Call for application: University Diploma in Library and Information Science (DUSIB) – 2020/2021

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina -- in partnership with Senghor University in Alexandria, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB), and la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) – is announcing the commencement of the online registration for the Diplôme Universitaire en Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (DUSIB) as of 20 June 2020. Applications should be submitted online by 20 August 2020 at the latest.

The DUSIB is an internationally recognized one-year distance-learning diploma in the field of library and information science.

This diploma, accredited by Senghor University and ENSSIB, combines the academic and practical aspects of learning, and is considered an equivalent to the study of the first year of the Master’s degree. Its courses (10 units taught over the span of 60 credit hours) are provided by Senghor University and ENSSIB, and are followed by a practical training at the BA, the BnF, or any other internationally acclaimed francophone library.

The partnering institutions offer online platforms that include courses, videos, forums between students and teachers, as well as video conferences for live lectures.

This diploma targets librarians and information service specialists, in order to help them develop necessary professional skills, enrich their theoretical and practical knowledge, train them on the latest techniques, and qualify them to meet the needs of the public.

It is worth mentioning that the Diplôme Universitaire en Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (DUSIB) was launched two years ago, and was a major success internationally, as it assembled students from three continents: Europe, Africa, and North America.

Through this diploma, students can obtain an internship at an information services institution to help them increase their chances at acquiring a job in the field. The partnering institutions provide a unique education that suits the qualifications and needs of every student. They continuously develop the curriculum to meet the challenges of the labor market and the educational systems.

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