Everyday here (Bangkok) is so exciting. Even today is a holiday, still, it is full of excitement to me. I think the decision to come here is correct, because I know I can only survive in an environment that is full of adventure like here, where I can experience so much with different things that I haven’t seen or even thought about before! Students’ comments on PE

23 HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] students in the news

24 HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] Project Sample publications “Use of databases and ebooks in international secondary schools in Hong Kong: A small scale survey” in Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, (Italy) “Metadata design for digital Chinese orchestral scores with instrumental parts” in Fontes Artis Musicae, 55(2), 2008, “A framework for accreditation of International Baccalaureate school libraries” in International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, (USA) A survey of using wikis in academic libraries in different countries. 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management, (USA)

25 HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] Project Sample publications “Evaluation of two open source digital library software systems” ED-MEDIA 2007 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, (Canada) “Butterflies in amber: Online data structure design & digitization of the Contemporary Chinese Orchestral Collection at the HKAPA.” International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres Annual Conference, (Australia) “Knowledge workers' awareness & their use of key knowledge resources - in Hong Kong & Singapore.” 7th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations, (Singapore) “White knight or white elephant? The impact of online database on an international school library in Hong Kong” International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, (Taiwan)

26 HKU Faculty of Education Career prospects after BSIM Analyst, Deloittes HK Area Sales Manager, Neutrik Assistant HR Manager, HSBC IT Specialist, Hewlett-Packard Information Research Officer, Sing Dao Daily Assistant Librarian, Leisure & Cultural Services Dept Marketing Executive, Advanced Card Systems Business Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard Online Marketing Manager, Double Up Media KM Executive, Deacons HK Web Programmer, Tiebusa Ltd


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