Bachelor's Degree in Library Science and Information Systems. Department of Library Science and Information Systems. Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki.


Learning outcomes: The graduates of the Department are expected to have understood the following:
- The basic principles, values, and concept of the profession of the librarian - information scientist.
- The method by which libraries and librarians contribute to the promotion of democratic principles, freedom of thought, and life-long learning.
- The basic principles for the organisation and operation of libraries of various types (academic, folk, school, specialized, etc.) of documentation centres, of archives and cultural organisations.
- The basic principles for the organization and operation of digital libraries, foundation depositories, archives, digital collections, thematic gates in the internet, and all kinds of digital information.
- The basic concepts concerning the lifecycle of information.
- The concepts and the methods for acquiring and making available the sources of information.
- The basic principles for organising recorded knowledge and information.
- The characteristics and the potential for using new technology in the field of libraries and relevant organisations.
- The techniques and methods for evaluating products and services based on technology.
- The basic concepts of information needs and of information behaviour.
- The basic concepts and principles of IT services.
- The procedure and the basic research methods.
- The major learning theories.
- The basic principles and methods for the administration and management of societies and organisations.
With the purpose of being capable of:
- Evaluating, selecting, and organizing sources of information of various types and forms.
- Effectively using modern tools and technologies for the organisation, recovery, use, preservation, and maintenance of documents and digital collections.
- Designing and developing systems and information services that cover the needs for education, updating, and entertainment.
- Leading and training users in the procedure of tracking, evaluating, and properly using information.
- Promoting the values of reading, free access to knowledge, and freedom of thought.
- Conducting research and contributing to the production of new knowledge.
- Collaborating effectively with scientists of other specialists.
- Thinking critically and understand, analyse and resolve composite problems.
- Putting their knowledge into practice.
- Adjusting to new environments and requirements, and continuously learn.

Further Information

The purpose of the Department of Library Sciences and Information Systems is to train librarians and information scientists who shall work in any kind of library, information centre, archives and cultural organisations of the public or private sector.
The Department aims to the following:
1. Provision of quality education and the preparation of graduates capable of working with social responsibility and respect to the scientific and professional rules.
2. Conduct of research and the production of knowledge in every field of Library - Information Science.
3. Development of interdisciplinary collaborations.
4. Interconnection with social, productive, and cultural bodies.
The Department has a modern curriculum that goes in parallel with scientific developments and the requirements of the labour market, while covering subjects related to the collection, organisation, management, and use of information and of its sources, while focusing on the technologies of information and communications.
The basic subjects taught by the curriculum are the following:
A. The role of information in modern time.
B. Sources, services, and collections of information.
C. Organisation and management of information - administration of libraries and information centres.
D. IT education and IT literacy.
E. IT systems and digital libraries.

Relation To Employment

The degree in Library Science and Information Systems is necessary in order to work as a Librarian, Information Scientist, Archivist and Taxonomist. The professional rights of the graduates of the Department of Library Science and Information Systems have been established by Presidential Decree 385/1989 (Government Gazette 169/16-6-89/issue A). The graduates of the Department of Library Science and Information Systems of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, based on their specialized scientific and technical knowledge work, either on their own or in collaboration with other scientists in the private and public sector, as specified by the applicable clauses, engaged with the study, research, and application of modern technology in the organization and operation of libraries of all types, i.e.: National Library - Central Libraries (Parliament Library, etc.), Academic Libraries (Tertiary Education - School Libraries), Folk Libraries (Municipal, Community, etc.), Special Research Libraries, Documentation Centres, Archives, Museums and other cultural organisations and knowledge management organisations.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.