IS223 All About

Brief History

The Faculty of Information Management has been recognized as a pioneer in Malaysia in providing education and research spanning the fields of Information, Library, and Records Management since its inception in 1968. During its formative years, the Department of Library Science conducted a full time programme to prepare post-high school student s for the professional qualification – Associate of the Library Science and embarked on designing its own Malaysian curriculum, launched in 1972 – Diploma in Library Science for holders of Higher School Certificates, and Postgraduate Diploma in Library Science for university graduates.

In keeping up with national and international developments, the School has been conducting regular curriculum reviews resulting in cooperation of information science components into the curriculum. Hence the change of the school’s name to “School of Library and Information Science” in 1979. With the addition of Archival and Records Management under the big umbrella of”Information”, the school’s name was changed again to “Faculty of Information Studies” in 1997. The current name, “Faculty of Information Management” has been in use since 2005 as a result of UiTM’s regrouping of various academic programmes and disciplines campus-wide.

Our Mission

1) To train information professionals who are well-balanced, knowledgeable, competitive, ethical and sensitive towards the development of the profession in which they are involved.

2) Is committed to provide continuous education and training at all levels for the information professionals, and undertaking research and provide consultation services

Our Goals

1) To supply the manpower needs of professionally qualified information personnel for the development of the nation in support of the vision 2020

2) To train the undisputed to become information professionals who are versatile, competitive, creative and proactive

3) To provide academic and professional programs of high quality, innovative and up-to-date

4) To provide quality teaching with the support of practical training, research, publishing, and consultation work

5) To increase the quality, effectiveness and the variety of training programs according to the needs of the market and technological advancement

6) To produce graduates who would act as agents towards the promotion of a reading and informed community

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